Paul O’Brien Demo’s His MoDaCo.Switch, Allowing you to Switch from Sense 5 to Stock Android with One Data Set

July 12, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Do you remember the Android world of 2010 and 2011? You know when we had about 8 different Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 variants? And HTC released around 80 phones worldwide in one year? Well it kind of appears we are getting back to that. At least with the Google Play Edition phones. That, and the names are getting even longer, again. Horray!

So we have the HTC One and the HTC One Google Play Edition. One runs Sense 5, and the other runs Stock Android. But what if you want to switch between the two? We know the Sense 5 camera has so many more features than the stock Android one, but stock Android is just stock Android. Luckily, Paul O’Brien from MoDaCo has created a “switch” which will allow you to switch between the two versions of software. The Switch is just like any other app and just sits in your app drawer. When you press it, you’ll be able to go to Stock (HTC Sense) or Google Play Edition (AOSP). If you select AOSP while you’re in Sense, your phone will quickly reboot into the Google Play Edition side. Think of it like dual-booting two OS’ on your computer.

You can see Paul’s video showing it off down below. The best thing about this MoDaCo switch is that it only uses one set of data and applications. Which means Google Accounts, game data, and basically any data is shared between both the Sense 5 and Google Play Edition sides of the phone. MoDaCo Switch will work with ClockWorkMod and TWRP recovery. The switch isn’t yet available, so you’ll want to keep up with Paul O’Brien’s website and maybe his Twitter feed as well.

Isn’t this thing awesome? How many of you are excited to check it out? Let us know in the comments down below.