Got Samsung Galaxy S II ? You can now have the multi-window app mode ported to it

Got Samsung Galaxy S II ? You can now have the multi-window app mode ported to it
Great news for Samsung Galaxy S II owners, as the multiwindow mode we first saw issued for the Galaxy Note II, and which arrived for the Galaxy S III, is now available for last year's Samsung flagship as well.

It is a fully working mode, but you have to be running a deodexed XXLSJ ROM - that's with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build. If you are interested, simply go to the XDA thread in the source link to install the mod, which also includes four icons on the lock screen, ripple lockscreen, no home button lag and other goodies.

The multiwindows feature is perhaps the most useful thing we've seen from a manufacturer overlay for a while now, so it's great that can be ported to Samsung's older phones, too.

source: mythrandyr (XDA-Devs)

Related phones

Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

As awesome as that is, the combination of a small screen (relatively) and a low resolution make this a bit unusable. Still, doesn't hurt having an awesome feature as true multitasking.

2. Valdomero

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

what about the fact it has Dual-Core? can it run a youtube video while browsing the web?. Nevertheless, It's awesome the GS2 is still getting some love (not from Sammy though, but still)

3. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Not saying it won't work, but I would find it difficult to use on a device less than 4.5 inches

4. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Samsung rockzz

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

when I was picking btw smartphones samsung multi screen function was something i wish that is standard. I was really debating against nexus 4, Siii and note 2. Besides the LTE (which I do not have) and the multi, nexus 4 wins most.

6. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

so when is GS2 getting official Jellybean update?..

7. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

sad that is only for S series

8. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

My Note 2 still doesn't have the multi task capability but yet the GS2 has it. Come on, come out with the update already.

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