How to Add Multi-Window on Any Rooted Android Smartphone/Tablet!

One of the coolest features on Samsung Galaxy Note phones is the ability to multi-task using multi-window feature, which allows you to use two apps at the same time, just like a desktop computer.

Well, this feature is only available on Samsung Galaxy smartphones or LG G3 unless you install custom ROM like C-ROM.

For those of you don’t have a Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, S4, S5, or G3, there’s now a way to get it on any rooted Android smartphone or tablet.

I find this feature especially useful on larger-screen tablets like Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 where multi-tasking makes sense when you are trying to use the calculator with Google Docs spreadsheet or simply playing a game while checking out your Facebook page at the same time.

Before you try this, you will need a rooted Android smartphone or tablet.

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Step 1. Download the latest version of Xposed Installer and also Multi-Window Sidebar app:

Download:

Download Xposed Installer

Download Multi-Window Sidebar app

 

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Step 2. Install ES File Explorer app from Play Store (free app) and open the app.

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Step 3. Browse to your “Download” folder and install both Xposed Installer and Multi-Window Sidebar files.

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You may have to check “Unknown Sources” on to install these apps. Β Don’t worry, these apps are completely safe and do not have any type of spyware.

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Step 4. Once those two apps are installed, open the Xposed Installer app.

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Step 5. Hit “Framework”.

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Step 6. Choose “Install/Update”.

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Step 7. Make sure you hit “Allow/Grant” when Superuser request window pops up! Β  If you don’t see this, make sure your Android device is rooted!

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Step 8. When the app asks you to reboot, hit “Cancel” instead.

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Step 9. Choose “Download” from the menu on Xposed Installer app.

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  • ron

    this works great max thanks

  • Cool Ayush

    Its ny showing anythng in module im using karbonn a16 n its rooted

  • Faiz

    It does not work in Rooted Gionee P3…… Help..!!!!!!

  • zack

    May god bless you πŸ™‚

  • praveen

    Its not working I can’t install/update the framework it is giving me an error “failed to create a backup/sdcard…….”
    Please help me

    • Major Kid

      Hy I had this proplem too..I fixed it just got to this link ”http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=52292102&postcount=7” and download the apk that is found theree..And follow the instructions again..You,ll be able to use πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Aditya shakya

    its working great,thanks a lot!
    aa well as i also tried new another modules!!

  • Jeffrey P

    Nice mod. I got my first Nexus piece of equipment when I saw this N7 2012 32gb for $75 I had to grab it. I have always had Samsung phones and tablets but now it is just Nexus for me. I missed the Samsung specific features but xposed gives me a lot of options to mod my vanilla tablet. Thank you for posting this.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S

    followed these steps..bricked my 2 week old Redmi.. BOOTLOOP.. oh my god what have i gotten myself into.. πŸ™

  • Tyler

    Running 5.0 Lollipop on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 and I can’t install update on Xposed. It says it’s incompatible with Android SDK version 21 or my processor architecture. Then under that of says could not load library “libdvm.so”, any advice?

  • johanes

    asus zenfone 5 is not working.

  • Rayhan

    Hey im using Sgs4 gti9500 with beanstock rom but cant install xposed installer.please help..

  • Amoah Nana Akwasi

    i can download the multi-window sidebar. can u send the form that again

  • Amoah Nana Akwasi

    i can download the multi-window sidebar. can u send the link for that again

  • Amoah Nana Akwasi

    thanks this is awesome

  • Caio

    Does it works on motorola razr d3 with KK?

  • Akshay

    App is not opening in multitasking.butvits opening fully like default.plz help

  • shan

    Hi i m shan
    Thankx for app
    But this multiwindow is not working on my fone
    And plz aslo tel me that what is root
    If i dont don’t root my device
    I canot use this app

  • Akshay

    I cant download Xmultiwindow from Framework. Pls help me

    • jay

      akshay in framroot u can search xmul then it shows…

    • Thejesh PR

      download from Xposed website

  • jay

    not working in xolo @500 club

  • sagr gmbhir

    I can not use two apps at same tym when ever i drag the second app it covers the full scren.. Two apps dun run t same tym..

  • Cesc Henry

    not working on HTC One M7 International version, it says framework cant be installed

  • ganesh

    it works partially because when i drag app on top or bottom only one app works at a time
    n im using redmi note 4g

    • Thejesh PR

      i’m also facing same problem with same phone…please help me out

      • Guest

        i got solution use “Fix Visibility ” Xposed module

    • Thejesh PR

      i got solution use “Fix Visibility ” Xposed module

  • Shahram ranya

    not working for lolipop 5.0.2

  • Thejesh PR

    hey Max Lee,

    nice information, but without xposed “Fix Visibility” module this will not work

  • Yusuf

    Not working on android 4.2.2 app are on opening on full screen,, help! Please!

  • AR Rehman

    18th step wali screen show nahi horae app open kr k ya show horaha