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How to virtualize a ROM inside our own smartphone

VMOS a miracle of nature, is a completely free tool that allows you to virtualize an Android image on our own mobile devices. The possibilities of this practice are enormous: from being able to run applications that require ROOT permissions to experimenting with suspicious software in a completely secure environment. We explain how to install and list some of the possible uses.

What VMOS offers

For practical purposes, we will obtain a virtualization of Android 5.1.1 on our smartphone that at any time can be minimized to continue using the normal system of our smartphone. As with PC virtualization tools like NOX or Bluestacks, it is recommended to have plenty of memory, as 3 GB of RAM and a good amount of available storage space will be the minimum required. The resources that we dedicate to VMOS will be temporarily removed from our smartphone. Running two ROMs in the same terminal is no small feat!

CMOS installs like any application, despite being an XAPK and therefore you will need to install through our application if you are installing via Uptodown. Once installed, ask us to enable permissions, specifically storage, microphone, camera and phone. These are very obvious requirements, since the distribution of the virtual Android that we are going to install is fully functional. In it we can run applications, make calls and use the camera as if it were the original system. Also, let us know when we have to enable a special accessibility permission that will allow us to run VMOS in a window.

After enabling the permissions, and a few minutes after installing the ROM in the reserved space, we will have running in front of us a brand new Android installation where only Google Play has been installed, a simple browser and an extremely useful app export tool, since it allows us to import into the virtualized system any app that we have installed in the terminal, preventing us from having to install it again in virtualization.

Although it is optional, as we mentioned at the beginning of the post, we can enable ROOT permissions on the virtualized system. For that, we will have to enter the developer options (of the virtualized system!) In the usual way: Settings> Phone information and touch the option eight times Build number. Restarting VMOS will have the system rooted.

The other important aspect to be taken into account is its floating button, by which we can control the virtual buttons independently in case they overlap with each other. In fact, being in the host operating system and touching the floating VMOS icon a window with virtualization will overlap. And now the most impressive thing: if we fix by touching the pin icon, we can make tactile gestures on the window in question without having to maximize. Crazy!

What can I use VMOS for

  • To explore games: As we already know, MMO are time drains that provide the multi-account practices with which many users manage multiple profiles at the same time. Since VMOS is running in the background and completely independent of the root system, it is totally possible to play two games at the same time, including two instances of the same game. This, together with the possibility of running in a window, means that we can keep everything on one screen.

  • To run ROOT applications: Despite being increasingly in disuse, there are still many apps that require ROOT permissions to work. Using the procedure mentioned above, we can activate super user permissions and run any software without fear of something happening to our device. like that Las Vegas saying, what happens in VMOS stays in VMOS.
  • To support multi-account: If you don't want to mix your personal life with work, you can use all communication tools in separate accounts from yours. This way, just opening VMOS will have access to your WhatsApp or Telegram from the job.
  • To try potentially malicious applications: precisely because of these insulating capabilities that VMOS an ideal sandbox to experience suspicious applications without fear.