Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 XDA Developers' forum

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a hugely useful multi-window multitasking feature. The Galaxy Note 2 multi-window mod can now be ported to Galaxy S2, thanks to a senior member at XDA known as mythrandyr.

This feature is reported to allow users to perform multi-tasking. Users will be able to divide the device's screen in two and choose two apps to display at the same time. This will allow users to enjoy different apps such as Twitter and Facebook simultaneously.

Interested users can port the mod in two ways: the first method involves decompiling SecSettings.apk, service.jar and android.policy.jar files, while the second method involves running a deodexed ROM based on XXLSJ Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

The latter is considered to the simpler method and comes with the following features:

  • Four icons shortcut on lockscreen
  • Ripple lockscreen
  • Skip songs with volume rocker
  • No homebutton lag
  • 4-way reboot

IBTimes UK cautions users to proceed at their own risk and will not be held responsible for any damage caused to the device during installation.

Check out the two ways below to port the Galaxy Note 2 multi-window to Galaxy S2

Method 1:

Files Required




  • Decompile Sec.Settings.apk and go to smali/com/android/settings/DisplaySettings.smali
  • Decompile android.policy.jar and go to smali/com/android/internal/policy/impl/PhoneWindowManager.smali
  • Extract the multi-window.rar and add the extracted folder to android.policy/smali/com/android/internal/policy/impl/ and recompile android.policy.jar
  • Decompile service.jar and go to smali/com/android/server/am/ and copy the extracted files from service.jar and add them to the folder. Recompile service.jar

Method 2:

  • Download the ROM and flash the same using ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery or via Stock recovery

You can now access multi-window functionality on your Galaxy S2.

[Information Courtesy: XDA Developers' Forum]