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[App] [2.1+] SwitchMe Multiple User Accounts - Securely Share Your Device

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SwitchMe - share your device!


SwitchMe is a unique application for root users that allows you to log in and out of multiple installations of Android just as you would on a desktop computer.

SwitchMe is a unique application for root users that allows you to log in and out of multiple user spaces just as you would on a desktop computer, with each profile having its own separate system settings, apps and data.


Some of the benefits of this technology:

Privacy
Securely share one device among many users, protect your accounts with passwords and log out automatically.

Kids
Create a profile for the kids, with only the apps and access you feel comfortable with.

Gaming
Overclock your profile for maximum performance in intensive games

Speed
Imagine a buttery smooth profile, with no kids games, messengers or bloatware to slow things down.

Testing
Create a sandbox profile to easily test applications and themes - no more nandroid nightmares!

Battery
Switch to a profile which only contains the essentials to save power through brute force.


Critical usage warning:

Incorrect use of this application can potentially harm your device. Before proceeding with use we strongly recommend that you perform a full nandroid backup through the device recovery.

READ THE HELP FILE CAREFULLY TO AVOID ISSUES

Without the Key, this application allows a maximum of 2 profiles and no security features.

Only the standard Android implementation of Apps2SD is currently supported. Use all others at your own risk.

Most devices should be compatible as long as they have enough free internal memory to create secondary profiles. The application will warn users if available memory is low.
These of course are only suggestions - there are plenty of other uses for the functionality SwitchMe offers.


Market link:

https://market.android.com/details?i....apps.switchme

The free version allows the creation of two profiles and has no security features.


Screens:

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Adminitrator accounts
Any profile on the device can be given elevated-privelage administrator rights. These accounts have the ability to wipe all profiles from the device, or delete individual profiles. An administrator however can not switch to other password-protected accounts, only remove them or grant them administrator permissions.

Once you have granted admin rights to a profile, the owner of that profile will have the same privilages as you. You can revoke these rights from the same menu in security settings.

Incompatibility errors
These are usually caused by Superuser installations outside /system. If you find that this error occurs inside a newly created profile, go to the market and download the Superuser app and then go back into SwitchMe. You should now be able to switch back to your original profile.

These can also be used by erroneous A2SD links in your ROM. Try another if you need this app to work.

Custom Roms
Most stock based roms work flawlessly, some custom ones do not. We know that MIUI currently has framework glitches. CM7 and CM9 are known to work well - tested on Xoom, Xoom 2, Galaxy Nexus, Transformer 101/201/301 and Galaxy Tab 7.7/8.9/10.1, Incredible S, Sensation, Iconia tabs, Nexus 7
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A general to do list from user feedback (not exclusive)
Must have
Widget like in Call Master [done]
Encryption
Export profiles to SD
Location aware (probably through Tasker)

Could use
More detailed info
App/data sharing
Custom lockscreen

Would be nice
Support for A2SD etc [done]
Reserve space for profiles
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Oh WOW! Testing immediately on my Galaxy Tab 10.1!
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Seems really amazing! but sounds risky, so I will wait for feedback from others. I just hope that the switching does not take up too much time or battery for that matter.
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Will this work on a Samsung exhibit II

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Originally Posted by 008bond

Seems really amazing! but sounds risky, so I will wait for feedback from others. I just hope that the switching does not take up too much time or battery for that matter.

It will warn you if there is not enough space... so unless you have trouble reading warnings its pretty much risk free.

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I dont see why not. Just make sure your current profile doesnt take up more than half the ROM if you clone it.
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Alright, will make nandroid backup and try.
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Is it possible to run two different android Roms ?

as in - On one profile have CM7 and on another profile have a stock based rom
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No. Only multiple installations of the same base rom. Any content inside /system cannot not be changed.
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Seems really amazing! but sounds risky, so I will wait for feedback from others. I just hope that the switching does not take up too much time or battery for that matter.

I just tried it on Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 - it works amazingly!!! Now going to make a secret private profile for my double life
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