How To Make A Clone Of An Application On Samsung
How to make a copy of an Android application in Parallel Space
A clone of a mobile application is created on one screen of the utility:
- Press the plus button
- Marking applications that we want to copy
- We are waiting for Parallel Space to create copies in its shell
After that, you can be online, while working in the original application and its copy in the “sandbox”. In the advanced settings for entering Parallel Space, you can set a password or fingerprint. For a faster launch of the utility, the Speed mode is enabled. It is worth remembering, however, that it drains the battery faster.
How Parallel Space works on an Android smartphone, see our:
This utility differs from App Cloner in that it creates its own shell, within which applications are copied and run. Therefore, by removing Parallel Space, the user will lose all clones of his programs.
The utility is even easier to manage than App Cloner. Parallel Space has a minimalistic interface and a fairly high speed of work. The only inconvenience is built-in advertising, which can be turned off by purchasing a subscription for a month (50 rubles), 3 months (75 rubles) or for life (249 rubles).
Parallel Space does not support installing multiple clones of the same application. But the applet does not create apk-files of copies, that is, all clones work directly in the “sandbox” of the utility. In this case, super-user rights are not required. You can create a copy in two modes:
- Standard cloning
- Private installation
In the second case, applications from Google Play are installed directly from Google Play. In this case, the original program is deleted, and only a clone remains in the protected Parallel Space environment.
The utility creates a clone by changing the package name and digital signature. Copies are complete applications with all the basic functions. The main menu is represented by three tabs:
- Applications. Here is a list of all programs installed on the smartphone.
- APK. This function allows you to clone apk files without installing the application first.
- Cloned applications. A list of created copies will appear here.
In the cloning settings, you can modify the application icon: change its color, rotate and even add symbols to the shortcut itself.
Most of the functions are available in the premium version for 229 rubles. Paid utility allows you to customize display, storage, privacy and copy launch parameters, create clones of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. than 100 parameters in total.
How to clone an application on Android
How to clone an Android application in App Cloner
It takes very little time to create a copy of a mobile program:
- Opening App Cloner
- Choosing a cloning application
- Depending on the version of the utility, we set the clone parameters
- Click on the clone button
- We are waiting for App Cloner to create an apk file
- We confirm the installation
Important! Before cloning applications, you need to go to the smartphone settings and the “Security” section to allow the installation of APK files from unknown sources. It is in this vein that Android will perceive copies created in App Cloner
Multiple copies can be specified for one application. All of them will work like the original, and at the same time. over, clones will continue to function even if you remove App Cloner from your phone.
For instructions on creating a copy of applications in the App Cloner, see here:
How clones created in App Cloner work
The copy was stable and started. After authorization by the second phone number, all the functionality of the application became available, including creating channels, chats and inviting friends.
Plants vs Zombie
The clone of the game started. All game actions were performed in the same way as in the original.
In contact with
The clone of the updated fifth version of the application did not start. It turned out that the extreme assembly is copy protected. However, there is still a solution in this case. You can download the apk file of the previous Vkontakte build, install it on your smartphone and make a working clone from it. The most important thing is to download the file only from trusted sources.
How to log into two accounts of the same app with the app-clone function on Huawei Honor
Clone app function on Huawei Honor. On this page you will find information on how on Huawei Honor smartphones to log into two accounts on one application with the clone application function.
The latest Android technologies with Huawei’s proprietary shell allow the phone to include clones of WhatsApp, Facebook, VKontakte, Instagram, Viber, Skype, ICQ, Telegram, MailAgent and similar messengers. Thanks to the ability to create copies of applications on Honor, you can log into two accounts at the same time on one phone.
Let’s see how to enable the clone app on Huawei Honor through the settings:
1) Open “Settings” on your smartphone or tablet.
2) In the settings, go to the “Applications” item. (On smartphones with Android 9, the “applications” item, on smartphones with Android 8, the “application and notifications” item.)
3) Next, in the menu that opens, turn on the item “Clone Application” as shown in the picture below.
