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We have a Samsung Chromebook and a Nexus 7 in the house that both allow us to set-up distinct different user accounts on them which we find most useful.

We have just acquired a new non-brandname tablet (Fusion) running 4.4.2 KitKat, and it will not allow us to set-up separate accounts as we have been able to on other Android devices.

I assume that must be something to do with the way that the manufacturer has set up Adnroid 4.4.2 on their device as opposed to a a problem with the OS.

Can anybody recommend a workaround that a non=technical novice could manage without too much pain being involved?

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I actually had the exact same issue when trying to set up users on a no brand tablet. My tablet was rooted out of the box, so I installed Xposed and then the module Multiple Users for Phone. Even though the title says it's for phones, it works flawlessly on my tablet. It adds the option Users to your settings page.

Info about Xposed from the installer page:

Xposed is a framework for modules that can change the behavior of the system and apps without touching any APKs. That's great because it means that modules can work for different versions and even ROMs without any changes (as long as the original code was not changed too much). It's also easy to undo. As all changes are done in the memory, you just need to deactivate the module and reboot to get your original system back. There are many other advantages, but here is just one more: Multiple modules can do changes to the same part of the system or app. With modified APKs, you to decide for one. No way to combine them, unless the author builds multiple APKs with different combinations.

If you want clearer instructions on how to install, comment and I'll edit the question. I can't link to all the links because I don't have 10 reputation (yet).

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