Being an Android user, I always wonder Is there anything that my device can’t do? From automating every thing with Tasker to playing with Linux commands using ADB, everything is just on my fingertips. My belief got more stronger when some days back I was planning to use two Skype accounts on my smartphone, one for my professional network and other for personal use. Though I was little unsure about the possibility to run same app twice on Android, but giving a try never harms and sometimes it comes with more than what you expect.
While trying to clone apps on Android, I noticed it’s doable with Titanium Backup app, but a rooted Android was required. Certainly most of the users are reluctant to root their device and I guess many of my readers are sailing the same boat. For the same, I dug little deeper and came up with a trick to run two instances of same app on Android without root.
Pre-requisites To Clone Apps On Android :
- Apk Editor apk file on your Android.
- Apk Editor Patch apk file on your Android.
- Apk of the app you wish to clone or for which you want to install same app twice on Android.
As both apps are not available on Play Store, please authorise apps outside Play Store to install on your Android. In case you are not familiar with the procedure :
- Head over to Settings -> Security -> Check Unknown sources
Install Multiple Instances Of Same App On Android
Step 1 : If you have downloaded both apps, please install Apk Editor first and open it. You need to make sure home directory is /sd card/
Step 2 : Install the second app that is Apk Editor Patch. You’ll be asked to replace the previous one, please allow it.
Step 3 : I guess you are ready with the apk you wish to clone or for which you want to install multiple instances of same app.
Step 4 : Next, open the Apk Editor app and navigate to the locate the apk of the app you wish to clone. In my case, I am cloning Skype. Long tap the Skype apk and select Clone.
Step 5 : Now, you’ll be asked to name the apk of Cloned version, name it anything like Skype2 and press Ok. It might take some time, but it’ll be worth the wait.
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Step 6 : Open file manager, locate the cloned version of the apk and install it.
Bingo! You are set to install same app twice on Android. I Hope it was your successful attempt to Install Multiple Instances Of Same App On Android. Still facing any issues or errors, feel free to ask in the comment box provided below. Keep subscribed for latest How-tos at Gizmostorm. For more Android Tutorials, head over to Android How-tos right away.