Change between Sense and Google Edition with MoDaCo.SWITCH on the HTC One
This afternoon, Paul O’Brian, founder of MoDaCo, informed the masses that he is almost finished with a new tool called MoDaCo.SWITCH. This new utility will give rooted HTC One users the ability to change between the Google Edition Android ROM and the HTC Sense ROM that comes installed on carrier models without losing their data.
The thing that makes Paul’s tool so useful is that users can switch between ROM’s so easily and the same user data is present. Basically this means one data set is shared between the two Android based ROMs and all the user settings and installed applications are present no matter which ROM you are on. In the video on the source link, Paul shows us how easily he switches between ROMs and also how he can change a setting in one environment and switch to the other with the same values in place.
Paul O’Brian mentioned last week that he was working on this cool function and surprisingly enough he is just about ready to release it to the public. We’re not sure what special steps will need to be done to get MoDaCo.SWITCH running on your HTC One, but we are positive you will need to be rooted.
Paul also states in his demo that he imagined other ROM’ s can be used to “switch” not just the GE and Sense versions. Another note worthy of mention is that Paul developed this tool while in dealing with the concept to build a “Best of Both” or BoB ROM combining features from the sense and GE ROM’s to make one slick ROM, that I for one would definitely use.
Look for a beta release coming soon by way of the MoDaCo website courtesy of Paul O’Brian.