Dual booting Windows OS with some other OS is a common thing today, and it has been in practice since the era of Windows 98. What if we talk about dual booting a Windows Mobile Pocket PC with another OS then it would definitely surprise few.
Google launched their Android Mobile OS for smartphone, mobile hackers started tweaking this OS and have already achieved alot.
Cyber Weesje from Smatphonejukie is the first person to develop an Application “Gen.Y DualBOOT” that allows Windows Mobile users to use Dual boot feature in their pocket PC.
How it Works
OS is integrated with firmware on ROM (read-only Memory) of a device, for a mobile device, the ROM space is not enough to have another OS, so the solution was to use some other memory as ROM (in this procedure it can be either Internal Storage or Storage Card).
For a device to use this software it must be installed with Custom-Built Android OS ROM (XDAndroid) at the root of the storage (either “\Internal storage\haret.exe” or “\storage card\haret.exe”). Haret is emulation software which runs Android from within Windows Mobile OS.
Note: The mobile devices not having a custom Android ROM with Haret from xda-developers cannot use this application.
The dual booting application must be installed in the internal memory (neither internal storage nor storage card) otherwise the application will not run at boot.