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[How to] Add Multi User to Galaxy S7 Edge (root req.)

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By Christoph21x, Senior Member on 4th September 2017, 12:38 PM
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Dear All
It took me some time to find this easy solution - as most of the guides in the net are faulty.
So here's the short guide for the "searching ppl":

How to add Multi User to Galaxy S7 Edge (and other Samsung Phones) - ROOT required!
Generally you have to edit the file /system/build.prop and add three lines at the end of the file:
- Download from App Store: "BuildProp Editor"
- Edit & add above three lines to build.prop at the end of the file
Code:
# Multi Users
fw.max_users=3
fw.show_multiuserui=1
- Make sure, all letters are SMALL, NO CAPITALS - otherwise it won't work!
- Save & Reboot
That's it...
- Add users by dragging down the status bar twice
- Swith users by holding the power button (shutdown menu is extended)

Kind greetz from Switzerland - Chris

PS: see post #3 on how to add security for further users
6th September 2017, 05:15 AM |#2  
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How fix the password problem?
The multiuser is activated, but I can not assign a password to the created user, always that I try the application gives an error and closes instantly.

Same as nothing to have an unprotected user on the phone.

Thanks in advance.
6th September 2017, 10:54 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by VinnyWebMaster

The multiuser is activated, but I can not assign a password to the created user, always that I try the application gives an error and closes instantly.
Same as nothing to have an unprotected user on the phone.
Thanks in advance.

Hi WebMaster - thanks for the hint! (And of course you're right: unusable, if not locked)
I tried it and you are right, IF you select user directly after startup from the lockscreen. I went from there into settings --> Security and before adding a PIN, it crashed.

When I do it the other way round, it works perfectly:
1. Logon with your root (normal) profile, wait until everything has started up
2. Then switch to the other user
3. Adding fingerprint & PIN from there works as normal.
After this, you can switch also from the initial lockscreen and you're asked for Fingerprint and/or PIN

Kind greetz - Chris

PS: Please leave a comment or thanks, if this solved your concerns
16th December 2017, 04:33 PM |#4  
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Please can you tell me why whenever i click the icon in the stastus bar System Ui has Failed appears <br>
I already rebooted and cleared the cache in Touchwiz and System Ui. My phone(J5 2016) runs stock&nbsp; android 6.0.1
24th February 2018, 06:42 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Christoph21x

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After this, you can switch also from the initial lockscreen and you're asked for Fingerprint and/or PIN

PS: Please leave a comment or thanks, if this solved your concerns

Hi Cris,
this "method" is not working with my rooted S7 and Nougat.
Setting app is crashing - always!
17th September 2018, 08:58 AM |#6  
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I am running Android 6.0.1 on a TV box. I have the user icon in the drop down menu, but nothing happens when I click it. So then I added your code to see if it changed anything, but still, nothing happens. Any ideas?

UPDATE: It worked. I had mistyped a line. Haha. Thanks for the code!!
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