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By paulobrien, Senior Member on 17th October 2012, 12:42 PM
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Multi Window on the Note 2 is kinda cool, but it only works with limited apps, which kinda sucks. There are 2 solutions to this - the first is to wait for developers to add support (perhaps using my guide), the second is to edit one of the framework APKs to enable other apps. The second is the most useful, but perhaps a little complex for most people.

So here's a tool to help.

This tool takes a list of apps and creates you an update zip (for flashing via clockworkmod) with a modified framework APK that enables your chosen apps for multi window support.

Important points to note...
  • This tool is ONLY tested on the LJ1 release, additional options are added via user requests. I STRONGLY recommend you don't use the resulting zip on a ROM version other than that for which it's intended.
  • Backup before flashing the update zip. No really! Or at LEAST backup the framework-res.apk.
  • If you don't want to use clockworkmod you can extract the framework-res.apk and push it via ADB. Make sure to set the permissions to 0644 or your device won't boot.
  • Be very careful to ensure that your entries in the tool are correctly formed or again you could end up with a non-booting device.
  • Use this tool at your own risk!
Got that? OK, let me tell you how to compile the list in the tool.

Simply, you need to enter <item> </item> tags with the 'package names' of your chosen apps in the textbox. Package names are best found on the web Play Store by looking at the URL. Here's some examples for you.

Plume on the web Play Store is at play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.levelup.touiteur - therefore the package name is com.levelup.touiteur and you should use the entry <item>com.levelup.touiteur</item>.

TVCatchup on the web Play Store is at play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gzero.tv - therefore the package name is com.gzero.tv and you should use the entry <item>com.gzero.tv</item>.

Simple eh? Just put in the ones you need, hit the button and download your update zip.

To use the tool, head on over to this topic.
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17th October 2012, 01:30 PM |#2  
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Have the xml precharged samsung apps or build from 0 and we need to add chrome, talk, snote, etc?
17th October 2012, 01:56 PM |#3  
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The pre-configured stuff stays, just put in things you want to *add*.

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If someone on LJ3 can post their unedited/stock framework-res.apk Paul said he should be able to update his script to deal with that too.
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Quote:
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If someone on LJ3 can post their unedited/stock framework-res.apk Paul said he should be able to update his script to deal with that too.

i have posted on his forum, he is working on it ;D
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alj3 tool already available, going to test. thx
17th October 2012, 03:23 PM |#7  
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LJ3 support added.

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LJ3 support added.

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working!!! thx
17th October 2012, 03:54 PM |#9  
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work perfectly! now I have about 40 apps
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I'm a bit short of time, but I will add an option where you can upload your framework-res.apk for patching to avoid version issues.

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if you want faster to find out package name. go to www.play.google.com then press installed apps and you will be able to find faster package name of your all installed apps
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