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[Guide] Enable App Twin Feature on EMUI 5.0

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shashank1320

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Saw few users not having App Twin feature on various variant of 6X on EMUI 5.0. I found this trick on Honor 5C Facebook group shared by one of the user claiming this worked for him on rooted phone. I could not test this because I already have this feature on my phones so unable to verify but someone not having this feature on EMUI 5.0 can verify and report.

This needs a rooted phone with root enabled file explorer. (Root browser or ES file manager)
Go to this path:- system/emui/lite/prop/
backup this file - local.prop (copy and paste in internal storage or somewhere)
Now edit the original file under system/emui/lite/prop/ and make below changes.
fw.max_users=1 to 2
fw.show_multiuserui=0 to 1
ro.config.hw_support_clone_app=false to true.

Save the file and Reboot the phone.
Now check in settings option just below battery for app twin.
If it works, please share the feedback so that other users can get benefit of this and if doesn't work, we will explore more option to have this.
If you face any issue, just restore the original file from backup.

Good luck.
 

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No. I have no need for it either so I removed it as well. Just wanted to test it for you since no one had responded:good:
 

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shashank1320

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Tested this feature and this will work 100% on Honor 6X on any region. Just follow the instruction mentioned in OP. I just did on BLN-L21 model (debranded today)
 

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Just debranded from BLN-L22 to BLN-L21. Everything working fine. More details to follow soon.
 

shashank1320

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For those, who were just curious to know if there will be OTA after debranding, you will get OTA after debranding without any issue. Just confirmed after debranding to BLN-L21. Got 2 updates in less than 30 minutes.

EDIT- Ignore this post. was posting in debranding guide thread but tab changed in a blink which I didnt notice.
 

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For those, who were just curious to know if there will be OTA after debranding, you will get OTA after debranding without any issue. Just confirmed after debranding to BLN-L21. Got 2 updates in less than 30 minutes.

EDIT- Ignore this post. was posting in debranding guide thread but tab changed in a blink which I didnt notice.
hey man you debranded to EU version, and you didn't told me,, is NFC working or not??
 

shashank1320

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hey man you debranded to EU version, and you didn't told me,, is NFC working or not??
Sorry mate. I just had a file, oeminfo, to start and nothing else. Had to go with some trial and error.
NFC don't work.
Will post guide today. Was busy doing this and then restoring the phone for 7 hours yesterday.
 

myyounes

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For HONOR 6x

and change

ro.config.hw_support_clone_app=false
to
ro.config.hw_support_clone_app=true
 

XiaoMigue

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Just FYI. This guide worked, more or less, on a Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus (Nougat 7.0, Emui 5.1). Did I say "More or less"? yeah, I did.

It appeared "Aplicación gemela" new menu, just under the battery option in the settings menu ("twin app", in spanish). Problem is inside option, I only have option to replicate WeChat app. Okay, that is one of the two apps I'd like to clone (messaging app with logon based on phone number, and this phone is a 2-SIM one... personal and work). The other one is Whatsapp, also installed. But not appearing in menu for twinage.

So guide works, functionality in limited way.

Maybe it's due the mobile origin (China), the tuning I've made to it for getting gApps working (my god...), or maybe its due the whatsapp I've installed is the beta version? unsure.
 

shashank1320

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Just FYI. This guide worked, more or less, on a Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus (Nougat 7.0, Emui 5.1). Did I say "More or less"? yeah, I did.

It appeared "Aplicación gemela" new menu, just under the battery option in the settings menu ("twin app", in spanish). Problem is inside option, I only have option to replicate WeChat app. Okay, that is one of the two apps I'd like to clone (messaging app with logon based on phone number, and this phone is a 2-SIM one... personal and work). The other one is Whatsapp, also installed. But not appearing in menu for twinage.

So guide works, functionality in limited way.

Maybe it's due the mobile origin (China), the tuning I've made to it for getting gApps working (my god...), or maybe its due the whatsapp I've installed is the beta version? unsure.
O so there is a seperate method given already in xda for cloning as many app as you want. This guide will just enable your phone for this feature. Let me give you link for the other guide.
 

XiaoMigue

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O so there is a seperate method given already in xda for cloning as many app as you want. This guide will just enable your phone for this feature. Let me give you link for the other guide.

Sorry, forgot to come and edit. I've already seen it. it's great info.

But in the end, Whatsapp doesn't works for me (ok, I didn't go trhough ABD but just modified XML file, whatsapp appears in menu, i can clone it, second icon appears in NOVA's app drawer, but it opens with the SAME configuration, it is not a different one... for wechat, it works)

It is no so important for me, so I'm not dedicating more time, just playing around a nice feature. If sometime in future i need it, maybe i will investigate more or use any app out there for cloning.

Thanks ^_^
 

shashank1320

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Sorry, forgot to come and edit. I've already seen it. it's great info.

But in the end, Whatsapp doesn't works for me (ok, I didn't go trhough ABD but just modified XML file, whatsapp appears in menu, i can clone it, second icon appears in NOVA's app drawer, but it opens with the SAME configuration, it is not a different one... for wechat, it works)

It is no so important for me, so I'm not dedicating more time, just playing around a nice feature. If sometime in future i need it, maybe i will investigate more or use any app out there for cloning.

Thanks ^_^
Apps or WhatsApp must be updated. Also Khan posted one zip which can be used for many needed apps. Check in guide section of honor 6X
 
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    Saw few users not having App Twin feature on various variant of 6X on EMUI 5.0. I found this trick on Honor 5C Facebook group shared by one of the user claiming this worked for him on rooted phone. I could not test this because I already have this feature on my phones so unable to verify but someone not having this feature on EMUI 5.0 can verify and report.

    This needs a rooted phone with root enabled file explorer. (Root browser or ES file manager)
    Go to this path:- system/emui/lite/prop/
    backup this file - local.prop (copy and paste in internal storage or somewhere)
    Now edit the original file under system/emui/lite/prop/ and make below changes.
    fw.max_users=1 to 2
    fw.show_multiuserui=0 to 1
    ro.config.hw_support_clone_app=false to true.

    Save the file and Reboot the phone.
    Now check in settings option just below battery for app twin.
    If it works, please share the feedback so that other users can get benefit of this and if doesn't work, we will explore more option to have this.
    If you face any issue, just restore the original file from backup.

    Good luck.
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    why its not saving...when i am going to save edited file....try to help me

    which explorer are you using?
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    No. I have no need for it either so I removed it as well. Just wanted to test it for you since no one had responded:good:
    1
    For HONOR 6x

    and change

    ro.config.hw_support_clone_app=false
    to
    ro.config.hw_support_clone_app=true
    Same was mentioned in OP mate
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    saving

    I followed all the steps and i am using mixplorer. but when I click save, it says " couldn't save sys file!"

    please help!