SwitchMe creates user profiles just like a desktop computer, each with its own settings, apps and data based on your current system partition.
Offers advantages in granular application and user security over stock multi-user and works on any Android version. Does not run as a virtual machine like other solutions. Allows secondary users to have their own system, framework, theme and debugging settings.
Includes a lock screen system that allows multiple users to log in and out without access to the desktop, like a traditional desktop.
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We do not provide any direct support for this app - it is your responsibility to follow the guidelines below.
SwitchMe requires root/superuser permissions.
Even if you have access, the app may not work as intended on some systems. Always back up through your recovery just in case.
- Only apps installed to /system will be available in clean profiles. Cloned profiles will have access to all apps, wherever they are located.
- As best practice have your superuser app installed into /system. Always use the latest version of SuperSu, with su request enabled on boot and no reauthentication.
- If you cannot switch profiles or the app is crashing, you have likely broken the apps root access in your current profile. Uninstall, reboot and install from Google Play again. All profiles and data will survive this reboot intact.
- Most devices should be compatible as long as they have enough free internal memory to create profiles. You will be warned if available memory is low.
This app creates copies of your base firmware and stores them as encrypted archive files. These copies can be clean "profiles" that you boot to and can set up with specific Google or other accounts, or clones of existing profiles, which will be exact replicas you can further modify.
After entering a new profile and setting up an account your original Administrator profile will always be available through the SwitchMe app which will come pre-installed.