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I have enabled multi-user support on a phone running CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) by adding the following to /system/build.prop:

fw.show_multiuserui=1
fw.max_users=4

and I was able to create a new user after that.

However, I still can't switch between users because there is nothing on my lock screen that would allow me to do this (no user switcher or whatever it's called), same in Power menu. I rebooted the phone multiple times.

I can only switch between users via adb or a terminal app using am switch-user <user-id>, and only as root (so not from non-owner user).

After reading this question:

How do I switch between multiple users in KitKat via Lockscreen?

I additionally added lockscreen.rot_override=true to build.prop in order to enable rotating into landscape mode for lock screen but it didn't work.

How do I enable the GUI for switching between users?

  • what happens while tapping on avatar on notification panel – Rahul Gopi Jan 17 '17 at 6:23
  • @RahulGopi Not much, it just goes to lock screen – iosdude Jan 17 '17 at 7:09
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It turns out I forgot to disable rotation the lock in display settings. This was preventing lock screen from rotating.

(Still nothing in Power menu though.)

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