4) Now in the window that opens, you will see applications for which we can create a clone, that is, copies of applications that allow you to log into two accounts at the same time. See the third screenshot showing that we can make a clone of the WhatsApp application. If you have Facebook, VKontakte, Instagram, Viber, Skype, ICQ, Telegram, MailAgent or other messengers installed on your phone besides Vatsap, then you can enable copies of applications from your list.
As soon as you turn on the clone for the application, a copy is created, which immediately appears on the desktop, where other applications are. When the App clone function on Huawei Honor phone is enabled, the device memory cannot be switched to the memory card by default.
The article was posted on 04/27/2019.
How to make a clone of an application on a Samsung phone
Situations often arise when you need to have two copies of the same program or application on one device. The need may arise to separate private and public networks, work and personal account of the owner of the device, share the utility with a friend, etc. Let’s find out: how to create a clone of an application on Samsung, will standard tools help with this or will you have to use third-party utilities.
The utility helps to create a second version of the required social network, messenger or game, but with a changed package name and signature. In this case, the owner of the device does not need to have superuser rights. After the applications are installed on the device, the user can uninstall the software. This will not affect the work of the created clones in any way. They will continue to function smoothly.
In the main menu, you can select those programs for which it is possible to create a copy. But App Cloner doesn’t stop there. In addition to creating a clone of the application on Samsung, the program allows you to modify the icon. This is for ease of use. Changing the inscription, color and appearance will not confuse the owner of the smartphone. The product has a premium (paid) version, it allows you to make deeper settings: prohibiting access to data, transferring data to removable media, setting a password, prohibiting autorun and others.
In order to use the option, you must meet the conditions:
- Set permission to install APK files from unknown sources;
- Run the program.
After installation, the clone will function simultaneously with the main messenger or game, it can be transferred to another device without additional settings and App Cloner.
How to create a clone of an application?
Modern devices already have a built-in option to perform cloning operations using built-in tools. You don’t need to download additional software or select various components. The latest models of smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer (for example, the flagship S8) have such a function. The Android One UI operating system shell offers a solution for copying applications. But there is a significant limitation. The system allows you to create a clone of only the messenger.
To access the option:
- Go to the section with settings;
- Then “Additional functions”. “Dual application profile”;
- Here you need to make a choice of the Samsung application, a copy of which will be created.
As already noted, the user will be offered a choice of those messaging services that are installed on the smartphone. After making your choice, a second utility icon will appear on the main screen. Each of them will be linked to their account.
In other versions of smartphones, the firmware offers a wider range of cloning utilities. details about creating copies can be seen in the (for example, Samsung Galaxy Note 9).
Why clone an app?
Clones are copies of applications that function equally well, without lags, lags and glitches. Making a copy is easy, but here’s what it might be for. For example, a user has an account on any popular network. When registering, it goes through verification and links the page to a phone number. Officially, social networks do not allow the same user to have multiple accounts. In addition, many networks or forums can ban these users. But no one can prohibit having another application in which a single account will be registered.
This applies not only to social networks, but messengers, computer games. The whole family can play the same toy, but each member needs their own game account. A clone of the game will come to the rescue.
It is mainly used to clone social networks or instant messengers. Features:
- Creating three or more accounts;
- No root rights needed;
- The created duplicate has a size that does not exceed 5 MB;
- Nice interface;
- The developer added design themes.
The principle of operation and creation of clones is similar to the above product. The 2Account program also creates a virtual environment in which the created clones are placed. There is a specially provided notification that signals the closure of the program to avoid accidents. The owner of the phone does not need super user rights. Features:
- Changing the location of shortcuts;
- You can clone in whole packages;
- Copies are not available from the application manager and menu;
- New shortcuts can be placed right on the home screen;
- Multiple copies cannot be created.
Users note that 2Accounts lacks additional options: no password can be set, no private mode. In addition, the software increases battery consumption.
App Cloner Testing
To test the utilities, we selected the most likely formats for using clones and recommended applications:
- VK social network client.
- Messenger WhatsApp.
- Google Apps.
- Simcity Buildit and Asphalt 8. Games with and without cache.
