For issues specific to Samsung's Touchwiz interface (a custom user interface and feature-set designed by Samsung for their touchscreen devices).

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How to fix touch wiz home errors on samsung

How can I fix unfortunately touch wizz home has stopped error on my Samsung galaxy star pro How can I solve this
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The amazing expanding “android files”

Guys, I've got a Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos version) which just received an update over the weekend from Samsung. Since then, I've had a really weird issue with the phone suddenly telling me that all the ...
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Removing extra screen on TouchWiz launcher

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-S820L) on Android 4.4.4, and I'm using TouchWiz launcher. How do I remove the extra home screens?
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Note 5 TouchWiz home now not working with marshmallow

I just updated to the marshmallow operating system on my Samsung Note 5. Now when I try and access anything like themes or if I try to use TouchWiz home I get an error message saying TouchWiz home is ...
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Touchwiz deleted Galaxy S Duos, Phone becomes blank after the initial settings ,Can't get into the Download mode

I have rooted my phone with Kingoroot. While connected my phone to PC i have accidentally changed all the file names(Android,Alarms...) to a new folder.Now to make it right i factory reset my Samsung ...
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How to replace Google Now to TouchWiz?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 on Android 5.1 Lollipop. I found Google Now in settings and I decided to check what is it. Now settings interface has changed and I don't know how can I replace Google Now ...
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Is there a way to periodically force stop a program through Tasker? (Galaxy S6)

So I noticed that every once in a while, the widgets on my home screen stop updating. I thought it was because of battery saving mode or data connection, like every forum post I've come across said, ...
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How do I fix Samsung Galaxy S5 FREEZING after updating to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?

How do I fix the Samsung Galaxy S5 FREEZING AFTER UPDATING TO ANDROID 5.1.1 Lollipop? Ever since I installed 5.1.1 my phone locks up. It's like Samsung engineers purposefully sabotaged this update to ...
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Which process does samsung use in order to change quick launcher

So do Samsung change the source code to change the quick launcher (the thing that you slide down from the top to access quick settings) to touchwiz custom one or do they use a process like com.samsung....
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How to disable TouchWiz Easy Home mode and enable TouchWiz Home?

I've accidentally enabled TouchWiz Easy Home on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). Now I'm not sure how to get rid of it and get back to TouchWiz Home. I've tried rebooting the phone ...
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Get rid of TouchWiz [duplicate]

I recently bought Samsung XCover 3 and I like HW part of the phone, but TouchWiz is hell. Is there any way I can get rid of it completely? I installed different launcher, which helped a lot, but many ...
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Touchwiz deleted Galaxy S Duos. Phone doesnt work beyond language setting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos with Root access. Recently I removed Touchwiz through Root Uninstaller. After uninstalling, the phone screen went blank. The only thing visible was the notification bar ...
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How to disable the “Application permissions” dialog that pop up during each new app install?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5[18] running Android 4.4.4. Every time I install a new app this dialog comes up: Is there any way to disable this feature? I'm doing app development so I have to install ...
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Is there any downsides to rooting the tab s?

I was recently given this stunning tablet from my company I work for, in the hopes that it could be turned into an offline development platform. I have been looking at alternatives to gain this setup ...
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ODIN won't detect Samsung Galaxy S4

I installed Cyanogenmod using the installer a few months ago and decided to use TouchWiz instead now. I did a factory reset and downloaded the latest firmware for my device. I also entered download ...
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Can I change or remove Touchwiz in Galaxy S4 running Lollipop?

I just upgraded my Galaxy S4 to Lollipop. It is not to my liking. I'm considering options to buy a non Android phone just so I don't have to look at it. Is there anything I can do about this?
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“Unknown” vs “Private number” on the Samsung Galaxy S3's stock call log

I've recently got two calls on my Samsung Galaxy S3 with stock (TouchWiz) firmware. One was marked as coming from a "Private number", while the sender of the second one was apparently "Unknown". ...
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Does custom ROMs like Cyanogen need to interact with TouchWiz?

I am running a nightly build of CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy P1000. I have seen that it runs pretty slow and there are some very critical bugs. So does custom ROMs like Cyanogen need to interact ...
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What does an android Launcher actually do?

Lets consider this scenario. I have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone which comes with Touchwiz as a default launcher. If I use a different launcher does it run on top of the touchwiz interface or does it ...
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Sensors Start N Stop Working

I own a Galaxy S4 I9505 device. Earlier I was running the stock based Custom ROM (Imperium 16.1, Android 4.4.2) on my S4 and there was no problem at all. That ROM gave me supreme performance, ...
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Disable `S Finder / Quick Connect` in notification panel

My notification panel has S Finder / Quick Connect buttons, I would like to disable them, but I cannot find any option in system settings for that. There is an option Recommended apps in Notification ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Kids Mode crashing after upgrade to Lolipop

Samsung has included very nice app to setup special environment for kids, called "Kids Mode". But after recent system update and upgrade to Lolipop (Android 5.0) Kids Mode has stopped working. I ...
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How can I install Touchwiz apps on Cyanogenmod? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to install Touchwiz apps on Cyanogenmod 12.X.
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What are TouchWiz easy home and TouchWiz home?

