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(Last edited by JustFlesh; 11th December 2012 at 11:45 PM.) Reason: added some new apps from other users
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Default [MOD] Multiwindow Apps

I've been able to mod some apps to work in multiwindow mode.

How to install:
  1. Backup your data from the app using titanium backup
  2. Uninstall the app
  3. Install the modded app
  4. Restore your app data using titanium backup

Please Note:
I'm not a dev, I only added some lines to androidmanifest.xml
These apps may not be optimized for multiscreen mode, I've just enabled it.
This is just a temporarily solution.
This only works on Jelly Bean Roms.
You can't update modifed Apps with Playstore.

Modded apps:

As I can't update this post, everytime someone post a new modifed app, use this link to have an overview of all attached apps of this thread. Unfortunately, direct links to filehosters are not included
Or look at this thread created by TheSanitarium


Apps that didn't work:
  • Chrome (Error while recompiling with apk-multi-tools, even without changes, maybe someone else can edit this one)
  • Maps (same as above)
  • Play (same as above)
  • Youtube (same as above)

How to modify Apps by yourself:
  1. Decompile the app with apk-multi-tools
  2. Open Androidmanifest.xml with Editor, Notepad++ or something else
  3. Search for this
    Code:
    Select Code
    <intent-filter>
                    <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                    <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
    </intent-filter>
  4. Add this line
    Code:
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    <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>
  5. Search for this line

    Code:
    Select Code
    </application>
  6. Add these lines so that it looks like this

    Code:
    Select Code
    <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>
  7. Recompile app
Attached Files
File Type: apk signed_currents.apk - [Click for QR Code] (4.44 MB, 638 views)
File Type: apk signed_dropbox.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.44 MB, 1106 views)
File Type: apk signed_ebay.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.94 MB, 621 views)
File Type: apk signed_evernote.apk - [Click for QR Code] (6.20 MB, 879 views)
File Type: apk signed_music.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.61 MB, 1042 views)
File Type: apk signed_oeffi.apk - [Click for QR Code] (849.8 KB, 390 views)
File Type: apk signed_spotify.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.17 MB, 432 views)
File Type: apk signed_translate.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.17 MB, 854 views)
File Type: apk signed_twitter.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.62 MB, 500 views)
File Type: apk signed_vlc.apk - [Click for QR Code] (7.22 MB, 881 views)
File Type: apk signed_Whatsapp.apk - [Click for QR Code] (5.39 MB, 1669 views)
File Type: apk signed_messenger.apk - [Click for QR Code] (5.27 MB, 789 views)
File Type: rar signed_facebook.part1.rar - [Click for QR Code] (7.00 MB, 962 views)
File Type: rar signed_facebook.part2.rar - [Click for QR Code] (2.93 MB, 793 views)
File Type: rar signed_com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad.rar - [Click for QR Code] (5.23 MB, 530 views)
File Type: rar signed_com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus.rar - [Click for QR Code] (4.12 MB, 259 views)
File Type: apk signed_net.supware.ti83.apk - [Click for QR Code] (394.0 KB, 227 views)
File Type: rar signed_org.softeg.slartus.forpda-2.rar - [Click for QR Code] (1.49 MB, 149 views)
File Type: rar signed_pl.solidexplorer-2.rar - [Click for QR Code] (3.52 MB, 420 views)
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can you teach us how to do this?
 
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This is cool to get multiwindow apps working. One problem is when you decompile the APK and compile it back up, you will be signing APK with a different key than developers. This means you cannot update from Play Store because the keys will not match. You will have to remove modded APK, install update, then mod updated APK. If you are ok with having older version of APK then there isnt an issue.
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why i get error while decompile some apk ? facebook apk is error too
 
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I've try this mod in ICS 4.0.4 and didnīt work.
Waiting for Jelly Bean... xD


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Quote:
Originally Posted by cheznutts View Post
This is cool to get multiwindow apps working. One problem is when you decompile the APK and compile it back up, you will be signing APK with a different key than developers. This means you cannot update from Play Store because the keys will not match. You will have to remove modded APK, install update, then mod updated APK. If you are ok with having older version of APK then there isnt an issue.
Will there still be an update notifier in the playstore, or do we lose that, aswell as the ability to update?
 
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Can someone reload the modified facebook apk to another site, maybe Gdrive or dropbox?
 
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Can someone reload the modified facebook apk to another site, maybe Gdrive or dropbox?
Facebook is now uploaded as an attachment, too. Just use Winrar or 7zip to unpack.
 
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It's good to see at least some of the apps can be modded to support multi window. This is a big step of note 10.1. I have successfully modded IMO.

Is there a way I could change the default size of the pop up window? I have tried to change the four numbers for portrait apps but still the pop up is in landscape. Not convenient enough to adjust it every time.

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The modded facebook apk had been tested working on dr Akrim jb rom.

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