MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Galaxy S4 i9505

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MoDaCo.SWITCH is an innovative, proven, multi ROM solution for the HTC One. Now we're ready to bring it to the Galaxy S4 i9505.
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Paul O'Brien
Technology
Diss
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

Update

Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, you're all awesome and it's fantastic we've hit the target already. I'm not setting stretch goals per se, but all subsequent donations help get us towards the ultimate goal of making Switch available for all ROM developers to use and thereby all devices. Switch is for you - Android fans. :-)

In the press

"MoDaCo.SWITCH ... looks brilliant" - Matt Miller, ZDnet

"Switch could still give ... fans the best of both worlds" Engadget

"All your data is shared between the two" Cnet

"Users can now have their Android cake and eat it too." - Android Central

"What makes this software special is the ability to flip back and forth between the two without losing any of your data." - geek

"While a simple dual boot would be cool, MoDaCo.SWITCH is so much cooler." - Android and Me

"Hannah Montana would be proud." - Phandroid

About MoDaCo.SWITCH

MoDaCo.SWITCH is not a custom ROM. It sits atop a ROM to offer a whole new approach to using multiple custom ROMs. In the past if you wanted to run different ROMs on your device - for example Samsung TouchWiz and stock Android or CyanogenMod - you'd have to manually flash between them and set up your data again every time you switched - certainly not ideal. SWITCH resolves this problem.

Multiple ROMs, one set of data

The core feature of MoDaCo.SWITCH is the ability to maintain one set of data between multiple custom ROMs. Switching from the heavily modified manufacturer ROM to the stock Google ROM? No problem, all your apps - and most importantly the settings for all your apps - will still be maintained. Just carry on using your phone!

Simple switching, simple updating, community support

With MoDaCo.SWITCH you don't have to boot into your recovery image and mess around flashing different ROMs... the Switch app does it for you. One click - 'Do you want to switch?' - and the device reboots to your new ROM in a process that's barely longer than a regular boot.

Updating to a newer version of SWITCH is simple courtesy of the built in over-the-air update mechanism powered by otaupdatecentre.pro - a service sponsored and supported by MoDaCo.

A forthcoming SWITCH companion app will help you manage aspects of SWITCH, and a SWITCH kitchen (Switchen?) for MoDaCo premium members (also included with some pledges) allows you to turn on and off different bits of ROM functionality as desired.

If you need support for SWITCH, head on over to the support topic on the MoDaCo forums for peer to peer help (and help from us of course).

Proven success

The campaign to bring MoDaCo.SWITCH to the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 comes on the back of the HTC One release, which has been critically acclaimed and widely used. You're not buying into an idea, you're buying into a product that's being successfully used by thousands of people on a similar device already.

What is the funding paying for?

This campaign is designed primarily to fund test devices to develop the software on. It's also an interesting way to gauge interest in the product. Of course, a massive amount of time is spent on this kind of project too which isn't covered by the funding target.

Often development is done for fun and to further the community, but there are always real physical and considerable time costs involved.

The plan for MoDaCo.SWITCH is to make the system available for ROM developers everywhere to use across a wide range of devices - your pledge will help us get closer to making that a reality.

The fashionable pledge

If you contribute towards 'the fashionable option', you'll get a t-shirt. The actual t-shirt design will be agreed democratically amongst the pledgers. International shipping of the t-shirt is included.

See MoDaCo.SWITCH in action on the HTC One

MoDaCo.SWITCH is real. Here's a demo of a pre-Beta running on the HTC One!

 

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£2,414GBP
raised by 349 people in 22 days
241% funded
0 time left
£1,000 GBP goal
Fixed Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 16, 2013
Select a Perk
  • £1GBP
    The gratitude option

    (APPROX $1.50) Already running MoDaCo.SWITCH on your HTC One? Support future development with this pledge.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • £3GBP
    The student option

    (APPROX $4.50) Pledging £3 gives you early access to MoDaCo.SWITCH for TouchWiz / Google Play Edition on the Galaxy S4.

    124 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • £5GBP
    The simple option

    (APPROX $7.50) Pledging £5 gives you early access to MoDaCo.SWITCH for TouchWiz / Google Play Edition on the Galaxy S4.

    32 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • £8GBP
    The extravagant student option

    (APPROX $12) Pledging £8 gives you early access to MoDaCo.SWITCH for TouchWiz / Google Play Edition on the Galaxy S4 as well as a MoDaCo Silver (formerly ad-free) account which gives you access to the MoDaCo.SWITCH kitchen.

    83 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • £10GBP
    The deluxe option

    (APPROX $15) Pledging £10 gives you early access to MoDaCo.SWITCH for TouchWiz / Google Play Edition on the Galaxy S4 as well as a MoDaCo Silver (formerly ad-free) account which gives you access to the MoDaCo.SWITCH kitchen

    81 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • £40GBP
    The fashionable option

    (APPROX $60) Pledging £40 gives you early access to MoDaCo.SWITCH for TouchWiz / Google Play Edition on the Galaxy S4 as well as a MoDaCo Gold (formerly Plus) account which gives you access to the MoDaCo.SWITCH kitchen and other benefits. Not only that - you'll get a super cool MoDaCo.SWITCH T-Shirt (design to be selected by democratic vote amongst the pledgers).

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £3,000GBP
    The full monty option

    (APPROX $4,600) Apparently every project needs one of these right? Pledging £3000 gives you dinner in London with members of the MoDaCo team, where we'll present you with a Galaxy S4 running MoDaCo.SWITCH. A 1 night hotel stay is included, travel expenses are not. You'll also receive a lifetime MoDaCo Gold (formerly Plus) account which gives you access to the MoDaCo.SWITCH kitchen and other benefits.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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