Install Galaxy Note 2 Multi-Window MOD on Galaxy S2

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Install Galaxy Note 2 Multi-Window MOD on Galaxy S2

Back in October, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 received the XXALJ1 firmware that brings the multi-window feature, for unfamiliar the multi-window feature allow you to use two apps at a time in one window and if you love multi-window and own a Samsung Galaxy S2, here’s something interesting for you. A senior XDA developer member mythtrandyr has ported the Galaxy Note 2 feature MOD to the Galaxy S2 and it’s fully working as you can see the above screenshots. This MOD isn’t limited to multi-window feature but also has  icons shortcut on lockscreen, ripple lockscreen, skip songs with volume rocker, no homebutton lag and four ways to reboot your Galaxy S2.

This guide shows you how to install Galaxy Note 2 feature on Galaxy S2, but do keep in mind that your Galaxy S2 must be on XXLSJ Android 4.1.2 firmware deodexed ROMS, you can follow our this guide to install XXLSJ firmware.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download the Galaxy Note 2 multi-window MOD for Galaxy S2 from here.

Step #2: Place the zip file to your phone’s internal SD card.

Step #3: Turn off your phone and reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.

Step #4: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything goes wrong, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state.

Step #5: Install downloaded MultiWindow_AllApps_LSJ.zip file.

Step #6: Reboot your Galaxy S2.

That’s it, now you’re able to use multi-window feature even have  icons shortcut on lockscreen, ripple lockscreen, skip songs with volume rocker, no homebutton lag and four ways to reboot the phone, enjoy! If you experience any error, holler comment.

Via: XDA

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25 comments

  1. Chris Robins

    December 9th, 2012

    Hi
    I downloaded the multiwindows all apps lsj zip file. I put it on my external sd card. I turned off the phone and put in recovery mode. I installed the zip from the ext sd card. Then rebooted the phone. It seemed to work to some decree as I have the ripple affect on the lock screen but only 3 short cut icons not four. The multiwindows bar ia there with the icons on but when I move an icon to the main screen it fills the screen .I then move another icon from the multiwindows bar the screen sometimes splits in two but both applications are not on the screen only the second one. Please help

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      December 10th, 2012

      All apps don’t work with multi-window even on Galaxy Note2, just a few Samsung apps, Google Apps and twitter has been tested, hopefully Samsung will update this feature to add support for more apps.

      Reply
  2. Suro Kendho

    December 21st, 2012

    Thanks a million! I followed the instruction and voila! I got the ripple effects and the multi windows. Thanks again for this!

    Reply
  3. sriabhi

    January 6th, 2013

    Well, i got it…nice, i found on xda.
    But, can u provide multi window for samsung galaxy tab 10.1 3g.
    Multi window on tabs wud be awesome than on mobile.

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      January 7th, 2013

      you’re right but nor Samsung hasn’t released the multi-window for any tablet yet neither any developer has developed unofficially for the tablet….

      Reply
  4. Hano Prinsloo

    January 6th, 2013

    Hey, works well, just one question. I don’t like it skipping tracks is there anyway to remove only that part of the mod?

    Reply
  5. Nv

    January 7th, 2013

    Non of apps effecting multi windows feature
    It fills screen

    Reply
  6. Dv

    February 20th, 2013

    Will this work on the i9100m model ???

    Reply
  7. manish

    February 23rd, 2013

    multi window Not working for any app at all, only ripple effect in home screen is working fine

    Reply
  8. manish

    February 24th, 2013

    one more problem in this mod is I m not able to access accounts setting it force closes after installing this mod have to reinstall ROM to rectify it please resolve these issues

    Reply
  9. Mohan Kumar

    March 2nd, 2013

    I donloaded multi window zip file. In recovery mode i cant find nandroid backup for current rom. I rooted nd updated 4.1.2… how to create nandroid backup for curtent rom… my moble model s s2 GT-i9100… give any suggestions plz…

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      March 2nd, 2013

      dear plz tell which custom recovery you’re using?

      Reply
  10. mike

    March 12th, 2013

    same issue with chris robins.tell me whats going on?i have a deoxed 4.1.2 jb on galaxy s 2 and even it works at first after close and open my mobile it wont let me drag and drop either have half split screen.answer me pls what to do.

    Reply
  11. hussain

    March 15th, 2013

    can u help me is this firmware support XXLS8 or not ??

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      March 15th, 2013

      sadly no….it does support just XXLSJ firmware…….

      Reply
  12. jose

    March 20th, 2013

    no puede instalarse multiventana en la rom I9100xxls8?

    Reply
  13. cham

    March 21st, 2013

    can i install it on samsung rooted phone cm10.1…..

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      March 21st, 2013

      no….it’s compatible with just XXLSJ Android 4.1.2, check phone detail from Setting>About Phone………

      Reply
  14. Terrence

    July 17th, 2013

    Can I install this multi window mod on a rooted stock rom on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 using Jelly Bean 4.1.2?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      July 17th, 2013

      it just works on GS2 running XXLSJ firmware…..and rooted, you can check your phone detail from Setting>About Phone…………..

      Reply
  15. Aaron

    December 5th, 2013

    I’ve got this but it isn’t workin. The bar is on the left which is ok but when hold and drop another app into the screen only one window is shown although the divider is visible in the centre of the screen. I need help. And i can’t access to my settings either. It shows force close toast. I’ve tried rebooting it but still havin the same problem. Can I uninstall this setting. Tell me how pls?

    Reply

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