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.


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


Download Xposed Installer

Download Multi-Window Sidebar app



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


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


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


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


Step 5. Hit “Framework”.



Step 6. Choose “Install/Update”.


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


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


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


Step 10. Search for “Xmultiwindow” and select it.


Step 11. Swipe to right “Versions” tab and hit “Download” on the latest version.


Step 12. Install the XMultiWindow app.


Step 13. Next choose “Modules” in menu for Xposed Installer app.


Step 14. Make sure XMultiWindow is checked ON.


Step 15. Reboot your phone.


Step 16. Once rebooted, open the Multi-Window Sidebar app.


Step 17. Choose “Select Apps” and add all of your favorite apps you want to add.




Step 18. Next choose “Drag Launch Mode” and select “XMultiWindow”.



Step 19. Next choose “Tap Launch Mode” and choose “XMultiWindow (Top)” or “XMultiWindow (Bottom)”.



Step 20. Hit the Play button on the top-right and you should see a sidebar tab appear.


Step 21. Press on the tab then select-and-drag the apps you want to multi-task to top and bottom.


That’s it!  Now you should have fully-working multi-window on your rooted Android device!


Q: My keyboard isn’t working!
A: Try dragging the app again to the Top of Bottom of the Window.  This app has a bug where the keyboard only works on the last app dragged (which may be fixed by the time you see this tutorial) but you can simply drag app again to get keyboard working.


Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer or hit the Thanks button on XDA if you like this app!

34 Responses

  1. ron says:

    this works great max thanks

  2. Cool Ayush says:

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

  3. Faiz says:

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

  4. zack says:

    May god bless you 🙂

  5. praveen says:

    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 says:

      Hy I had this proplem too..I fixed it just got to this link ”” and download the apk that is found theree..And follow the instructions again..You,ll be able to use 🙂 🙂

  6. Aditya shakya says:

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

  7. Jeffrey P says:

    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.

  8. Xiaomi Redmi 1S says:

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

  9. Tyler says:

    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 “”, any advice?

  10. johanes says:

    asus zenfone 5 is not working.

  11. Rayhan says:

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

  12. Amoah Nana Akwasi says:

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

  13. Amoah Nana Akwasi says:

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

  14. Amoah Nana Akwasi says:

    thanks this is awesome

  15. Caio says:

    Does it works on motorola razr d3 with KK?

  16. Akshay says:

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

  17. shan says:

    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

  18. Akshay says:

    I cant download Xmultiwindow from Framework. Pls help me

  19. jay says:

    not working in xolo @500 club

  20. sagr gmbhir says:

    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..

  21. Cesc Henry says:

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

  22. ganesh says:

    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

  23. Shahram ranya says:

    not working for lolipop 5.0.2

  24. Thejesh PR says:

    hey Max Lee,

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

  25. Yusuf says:

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

  26. AR Rehman says:

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

  27. Harsh says:

    Xmulti window app not installed I tried to install many times tried all versions but it showing app not installed

  28. namekausape says:

    Why when I create group and tap it say ERROR also drag the app to the screen but it became full screen not half of screen and I cant open 2 app at same time PLZ HELP

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