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Renowned developer Winocm recently gave users hope that he would allow others to bear the fruits of his work on iOS dual and triple-booting. Today, he has released a tool-set enabling interested parties to try their hand at booting different firmware versions on the same device, although judging by the accompanying release notes, these utilities are probably reserved for those with at least some knowledge in hacking.

Having garnered plenty of attention over the weekend, Winocm has seemingly washed his hands of the entire development, noting that the tools are "probably cr*p," and that "no support/warranty [is] implied/given." It’s fairly clear that while many iOS tinkerers are keen to make progress with regards to dual- and triple-booting, Winocm is not so enthused, but with the tools now out in the open, there’s definite potential for an individual or group to latch onto them and improve what’s already been done.

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It’s not the first time that Winocm has demonstrated more than one version of iOS installed on an iDevice at any given time, but having showcased iOS 5.1, iOS 6.1.3, and iOS 7.0.6 running triple-boot on his iPad early last week, he was inundated with messages from Twitter followers curious as to whether the method and tools would ever see the light of day.

Today, it’s fair to say that the tools have arrived, although a method remains scarce, and the only real instruction attached to the "miscellany of utilities designed to help you bootstrap another operating system on an iOS device," is, quite simply, "you deal with them."

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As aforementioned, a bit of prior knowledge is probably advisable here, particularly if you haven’t ever dabbled beyond the mere process of jailbreaking. We haven’t tested any of the tools below out for ourselves yet, and with Winocm offering no guarantees, you should proceed at your own risk.

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Winocm’s GitHub contains everything you’ll need to get started, so if you feel brave enough, go ahead and see if you can get multiple iOS versions running on your iOS device.

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