- Banking applications Sberbank Online and VTB24.
The utility did not cope with cloning the VKontakte version 5.0 application. After installation, the authorization window does not work. I had to be content with the outdated fourth version, but without the music cache, which was recently blocked. Otherwise, the clone works stably, however, a bug was noticed, to send a message, you must close the chat screen.
Whatsapp cloning is only available in the premium version. List of known issues: inability to launch clone from contacts and inoperability of backups via Google account.
Successful cloning of apps that use Google Play services is not guaranteed. In fact, all cloned applications crash at the stage of choosing an account. Among them: Google Maps, Google Keep, YouTube, Google Music. Also, in clones of applications from third-party developers, the functionality associated with the Google account does not work.
Simcity Buildit is an example of a game without additional cache on the internal storage. The original and the copy work without conflicts. Authorization via Google Play Games, as expected, does not work, you can synchronize the gameplay via Facebook.
Games with cache can also be copied, for example, Asphalt 8 works without conflicts with the original version. It should be borne in mind that for each clone you have to re-download additional files. For Asphalt 8, that’s just over 1GB of data. Synchronization via Google Play is also not available.
With banking applications, everything is ambiguous, the Sberbank Online clone freezes at the stage of device verification, apparently due to a mismatch in the application package name. The VTB24 client works as expected, using clones, several personal accounts can be used simultaneously on one smartphone. Unlike modified versions that are published on third-party sites, clones made in App Cloner can be considered safe.
At this point, you might get the impression that the utility does a poor job of cloning applications, but it is not. App Cloner easily creates copies of applications that do not use a Google account and do not verify the package name. For example: Telegram, Tumblr, Twitter, Skype and many others. I think there will be more than one application without a multi-account that can be cloned.
The free version of the app has no ads. For the premium version, the developers ask 352 rubles. The purchase significantly expands the functionality of the utility:
- Creating multiple clones of one application.
- Batch clone mode.
- Backing up and migrating cloned app data.
- Clone WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
- Cloning Android Wear watch faces.
- Transferring clones and their data to a memory card.
- The ability to modify more than 100 parameters of cloned applications.
Parallel Space offers an alternative approach to cloning applications. The utility creates a virtual sandbox, inside which copies of applications are launched. This approach provides better compatibility, at the same time, without the Parallel Space environment, clones do not work, the utility is constantly in the device’s RAM. Superuser rights are not required for Parallel Space to work.
The main screen resembles a regular application menu, where already cloned programs are collected. Application shortcuts can be swapped. To create new new copies, you need to click on the “Add application” button and select the required programs. APK files are not required to be installed, all clones are in the Parallel Space environment, they are not in the general list of applications. Copies of applications and their data can be deleted by simply clearing Parallel Space data, or by completely uninstalling the utility. Shortcuts of frequently used clones can be brought to the desktop for quick launch without opening the utility interface. The ability to create multiple copies of the same application is not provided.
Particularly noteworthy is the private installation of applications from Google Play into Parallel Space. APK files cannot be installed from device memory. The original privately installed clone is deleted, the application remains only in the sandbox. In addition, Parallel Space and clones can be protected with a pattern or a fingerprint. As a result, the utility allows you to configure the protected space with applications that are not in the general list.
Each clone’s notifications are controlled separately. The Parallel Space environment is responsible for their receipt and demonstration, which is why after each reboot of the device, clones have to be launched manually, autostart is not provided.
Some users have reported increased battery drain and a general decrease in device performance. In the case of the OnePlus 3T, the negative impact was not noticed, at the same time, Paralell Space is a third-party application that resides in RAM, which cannot but affect the smartphone. I will also note the impressive list of required permissions: from calendar and contacts to camera and location. The developers claim that access is necessary for the sandboxing and cloning of applications to work correctly.
Parallel Space Testing
Unlike App Cloner, Parallel Space coped with cloning the fifth version of the VKontakte client. No functional limitations or glitches were found.
There were no problems with WhatsApp either, the clone works correctly. Google account backup is supported. As with App Cloner, contacts open the original version of WhatsApp.
