OnePlus offers a variety of features that you don’t get with some other Android phones. The Parallel application is one important addition that you didn’t know you might enjoy until you try it. This allows you to clone compatible applications installed on your device, which means you can use the same application with two different accounts, for example.
But because the default OnePlus Parallel Application feature only works with a number of supported applications, this might seem very limited. Fortunately, there is an Xposed module by Alex193a developer named OnePlus PA Extender to make it more useful for power users. This module will expand the capabilities of the Parallel Stock Application feature to include all your “unsupported” applications as well.
Step 1 : Install EdXposed (Xposed Framework)
Because the original version of Xposed is no longer supported on newer versions of Android, you must install EdXposed for this module to work. The two necessary modules are first downloaded and installed via Magisk, giving you access to the Xposed Framework afterwards.
Open Magisk Manager and open the “Downloads” section of the application, then install the “Riru – Core” and “Riru – EdXposed (SandHook)” modules. There are two EdXposed versions to choose from, so if SandHook doesn’t work well for you, uninstall it and try the YAHFA version. If you need additional help with this section, you can open the complete guide below.
Step 2 : Install the OnePlus PA Extender Module
After the Xposed Framework is installed and working properly, it’s time to install modules for your OnePlus to make Parallel Applications better. Open the EdXposed Manager application, tap the menu on the left, then open the “Download” section. From there, use the search field to find the OnePlus PA Extender.
Tap the module entry once to open the “Download” screen, open the “Version” tab at the top, then press the “Download and Install” button for the latest version. Tap “Install”, and the module will be installed to your device, then press “Finish” to complete the process.
Now tap on the “Activate and Reboot” option from the notification that appears, it will automatically activate the module and restart the device for you.
Step 3 : Add the Apps that You Want to Clone
After rebooting, check your application drawer for the newly installed application named “OnePlus PA Extender” and open it to continue. This application is used to choose which applications you want to emulate using the Parallel Application feature on your OnePlus device. From here, open the list of installed applications and flip the button on the right to add each one to the Parallel Application menu screen.
Step 4 : Activate Your New Application to Clone Them
Now you must activate your application using the Parallel Application feature found in your system settings. Go to Settings -> Utilities -> Parallel Applications. You should pay attention to all applications that you selected in the previous step under the “Supported Applications” section. Turn over the switches for each of your applications to activate the cloned version, then return to your application drawer.
You will see two versions of your application at the moment, with the one cloned marked by an orange Parallel Application icon. There is no difference in the cloned version of this application, apart from the fact that they can be treated technically as their own entities. Want to play games with more than one account? Of course why not. You can now clone all of your applications and use them for whatever purpose you choose!
Even if you remove the OnePlus PA Extender module, the cloned application will still be on your device. This is because it makes the necessary system changes and clones the application through the built-in Parallel Application feature.
If you want to uninstall one of the applications that you are cloning, return to the Parallel Application main screen, then deactivate each application one by one. This will tell you the cloned application data will disappear once you press “OK,” which will then delete it from your device.
The latest beta update for the Xposed module even allows you to clone a system application. Just tap the icon that looks like an eye from the OnePlus PA Extender application. It will then be mixed in the system application along with the user installed application. Cloning system applications can make way for some interesting uses in the future.