Finally, after waiting long enough, T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (SGH-T889) has got the software update (T889UVALK8) to activate Multi-View/Multi-Window feature. However, by default multi-tasking with split screen only work for Samsung’s apps (S Note, Gallery, Messaging, etc.) and Google’s apps (Gmail, YouTube, Talk, and Chrome), that’s not cool, right? Any third-party apps that you download from the play store could not be added to the Multi-Window bar, so you can’t run Instagram and Poweramp on one screen.
But for those of you who still want to add unlimited apps to multi-window bar, you can do so by mod your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, as was done by the Verizon version (SCH-i605) by modifying the system apps. We need to gain root access first before modifying multi-view feature on this Smartphone.
Here are the steps you can take to allow all applications compatible with multi-view feature, originally from h0tw1r3 from xda, this method has been tested and confirmed working on T-Mobile Galaxy Note II (T889) with latest updates T889UVALK8.
- Get root access, by using CF-Autoroot method (flashing via Odin, just follow steps 1-7), or ExynosAbuse method (install apk file) both from Chainfire.
- Get Xposed Framework Installer app (XposedInstaller-ICS-JB-rc2.apk) by Tungstwenty and install it.
- Get Xposed Multi Window app by Scalee (XposedMultiWindow.apk), and install it.
- Start Xposed framework installer, go to Modules pane and activate “xMulti Window Mod”.
- Reboot and Profit.