Google applications are cloned without problems, in particular: Youtube, Google Keep, Gmail, Google Drive. I think that with other programs there will be no problems. The main advantage of Parallel Space is full-fledged work with Google services, the sandbox allows you to add additional Google accounts regardless of the main environment. Accounts added to Parallel Space are not visible in device settings and original applications. A full-fledged Google Play is also available, an application for working with Android Wear and Google Play Games. If Google services are not needed, I recommend activating the “Speed Mode”.
The utility coped with cloning SimCity Buildit without an additional cache. For unknown reasons, authorization through Google Play Games does not work, the service swears about problems with the Internet, although the network is in perfect order.
Asphalt 8 also launched, the clone cache had to be downloaded separately. Unlike SimCity Buildit, authorization via Google Play Games was successful.
Like App Cloner, there were problems with cloning the Sberbank Online client. The copy does not pass the check by the antivirus built into the personal account and only opens the limited mode. VTB24 client started up, no functional limitations were noticed.
The compatibility level of Parallel Space is much higher than that of App Cloner. The utility coped with cloning a similar set of applications: Telegram, Tumblr, Twitter, Skype, Periscope. The main advantage is full support for the Google account and all services. The disadvantages include the dependence of clones on the Parallel Space environment, which is constantly in the device’s RAM.
In addition to useful cloning capabilities, Parallel Space is filled with questionable features. The application has a built-in RAM optimizer and a third-party lock screen, we talked about the dangers of such functions in a separate article, we strongly recommend that you ignore them. over, the built-in lock screen is used to display ads, which are enough in the free version of Parallel Space. So, a news aggregator is built into the main menu, and when clones are launched, from time to time, full-screen advertising banners are shown. For 50 rubles, advertising can be turned off for a month, the Pro version “forever” will cost 249 rubles.
2accounts or Multiple Accounts is an alternative utility for creating clones of applications. The principle of operation is similar to Parallel Space, the utility also creates a special sandbox. A second space for clones. 2accounts is constantly in RAM, in addition, a notification is fixed in the status bar, which prevents accidental closing of the utility. Superuser rights are not required.
The main menu also resembles the application menu, shortcuts can be moved and renamed. Applications are added in one click, batch cloning is supported. There is no provision for creating multiple copies of the same application. Clones are not shown in the manager and in the application menu. Favorite clone shortcuts can be masked and brought to the desktop for quick launch.
Unlike the competition, 2Accounts lacks additional features. For example, the developers did not provide for private mode and password locking. Notifications work as expected, but cannot be controlled.
Like Parallel Space, 2Accounts resides in RAM, which is required to keep the sandbox up and running. Also, some users complain about increased battery consumption. In a short period of testing on the OnePlus 3T, no negative dynamics was noticed. The utility requires many permissions, among them: access to phone, SMS, location, camera, contacts and others.
The principle of cloning App Cloner is based on creating a copy of the desired application with a changed package name and signature. Superuser rights are not required. Cloned apps are completely self-contained and will continue to work even after you uninstall App Cloner.
The main menu contains a list of applications available for cloning. The utility allows you to change the name of the application and modify the icon: change color, flip, rotate, add a number. In order to avoid confusion in the application menu. In addition, you can modify some parameters of the cloned application, for example: change the appearance, assign a password to open, deny access to device data, disable autostart, change notification settings, transfer all data to a memory card, and much more. There are about a hundred parameters in total, but most of them are available only in the premium version.
After preparation, the clone is installed as a normal application in normal mode. You must first enable the installation of APK files from unknown sources in the Security section of the device settings. The original application and its clone can function simultaneously, independently of each other. The installation file with the changed package name and signature is stored separately and is ready for installation at any time. Therefore, cloned applications in the form of APK files can be transferred to any other device without App Cloner.
You can clone including not installed APK files downloaded to the device memory. By default, the mode is hidden; to activate it, you need to click on the stylized folder on the section panel of the main menu. The function can be useful for the simultaneous use of different versions of the same application: old-new, original-modified.
