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Question [Q] How To setup multi user mode in sm-t231

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19th July 2014, 12:16 PM   |  #1  
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Bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 variant it comes with a Kitkat 4.4.2 out f the box .

Does any one know how to set MULTI-USER mode ? me and my brother use the same tab for gaming so with this we can have 2 gaming profiles.
I remember seeing this option in jelly bean. Im still using stock rom unrooted.

Pls help
23rd July 2014, 09:38 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by pdthekd

Bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 variant it comes with a Kitkat 4.4.2 out f the box .

Does any one know how to set MULTI-USER mode ? me and my brother use the same tab for gaming so with this we can have 2 gaming profiles.
I remember seeing this option in jelly bean. Im still using stock rom unrooted.

Pls help

Settings→General→Users→Add User

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23rd July 2014, 08:39 PM   |  #3  
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Settings→General→Users→Add User

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It runs on KitKat. [emoji25] 4.4.2. Ur suggestion works only until jellybean.
24th July 2014, 09:48 PM   |  #4  
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It runs on KitKat. [emoji25] 4.4.2. Ur suggestion works only until jellybean.

The option is right there

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25th July 2014, 03:36 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by pdthekd

Bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 variant it comes with a Kitkat 4.4.2 out f the box .

Does any one know how to set MULTI-USER mode ? me and my brother use the same tab for gaming so with this we can have 2 gaming profiles.
I remember seeing this option in jelly bean. Im still using stock rom unrooted.

Pls help

mine too.
It looks like the tab's maximum user has been set to 1. I managed to solve this by entering this in the terminal or adb

su
setprop fw.max_users <number of maximum user you want>

but you will need root in order to do it.
Hope it helps sorry for my english
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25th July 2014, 07:24 PM   |  #6  
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I don't have that option.. My device sm-t231. Is your device Rooted??
@Dark Mushroom., can you direct me to the right post thou followed to root your device

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25th July 2014, 09:41 PM   |  #7  
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I don't have that option.. My device sm-t231. Is your device Rooted??
@Dark Mushroom., can you direct me to the right post thou followed to root your device

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Use VRoot if you can. Here's a thread details for the SM-T230NU, somewhere in there is mention of your model but I believe your specific model is unrootable.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=53020637

Info on towelroot: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=68

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28th July 2014, 11:00 AM   |  #8  
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mine too.
It looks like the tab's maximum user has been set to 1. I managed to solve this by entering this in the terminal or adb

su
setprop fw.max_users <number of maximum user you want>

but you will need root in order to do it.
Hope it helps sorry for my english

hi. can you pls show me how to by step by step? im a newbie and have no idea about abd or su.
mine is a rooted sm-t311. thanks heap
28th July 2014, 11:38 AM   |  #9  
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hi. can you pls show me how to by step by step? im a newbie and have no idea about abd or su.
mine is a rooted sm-t311. thanks heap

Download terminal emulator from playstore
Then type

Su
(You must allow the terminal emulator to obtain root access)
After that type
setprop fw.max_users 8 (this will set the system's maximum user to 8, you can change to whatever you want)
And voila!
Go to settings-general and you can see the user tab there
Just tell me if you have any problem
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28th July 2014, 11:43 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by Dark Mushroom

Download terminal emulator from playstore
Then type

Su
(You must allow the terminal emulator to obtain root access)
After that type
setprop fw.max_users 8 (this will set the system's maximum user to 8, you can change to whatever you want)
And voila!
Go to settings-general and you can see the user tab there
Just tell me if you have any problem

tks a lot! i will try it tonight..

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