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  1. superlawyer15's Avatar
    So, development for this phone is off to a bang only a few days in and we got root
    but since its still an unstable process, someone on XDA has posted instructions for how to make any app work with multiview

    no root needed!!!

    [Tutorial] Add additional apps to Multi Window without needing root [Verizon] - xda-developers

    Slightly more detailed guide:

    1. download APK manager
    Downloads | APK Multi-Tool

    2. make a folder called apk manager on your desktop extract everything in the zip into that folder

    3. download this
    http://www.cvsquad.com/files/multiview/1.apk

    4. Replace the file at the following path with the one you just downloaded:
    C:\Users\(w/e your username is)\apktool\

    5.open the apkmanager folder that you previously extracted to your desktop

    6.drop the apk you want to modify into the folder called "place-apk-here-for-modding"

    7.double click on the script file

    8.Select option 9
    wait for it to finish

    9. go back to the apk manager folder and open the projects folder
    inside, open the folder for the apk you are modifying
    open the AndroidManifest file with notepad

    10. find the first set of code that looks like this

    <intent-filter>
    <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
    <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
    </intent-filter>


    and modify it so that it looks like this...


    <intent-filter>
    <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
    <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
    <category android:name="android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER" />
    </intent-filter>


    11. go all the way down to the bottom of the file and find this:
    </application>

    12. Add all this stuff before it so that it looks like this:

    <uses-library required="false" name="com.sec.android.app.multiwindow" />
    <meta-data android:name="com.sec.android.support.multiwindow" android:value="true" />
    <meta-data android:name="com.sec.android.multiwindow.DEFAULT_SIZE_W" android:value="632.0dip" />
    <meta-data android:name="com.sec.android.multiwindow.DEFAULT_SIZE_H" android:value="598.0dip" />
    <meta-data android:name="com.sec.android.multiwindow.MINIMUM_SIZE_W" android:value="632.0dip" />
    <meta-data android:name="com.sec.android.multiwindow.MINIMUM_SIZE_H" android:value="598.0dip" />

    </application>


    13. Save the file in notepad

    14. go back to the script and select option 11

    15. When it asks if it is a system app press [N]

    16. After it is all done, select option 12

    17. When that is done select option 24 to quit

    18.Go back to the APK Manager folder;
    inside the "place-apk-here-for-modding" folder you will see a new apk that begins with the word "signed"

    19.Take that apk out and put it on your phone and install
    12-01-2012 08:20 PM
  2. MiXoLoGiSt's Avatar
    When I click the link it is giving me a note found error.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
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    12-01-2012 08:24 PM
  3. superlawyer15's Avatar
    When I click the link it is giving me a note found error.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    sorry, should work now!!
    12-01-2012 08:27 PM
  4. EatMyTracers's Avatar
    Doing this right now.
    12-01-2012 08:41 PM
  5. sillyrabbitt123's Avatar
    thanks. do you do this on the phone or on the computer and then load the apk back on the phone
    12-01-2012 08:46 PM
  6. Tari's Avatar
    Hah, neat. I'd thought about that sort of thing before, but I never thought it would be quite so easy to decompile Android apps. Nice!
    12-01-2012 08:48 PM
  7. superlawyer15's Avatar
    i havent tried to make my own yet

    i've just download some of the ones at the bottom of the first post that have already been made

    i'm assuming u would have to download that program referenced in the first post and make the changes that way
    12-01-2012 08:48 PM
  8. sillyrabbitt123's Avatar
    i havent tried to make my own yet

    i've just download some of the ones at the bottom of the first post that have already been made

    i'm assuming u would have to download that program referenced in the first post and make the changes that way
    oh i see the links now thanks! are these files safe? thanks!
    12-01-2012 08:51 PM
  9. superlawyer15's Avatar
    they run just fine on my device
    and of course they work with multi-view
    12-01-2012 08:54 PM
  10. vNaK's Avatar
    Nice find, gonna try this out now.
    12-01-2012 09:05 PM
  11. kslghost's Avatar
    This does seem to indicate that Verizon didn't remove multi-view from those apps, it simply never added those lines of code to the apps that aren't supported. I believe Chrome doesn't even come with the VZW Note 2 so that's something that could be added by Google?
    12-01-2012 09:27 PM
  12. jsadler09's Avatar
    I saw this over there and have installed Chrome, Twitter, Netflix, and Skype. All 4 show up in multi-view. I've only tried Chrome and Twitter so far, but they work well. With Chrome and the stock browser I can watch a vide on YouTube.com while surfing. This is awesome!
    12-01-2012 09:30 PM
  13. gafly's Avatar
    I'm thinking there needs to be a sticky thread made with all of the modified apps and their download links. I imagine this list will start getting much longer fairly quickly since it's so simple to do!
    12-01-2012 09:35 PM
  14. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I'm thinking there needs to be a sticky thread made with all of the modified apps and their download links. I imagine this list will start getting much longer fairly quickly since it's so simple to do!
    As soon as a note 2 adviser is appointed that will happen

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    12-01-2012 09:39 PM
  15. sillyrabbitt123's Avatar
    they run just fine on my device
    and of course they work with multi-view
    I got chrome. Its sweet having youtube on one browser and another browser running at the same time. Thanks.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    12-01-2012 10:14 PM
  16. sudbury78's Avatar
    Reading the instructions gives me a headache. I'm so confused with terminology. I will have to find someone who knows android to help me.
    karsdroid likes this.
    12-02-2012 11:44 AM
  17. NHBass39's Avatar
    Reading the instructions gives me a headache. I'm so confused with terminology. I will have to find someone who knows android to help me.
    Any videos on how to do this?
    12-02-2012 01:47 PM
  18. sillyrabbitt123's Avatar
    Reading the instructions gives me a headache. I'm so confused with terminology. I will have to find someone who knows android to help me.
    just curious why not use the apks in the link already done?
    12-02-2012 02:08 PM
  19. superlawyer15's Avatar
    its a very simple process
    I made a slingplayer apk that now works in multi view

    if you guys want me to make a noob step by step guide let me know
    12-02-2012 02:25 PM
  20. asabino's Avatar
    its a very simple process
    I made a slingplayer apk that now works in multi view

    if you guys want me to make a noob step by step guide let me know
    Please

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    12-02-2012 02:50 PM
  21. elvis1935's Avatar
    its a very simple process
    I made a slingplayer apk that now works in multi view

    if you guys want me to make a noob step by step guide let me know
    I think it would be interesting.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    12-02-2012 03:07 PM
  22. superlawyer15's Avatar
    i put it in the first post
    12-02-2012 03:10 PM
  23. sudbury78's Avatar
    just curious why not use the apks in the link already done?
    I have no idea what an apks is rabbit hence my headache but now seeing the noob process i will give it a try!! Thanks OP
    12-02-2012 05:00 PM
  24. sillyrabbitt123's Avatar
    I have no idea what an apks is rabbit hence my headache but now seeing the noob process i will give it a try!! Thanks OP
    got it. if you look for the apks [apps] in the link from xda a bunch are done already for you.
    12-02-2012 05:12 PM
  25. sudbury78's Avatar
    can you supply the link please? i for some reason cant get on that site.... thanks much

    Edit: Nevermind its already there. Oops.
    12-02-2012 05:15 PM
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