November 17, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
One of the more unique features of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is the Multi Window feature. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a built in part of TouchWiz where users can run two apps at once. The first takes up the top half of the screen, and the second is the bottom.
It was a nifty feature, except for one issue: The number of compatible apps was severely limited. This was solved for the international Note II. Now the Sprint Galaxy Note II has a solution too.
XDA Recognized Developer -viperboy- has released a similar mod on the Galaxy Note II on Sprint. Unlike the prior mod, this mod automatically adds all of your applications to the Multi Window feature automatically. No picking and choosing, it all goes in there.
Sprint has released an update to add the Multi Window function natively, but this mod actually isn’t for that. Users will need to be running a deodexed version of the VPALJC stock ROM along with the Multi Window mod. Just flash it in recovery, and you’re good to go. Users can likely expect this mod to be ported to the new update eventually.
For more details, check out the original thread.
If you have a newer Samsung device, you’ve almost certainly heard of XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip and his toolkits. They’ve been released for a plethora of devices, including the international Samsung Galaxy Note II. Now, the popular toolkit has started making appearances on the US variants, starting with the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II.
The toolkit provides a gigantic number of services for users. Aside from root, custom recovery, and unroot tools, the toolkit also features:
Install drivers automatically
Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
Auto Update ToolKit to latest push version on startup (donator feature)
Backup/Restore your /efs partition
Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
Install BusyBox binary on phone
Root any public build (different options available)
[B]Root with Superuser (ChainsDD) or SuperSU (Chainfire) via CWM (works on ANY build)
Flash Stock Recovery
Flash CWM Recovery (thanks to Chenglu) or TWRP Recovery (thanks to Team Win)
Rename Recovery Restore files if present
Flash Insecure Boot Image for adb mode
Flash Stock Boot Image back to your phone
Create tar file to flash via Odin (from upto 10 image files) with 1-click process
Download, Extract and Flash Stock Rom (full DETAILED steps) ESSENTIAL FOR WARRANTY RETURNS
Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format for editing and flashing (thanks to Adam Lange)
Install a single apk or multiple apk’s to your phone (being worked on)
Push Files from your PC to your phone
Pull Files from your phone to your PC
Set Files Permissions on your phone
Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
Help, Information Screen for various tasks
Mods Section to Modify your phone (being worked on)
Reboot Phone options in adb mode
Change background, text colour in ToolKit
Activate Donator features from within the ToolKit
There really isn’t much this toolkit doesn’t do. It is definitely an essential tool for most, be it more advanced users or users just getting their devices.
For more details, go to the original thread. For the other US variants, you’ll likely see your releases shortly.