MultiWindow Manager for JB 4.1.2Tips


  1. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

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    You can take a look here to see that this is legit and not spam or malware:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2079807

    This app will allow you to easily manage what apps can be run in multi-window mode. Now you can run any app in multi-window mode.

    REQUIRES ROOT & JELLY BEAN 4.1.2

    Update 1.1.3- Added support for others.xml and dexed the code so it should run a little faster now

    Update 1.1.2- Fixed a bug preventing apps from being selected by clicking directly on the checkbox.

    Update 1.1.1- You can now filter applications by enabled and disabled state

    Update 1.1- Added icons to the list and streamlined the code under the hood a little bit.

    Update 1.01- Apps not checked in the manager will be added to the feature.xml file with a preceding "-". This is to fix a bug where some apps were retaining multi-window features even after un-checking them in the manager

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  2. streetkilln

    streetkilln Well-Known Member

    I tryed it but i didnt see it requiers root lol
  3. JvdMaat

    JvdMaat Member

    This app may convince me to finally root my Note. I didn't really have any need to prior.
    Everything multi-window is just too powerful to skip.
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  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I've had no desire to even look into rooting, but now I may. So what's the easiest method to root if I want my tablet to "feel" exactly the same? I don't care for too many custom tweaks or anything.
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  5. jzebrahockey

    jzebrahockey Well-Known Member

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  6. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Rooting does not change ANYTHING in how the tablet looks or feels. It only gives higher user rights on the device. It is like logging onto your PC with admin rights over logging into it as a guest with only user rights. Nothing really changes, but the system itself gives you higher privileges.

    I am not sure if there are any other methods, but the main one is to just use ODIN and flash an unsecure recovery. Check the guide posted in All Things Root sub-forum.
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  7. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    Does mulitwindow manager place (or allow for placing) the desired apps in the quick-launch bar (or whatever it is called)?
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    I believe so. Tht is the point, anyway.
  9. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    Actually the point addresses is altering the ability to use apps in multiwindow. Nothing was mentioned about the dock. I haven't rooted yet so I'm just clarifying.
  10. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

    Yes apps can be placed in the tray as well.
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  11. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member

    Is there no other way to add apps to multi window without rooting?.
  12. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

    You can decompile the .apk and modify the androidmanifest.xml file then recompile it. Then you have to sign it, uninstall the original app, and install your modded .apk. After all that...you wont be able to get updates for the app through the play store.
  13. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member

    What the chances of an english version of that answer?.....:confused:
  14. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

    Lol that's the point...its much easier to just root your tablet ;)
  15. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    I put it into Google translate and got the following - "It's easier to just root it":D
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  16. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member

    Bit of ganging up going on here I am in the uk with 4.1.1 will it still work if I do this root thing.:confused:
  17. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

    No it will only work on 4.1.2
  18. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member

    Oh well back to the drawing board thanks anyway.:rolleyes:
  19. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    I was KIDDING! I didn't understand it either!!!
  20. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member

    Thank god for that I thought it was altzimers setting in and I am only 97.:)
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  21. EvanCaerleon

    EvanCaerleon Active Member

    ck I enjoyed it and that could happen :)
  22. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    There is a program for it, so no need to root really. Everything described in that previous post is done automatically for you and there is also a list of all apps that have already been modified by users. Do a search it has already been discussed and a link was provided.
  23. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

    Considering you cant get updates for any apps you mod...and you still have to transfer apks back and forth between your tablet and pc...its still easier to root.

    It may be his only option because hes on 4.1.1...but we didnt know that at the time. If you are on 4.1.2...its definitely easier to root.
  24. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    The only issue is warranty. At least for some.
  25. bjbinc

    bjbinc Member

    Resetting your binary counter is no problem...but I didnt intend to start going back and forth. Root...dont root...idc

    I just cant imagine being locked out of my own devices lol
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