Again in 2017, OnePlus launched a brand new characteristic in an OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3/3T known as “Parallel Apps”. This characteristic allows you to clone choose functions so you possibly can run a separate account on them, even when the app itself didn’t assist fast account switching. Supported apps embrace Fb, Fb Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora, and others. Nevertheless, not each app is supported in parallel area. Luckily, there’s a straightforward workaround.
What Parallel Apps does is create a brand new consumer profile with the ID “999”. OxygenOS integrates apps put in on this consumer profile onto the principle consumer profile and likewise hides this profile from the lockscreen so you possibly can’t signal into it. This hidden consumer profile has Google Play Providers put in, however not the Google Play Retailer. Fortunately, it’s doable to sideload apps onto the consumer profile for Parallel Area. For the needs of getting no matter app we would like operating as a Parallel App, we’re going to put in the “Aurora Retailer” app, which is a completely open-source unofficial consumer of the Google Play Retailer. In case you surprise why we’re not preferring the precise Google Play Retailer to be put in beneath the Parallel App consumer profile, it’s resulting from a bug with the Play Retailer and Parallel Apps that received’t allow you to set up any apps which have already been put in on the principle profile for the reason that Play Retailer thinks these apps have already been put in on the Parallel Apps profile.
To put in the Aurora Retailer app to Parallel Apps and thus allow the flexibility to put in some other app, merely do the next:
- Obtain the APK file for the Aurora Retailer from its XDA Thread.
- Arrange ADB shell entry. You could find a useful information by clicking right here.
- Run the next ADB command:
adb set up --user 999 <aurora_store_apk_name>.apk
- This may set up the Aurora Retailer to consumer profile 999, which is the profile for Parallel Apps. Now you possibly can merely open the Aurora Retailer and obtain no matter different apps you need.
- Alternatively, you possibly can obtain the APK file for no matter app you wish to be cloned and run the command in step #3.
For those who don’t wish to go down this route, you can even use a third-party app like Shelter or Island to create a piece profile in your machine after which set up no matter app you need.
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