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Smile [APP] MW-PEN App Enabler - add more Pen Window Apps WITHOUT ROOT

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14th February 2014, 10:07 AM   |  #1  
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Hi All NON-ROOTED Note 3 users:

If you are like me who's still hesitant to ROOT your phone for whatever reason, then this app will help to add more Pen Window apps without needing ROOT.

MW-PEN App Enabler is my attempt to automate the process of inserting the necessary meta-data to any apps' AndroidManifest.xml to be recognized as a pen/multi window app by Samsung's multiwindow framework right within your phone without needing a PC/laptop and having to learn to use apktool/apk manager/apk multi-tool, etc.

This app implements the manual tutorial I made a couple of months ago about how to enable apps for pen window without root. As most newbies are not quite comfortable using apktool to decompile/recompile apks, I made it a challenge to find a way to simplify the process right within the phone and this app is the result of lots of sleepless nights.

DOWNLOAD: See post attachments below...

The xda version below enables pen window apps (no limit) but the one on the Play Store enables both pen and multiwindow as well as multiple instances of the same app (dependent on whether app can support multiple instances).

HOW TO USE:

1. Pick apk file from sdcard (if you have a backup of the app) or pick from installed apps (system apps not possible).

2. Click Process... (the bigger the app, the longer it takes to process).

3. If target app is installed, the enabler app will prompt you to uninstall it first. (if you have important data, please make a backup first)

4. Finally, Install the processed app.

That's it. Easy peasy.


LIMITATIONS:


There is no way to enable system apps or apps that are already included in the rom like Youtube, Play Store, etc. Enabled apps can not be updated. To update, you need to uninstall the target app, install the updated version and then run it through the MW-Pen App Enabler app again. Not all apps are pen window or multiwindow friendly, so please don't enable every app you have. Some apps work, some don't.


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14th February 2014, 10:29 AM   |  #2  
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Will this work on unrooted note 10.1 2014 edition

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14th February 2014, 10:37 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by saj2001ind

Will this work on unrooted note 10.1 2014 edition

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I have not tested it but I am confident it will work as well on Note 10.1 2014 but the only way to find out is try and test it. I would appreciate feedback if you could test.
14th February 2014, 12:14 PM   |  #4  
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Working great . Made Ingress window able !
Regards

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14th February 2014, 12:15 PM   |  #5  
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Stock 4.3 without root perfect working, thank's !!!

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14th February 2014, 04:11 PM   |  #6  
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Are paid apps system apps?

I bought this to make XDA Premium [HD] to work in multiwindow (since no support from developer, didn't even reply my email) but when I choose: Installed App --> XDA Premium [HD] --> error that MW-PEN App Enabled has stopped (Or how ever it's told in english)

Haven't go time to test for other apps.


Offtopic?
You have done good apps for penwindow / multiwindow and even air command.
Is it possible to make PEN Window Launcher like app for multiwindow bar. I really like penwindow launcher and would love if same way from shortcut at homescreen could enable multiwindow bar. I don't like to keep that ugly arrow thing on my screen so every time I in purpose want two apps to one screen, I have to keep back button held and it's just not good

I hope you got what I tried to tell you
14th February 2014, 07:58 PM   |  #7  
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awesome job...works like a charm!
14th February 2014, 10:04 PM   |  #8  
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Very good thx, when multi Windows option will be available?

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14th February 2014, 11:00 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spere

Are paid apps system apps?

I bought this to make XDA Premium [HD] to work in multiwindow (since no support from developer, didn't even reply my email) but when I choose: Installed App --> XDA Premium [HD] --> error that MW-PEN App Enabled has stopped (Or how ever it's told in english)

Haven't go time to test for other apps.


Offtopic?
You have done good apps for penwindow / multiwindow and even air command.
Is it possible to make PEN Window Launcher like app for multiwindow bar. I really like penwindow launcher and would love if same way from shortcut at homescreen could enable multiwindow bar. I don't like to keep that ugly arrow thing on my screen so every time I in purpose want two apps to one screen, I have to keep back button held and it's just not good

I hope you got what I tried to tell you

I tried enabling XDA Premium HD app through the enabler app and it is working great so far. As the XDA Premium HD is several MBs it would take longer to process.

As regards to your question about the multiwindow bar, do you mean a shortcut to open and close the multiwindow bar without having to long press the back key? If that is what you mean then I will try to explore if it is possible. I did not think that someone would be interested in such functionality but I'll see what I can do.
14th February 2014, 11:13 PM   |  #10  
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Just bought the app, now multi Windows work, I still can update the modified apps on play store normally?

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