Android (rooted): SwitchMe dual boots your Android phone in just a few taps, so you can configure different Android installations for different situations.
We’ve already shown you how to dual boot your Android phone, but SwitchMe is a bit different. Unlike BootManager,it won’t let you dual boot different ROMs, but it’s also much less complex to use. With the touch of a button, SwitchMe will create a new, clean installation of your current ROM, free of the apps and settings tweaks you’re currently using. You can then craft that installation to fit whatever purpose you want—like one with fewer apps that doesn’t suck up battery life. The app’s developer offers some other great suggestions for your other installations, or “profiles”:
Privacy—the most obvious benefit is that you can securely share one device among multiple users, which gives you privacy and peace of mind.
Testing—if you are a developer, you can use profiles as clean sandboxes to test your applications and their interaction with the system.
Gaming—with multiple installations of Android on a single device, you can now play online MMOs as different characters.
Speed—the games your kids play slow down your tablet, but with SwitchMe you can easily create profiles in without games or messengers.
Battery life—when the battery is low but there are important emails or documents to edit later, switch to a profile which only contains these essentials.
If you aren’t looking to try new ROMs, SwitchMe is a fantastic way to dual boot your phone without any fuss—it literally just takes a couple taps to create a new installation, and you can manage it all from SwitchMe’s simple interface. Hit the link to check it out.
SwitchMe is a free download for Android. For $2, though, you can grab the pro key that lets you create as many profiles as you want, and password protect them for increased privacy.