I'm seeing the following screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I would like to know the difference between TouchWiz, TouchWiz home, and TouchWiz easy home. Click to enlarge image
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cannot open google now

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus(GT-I9105) with rooted stock android 4.1.2. So I thought of replacing touchwiz with Google Now Launcher. So, I installed Google Now from Play store. When I try to open it, ...
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TouchWiz Air View no longer expanding / “exploding” home screen folders

The TouchWiz Air View feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4 used to provide a very cool feedback feature where holding a finger over a home screen folder without actually touching it would cause the folder ...
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Android lock screen won't accept password from Android Device Manager

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with android 4 TouchWiz (I'm not sure about the exact version). I've locked my phone using Android device manager. It seems successful, the recovery message is displayed ...
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Galaxy S4 restarting and freezing after root

I recently made the mistake of rooting my Galaxy S4, accompanied by a few more customizations. Problems that occur: TouchWiz freezes. One way to unfreeze is to hold down the Home button to see ...
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AOSP ROMs Video Playback Capability

I have one problem with AOSP roms and I consider this as the biggest one. I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 running Stock 4.3 deodexed, zipaligned etc. Now with this ROM I am able to play almost all types of ...
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having problems with the home page S4

My S4 has been rooted 2 weeks ago,and today it locked up and I cannot do anything on it, cannot open settings, cannot receive phone calls, cannot send text messages. the home page is unresponsive, and ...
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Disable some Touchwiz features

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Music and the screen locks every time I make a call with the message "double tap to unlock". Can I change this?
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Galaxy Note 3 - Is there a way to add more apps to use when drawing a 'Pen Window'?

Is there a way to add more applications in the list that appears when you press the button on the S-Pen and select "Pen Window" to draw a floating application? It would be really nice if you could ...
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Nova launcher sometimes doesn't start

I installed the free version of the Nova Launcher about a week ago and it worked like a charm. But sometime later, after I close an app, the default TouchWiz UI appears instead of Nova. I usually open ...
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Samsung Touchwizz: disable alarm control with physical button

I'm the happy owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos, and that fantastic phone comes with touchwizz, probably one of the most horrible android version I ever see. But I'm not here to insult Samsung, ...
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Remove folder from App Drawer in TouchWiz (not home screen / app launcher)

TouchWiz (TouchWiz Nature UX on Samsung Galaxy S III mini) allows creating folders and reorganizing application in application list / app drawer (in "Apps") when using 'Customisable grid' view type: "...
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Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 is repeatingly asking about TouchWiz

Every time I press the home button Android asks me to choose between Standard and Simple. How can I can rid of this annoyance? update 131130 16:26 CET I installed another launcher and tried to ...
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How android ROMS based on TouchWiz work if TouchWiz source code is not available as opensource?

Source code of samsung-touchwiz is not available to public to download and use. But there are custom roms which have touchwiz UI available .How do touch-wiz based roms like Salman rom work without ...
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Lock screen notifications not useful - how do I change it?

The first screenshot is when my locked Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T wakes up when receiving a notification. I'm not too pleased with the lack of information displayed. How can I have it display the ...
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Reinstalling Samsung Home on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos

I had removed Samsung Home and made another launcher as the default home screen. I now need to reinstall Samsung Home; and I have tried moving both the APK and the ODEX file for Samsung Home into the /...
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Stop from Samsung Galaxy S4 turning on when receiving text message

Summary: Is there a way to stop the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen from turning on when receiving text messages (without disabling the notification light)? Details: I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon....
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Google's photo sphere functionality for Samsung TouchWiz phone?

My vanilla Android tablet (4.2/4.3) has this very fun feature in the camera app, that allows easily creating StreetView-like 360° composite pictures. My Samsung TouchWiz phone (4.2) does not have ...
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Will an alternative launcher stop Galaxy S4 additions from working?

I want to customise my Galaxy S4 home screen and it seems Touchwiz will not allow me to change many options (like the quick launch icons etc). I was thinking of GO Launcher, but wish to know if the '...
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How to install Samsung (or other manufacturers) apps on Vanilla ROMs on Galaxy S3

I've tried installing CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 device. I was amazed by its smoothness and speed, but I've missed some of the apps of the official Samsung ROM, such as the camera, the ...
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Why Have Some of My Widgets Disappeared After Switching Launchers?

I recently changed my launcher from the default TouchWiz (I have an AT&T SGS3, with the official 4.1.1 installed) to Nova Launcher. I enjoy Nova, but I've noticed something strange: the Calendar ...
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How to fix download notifications?

From what it looks like, Facebook is just downloading an update, but it is not downloading anything. Even after multiple reboots and uninstalling Facebook app, it still continues. How to clear this up?...
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Change background color for notification entries?

Samsung Galaxy 5 (aka 550, Europa, Corby), Samsung's Froyo version (so, Touchwiz. Launcher is ADW Launcher (non-EX). My notifications (the things in the list when you pull down the notification bar, ...
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Issues with the TouchWiz music app on my Galaxy Note 2

I've recently received a Galaxy Note II, and am still in the phase of getting to know Android and Touchwiz. I've managed to sync some music onto it with iSyncr, but am having some problems playing it. ...
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How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?

Similar to How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android 4.0.4. I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit the home screen ...
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How to make custom apps to appear by default in the lower dock panel in my custom ROM

At the very bottom of my device (MT6577 + ICS + TouchWiz Launcher) are the default icons for "phone", "contacts", "web", and "applications". I want to replace them with my own apps in my custom ROM so ...
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How to choose which joined contact to use for contact image?

Okay, I'm running a Galaxy S III with the TouchWiz ROM. I knew how to do this in AOSP ROMs, but cannot find it in the Samsung people app. If I have an aggregate contact with numerous joined ...