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Famed Android developer Paul O’Brien is working on a project called Switch, which would allow HTC One users to quickly switch from AOSP Android to Sense 5, and back.

Dual booting, or having two separate operating systems on one device, has been the dream of many users torn between the clean and stylish interface of stock Android and the extra features offered by overlays such as Sense and TouchWiz.

Now Paul O’Brien, a leading Android developer and creator of the MoDaCo custom ROM, is working on a way to let HTC One users switch between Sense 5 and stock Android, and vice versa. The ultimate goal is to offer users a simple way to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Dubbed Switch, the project is currently a work in progress, and, as you would imagine, is no easy task. O’Brien said he’s working on the HTC One now, but a Galaxy S4 version cannot be ruled out in the future.


Switch will give users the chance to enjoy stock Android without giving up features like BlinkFeed, the IR blaster, or Zoes. The details are not clear for now, but we’ll keep you posted on this exciting project.

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