The HTC One is undoubtedly one of the best Android powered devices to hit the shelves this year. It has so much going for it that it would be criminal not to mention it. It, like all others, doesn’t come without its faults, though.
This fault may not be anything to do with the device itself, or its hardware, but rather a split crowd after HTC decided to split its owners with two different ROM’s. When it first came out it had its own, however, it was then released with Google Play Edition handset, making it nothing but a stock Android device. That isn’t the downside. Stock Android is nothing to be ashamed of, but naturally, after giving people an inkling of what the original device had, there was always going to be people who wanted it back. Sure, you can do the usual manual installation, and swap the ROM’s over. Or, you could use MoDaCo.SWITCH.
MoDaCo is actually an Android developer and he’s come up with a tool that lets the One’s users switch back and forth between the two different versions of ROM. Not only that, but it does it without causing any problems at all. You won’t even have to shift any of the data across to the new platform, making it quick and super efficient.
It begs the question, how many devices will be able to use a tool like this in the future? Could this be the end as flashing as we know it? Not likely just yet, but if we get more devices released in the same manner as the HTC One, you never know what might be around the corner.
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