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Android users who have older devices have to appreciate the efforts made by the modding community. Plenty of features have been added that would otherwise be unavailable. Galaxy Note 2 owners got the Multi-Window feature back in October with the release of the XXALJ1 firmware. The exciting feature was craved for a long time and the community thought there was no way to use in on non-phablet devices.
However, XDA members have done it again. A senior member by the alias of mythtrandyr has managed to port the Multi-Window feature to the Galaxy S2. The reports suggest that it seems to be working seamlessly. Apart from this feature, the MOD also brings four icon shortcuts to the lockscreen and the option to skip songs with the Volume buttons. Four ways are also included to reboot the Galaxy S2.
Two methods are available for installing this MOD. We will just be telling you about the easy one. However, before we do there are some points you should keep in mind. The Galaxy S2 must be running the XXLSJ deodexed ROM, or Android 4.1.2 firmware in simple terms. You should charge the battery properly before attempting this guide. Keep in mind that you also follow this guide at your own risk.
Step 1: Download the MOD for the Galaxy S2.
Step 2: Copy the downloaded file from the previous step to the internal SD card of the device.
Step 3: Switch off the device and reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding three keys together; Home, Power and Volume Up.
Step 4: To safeguard yourself, select Backup & Restore > Backup. Doing so will create a Nandroid backup, which will allow you to go back to the existing state if required.
Step 5: Select install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD card. Select the MOD file that was copied to the SD card in step 2 and confirm the installation.
Step 6: After the installation completes, go back to the main menu and choose Reboot System Now.
Perfect. Enjoy the Multi-Window feature on the Galaxy S2. Feel free to comment if you run into any troubles or have additional thoughts.