App Cloner automatically tracks updates to the original and notifies you to re-clone the corresponding application. Data and settings of the clone app are not erased after the update. If desired, the update notification can be turned off.
How to create a clone of any Android application
You probably had a situation when you needed several accounts in a messenger or banking application. Multi-account in the official client is a rare exception, Instagram is one of them. For some services, third-party clients with support for multiple accounts are available, but, as a rule, their quality and stability is far from ideal. Creating a clone of the desired application is one of the ways out in this situation. For example, there are no alternatives for gaming applications! In addition, cloning allows you to install different versions of the program at the same time. About the best utilities for creating clones in automatic mode, today in a selection.
The clone of the official VKontakte client of the fifth version is working fine, notifications arrive on time. But the control panel of music players in the database status is displayed incorrectly and does not function. Music playback is interrupted from time to time.
There were no problems with cloning WhatsApp. The clone does not conflict with the original version, synchronization via Google account works.
2accounts is fully compatible with Google Play services. Accounts added to the sandbox are not visible in the device settings and do not affect the main account and sync. Google Sandbox services are enabled by default, and cannot be disabled. All tested applications: Google Keep, Google Chrome, Youtube, Play Music. Fully work with Google account.
Simcity Buildit has launched, authorization via Google Play games is working.
Apshalt 8 traditionally required loading the cache. Authorization via Google Play Games was successful, the application immediately synchronized game progress.
The Sberbank Online clone, created with the help of 2Accounts, passed the built-in antivirus check, the personal account opened its full functionality. There were no problems with VTB24’s client either.
There were no problems with other applications from the test suite: Telegram, Tumblr, Twitter, Skype, Periscope, were launched. Overall performance is faster than Parallel Space, despite the fact that both utilities allow full use of independent Google accounts inside the sandbox.
Method number 1
Have you downloaded and installed the app? Now let’s figure out how to add another Viber application or any other using Parallel Space － Multi Accounts:
- After launching you will be prompted to create a clone of one of the popular applications, if the required one is not there, then select “add more” and select the necessary
- After you have selected the application, click the “Enable” button, after which the process of creating a clone will begin
- When everything is ready, icons of the created applications will be displayed in the Parallel Space － Multi Accounts interface, you can launch them from here, or create shortcuts on the Android desktop
- To do this, make a long tap on the clone application and select “Desktop Icons”
Method number 3 (difficult)
This tutorial will show you how to create an APK of a clone application. Let’s get started! (If you have opened this article out of nowhere, read how and why to decompile applications).
What is needed for this?
- Preparatory part: tools for decompilation (apktool, java, wrapper for apktool);
- The application on which the “operation” is performed in this lesson is Backgammon Free:
- Program for editing text files Notepad
Method number 2 Xiaomi
Are you the owner of a Xiaomi smartphone or tablet? Then you do not need to install any applications to create clones, everything you need is already in your Xiaomi.
- Go to the Android Settings menu and find the Dual Apps section
- Selecting those applications for which you want to create a duplicate
Generating a clone app APK (3 ways)
In this tutorial, you are how to quickly create an APK clone application, that is, install 2 identical Android applications. This tutorial is a continuation of the APK Editing Encyclopedia. And so you are already familiar:
On the network, you can often find questions on how to create a clone of the Android Vkontakte application or some other game. In this article, let’s move from searches to business!
Attention! Not all applications can be cloned, this applies to the first and second methods!
Instructions for creating an APK clone application
- After decompiling the application, go to its folder;
- Open the AndroidManifest.Xml file located in the root of the folder with Notepad;
- Search the second line for the word package followed by “internal file name”;
- Highlight “internal file name”, open Search. Find in files, set the search area below;
- Change the “internal file name” to your own version by clicking on “Replace in files”;
- Go to the RES folder;
- Open the VALUES and VALUES-RU folder (if there is localization);
- In the STRINGS.XML file, in the app_name field, change the name to your own version:
- Compile, sign the application and install;
- You now have two identical applications. Congratulations, now you can create an APK clone app!
This concludes the tutorial on editing apk.!
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