[APP][4.1+][ROOT] User Management - Simple multi user helper
- While it's available on Dropbox, I'd really prefer it if you would use the Google Play option, as it help me keep statistics on device usage, and allows you to send error reports in case of problems
As recently discovered
, Jelly Bean contains experimental and unofficial multi user support.
I've written an app for rooted Jelly Bean devices that allows anyone to use a simple GUI interface to do the following, without even touching the command line:
- Create a user
- View list of existing users
- Rename users
- Delete users
- Switch to another user
The Primary user can be renamed, but not deleted. I disabled its deletion as it near-bricks the device, as detailed here
(along with fix if you somehow manage it).
There is a donate version as well, but I won't be linking to that as it seems to be against the rules.
NOTICE: The SD Card permissions are required to rename the users. I couldn't find a way to save to the file system, so I read the user's file using the cat shell command, edited it with the new name, saved it to the SD Card and then used the cat command to overwrite the initial file. It's hacky, but it works.
I'd appreciate it if you could try out the app, perhaps buy it if you like it ;)
Comments/suggestions are always welcome :)
As of now, the only way to switch back to the Primary user is if you hold down the power button and select the Primary user from there. This is because root access does not persist for any app, including Superuser itself across different accounts.