Verizon Galaxy Note 2: Adding all apps to Multi Window bar (MultiView)

Multi Window/MultiView is Verizon Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-I605) unique feature, which allows us to do multi-tasking (running two apps) on the same screen or with no screen transitions. But not all apps allowed to do this, by default only Samsung’s stock apps are allowed to do the MultiView feature. Fortunately, there is a XDA member, hairdewx who successfully modify system app on this device, so you can add any apps on multi window bar.

 

In order to carry out this mod we should have root access, in order to mount the system partition to Read/Write and then replace system apps.

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This mod has been tested and confirmed working on stock rooted ROM running Android 4.1.1 with Build Number: JRO03C.I605VRALJB, and remember before performing any mod, it’s worth performing a full backup. Here are the steps you need to do to add unlimited apps to Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s multi-window bar to perform MultiView:

  1. Download modified odex file (multiwindow.zip) by hairdewx (mirror), and extract services.odex FlashBarService.odex files. After that copy both files into your device.
  2. Get file manager app that can open the system apps, such as ES File Explorer or Root Explorer that can be found on Play Store.
  3. Mount the system partition as Read/Write (R/W).
  4. replace system apps galaxy note 2

    Mount to R/W and Replace Files

  5. Copy and replace “FlashBarService.odex” to “/system/app” folder, as well as “services.odex” to “/system/framework” folder. If you have difficulty to replace services.odex, reboot your device. In case you experiencing bootloop after replacing services.odex, then you need to pull out and reinsert the battery, if the bootloops remains, just flash the root image with ODIN to fix it.
  6. Reboot your Galaxy Note II.
  7. Open the file manager again, delete “com.sec.android.app.FlashBarService” from “/data/data” folder, then reboot once again.
  8. (Optional) Open “/data/data” folder again, if you find the “/flashbar” folder, just delete it.

 

Now you should have been able to add any apps to the Multi Window bars on Verizon Galaxy Note 2, and also run two applications at the same time (MultiView). If you can’t find an edit button, it’s likely that you on 240 DPI, just switching back to 320 DPI, edit button will reappears.

 

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4 Responses

  1. Chris B
    February 11, 2013 at 1:52 AMReply

    I am stuck in bootloop after “services.odex” to “/system/framework” folder also did battery pull.
    just flash the root image with ODIN to fix it. do you mean repeat my root phone method using odin
    http://galaxynote2root.com/galaxy-note-2-root/how-to-root-verizon-galaxy-note-2-sch-i605/
    is what I used and it worked fine

  2. Chris B
    February 11, 2013 at 3:56 AMReply

    Well that worked I’m back. The phone reboots instantly as soon as I replace services.odex Does that mean it took?

  3. Timothee Hyppolite
    April 11, 2013 at 7:39 PMReply

    Can this work on a sprint galaxy s3 ?

    • Fridza
      April 12, 2013 at 12:50 AMReply

      Nope, only for Verizon

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