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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Restore SMS icon in default home lancher?

My home screen used to look like this: As you can see there's a GoSMS icon (3rd from left). For some reason it went away after I reboot: Anyone knows how can I restore it? BTW i'm on Froyo 2.2 ...
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Drawer - arrangement of icons

Why does the arrangement of app icons change (to alphabetical order), and why do folders get deleted, on every update of the Android version? Follow up Qs: 1. How can I prevent this from happening? ...
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How to disable vibration on widget drop?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. I set vibration to activate only in silent mode. I am not in silent mode, and yet when I drag and drop a widget from desktop to desktop, or to trash, on each drop phone ...
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How to disable desktop scroll wrap?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. Let's say I have 3 desktops, I can scroll from 1 to 2, from 2 to 3 and... from 3 to 1. The last one is undesired by me, so how I can disable this effect?
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How do I determine which calendar entry is breaking my Android calendar sync?

First a bit of background for those who aren't familiar: Just a few weeks ago Samsung released their ICS build of TouchWiz, and my phone (a Samsung Galaxy SII) updated over the air. Ever since none of ...
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Is upgrading to Touchwiz 4.0 /ICS supposed to wipe your desktop?

Recently received ICS on my Galaxy Note. After it installed, my entire desktop was wiped, and basically restored to factory settings, including dopey things like the S Memo widgets and gigantic ...
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How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS

I recently received the ICS update to my Galaxy Note and couldn't (or couldn't remember how to) change the shortcut icons at the bottom of each page. It seems they have removed one method for changing ...
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Can I change the hardware button mapping with CM9 (Samsung Galaxy S2)?

I have a GS II and recently flashed to CM9 - I wanted to know if there's any way to map the hardware buttons back to the TouchWiz shortcuts - specifically the long press menu button = search (I ...
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Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 interface uglified by Samsung? [closed]

Some this ago I read this article Seriously, Samsung? This is what you're calling Ice Cream Sandwich? Is the Galaxy S3 interface Uglified as well, as described in this articles , what about Note?
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Samsung Social Hub: How can I view the sent folder running ICS?

I have 3 email accounts under Social Hub, how can I view sent folder running ICS 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy S2? When I was using Gingerbeard 2.3.6, it was very simple to move the other mail folder as ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Wifi Hotspot Toggle Widget

I have upgraded to ICS on an i9100, from GB. Both of these provide wifi tethering by default. Under GB many of the widgets available could toggle the wifi tethering on and off - a simple switch. ...
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Reinstall TouchWiz Calendar

I've been trying to reinstall the TouchWiz calendar on my Sidekick 4G with no luck. I got the calendar apk here, and put it on my sd card then moved it to system/app using RootExplorer, and once I ...
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Home screens maxed out (oops)… now I can't edit?

Someone was playing with my coworker's Samsung Galaxy Gio (Froyo), and added an eighth home screen. Now hitting Settings->Edit makes the phone crash, as does minimizing (pinching) on any home screen - ...
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How to remove TouchWiz and revert to a vanilla Android UI?

Is it possible to remove the TouchWiz UI and have the phone behave like the vanilla Android UI?
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Missing icons at the bottom of the home screen with TouchWiz

My son has recently got a Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone. Somehow he has managed to remove three of the four icons that are normally at the bottom of the screen ( typically the green icon for making ...
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What are the features that TouchWiz has that vanilla Android does not have?

What are the features that TouchWiz has that vanilla Android does not have? This question is similar to What are the features that HTC Sense has that stock Android does not have? but for Samsung ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - If I apply the update and install TouchWiz, will it hurt me?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. I love it. I think Google's default honeycomb UI is fine, but Samsung wanted to improve upon it with their own UI called "TouchWiz". Following an annoying ...
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problems with sync of contacts to google

my samsung galaxy europa seems to sync ok with my google account. but the contacts do not appear in my google account on the web [whereas updates to calendar and email do]. any advice appreciated.
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How to change the color of specific calendars?

I'm using the default calendar application that came with my phone (Samsung Galaxy S 2), which is kept in sync with Google Calendar. I have multiple calendars there, but I was not able to find a way ...
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Can I set Calendar default reminder to “none”?

This question has been asked recently, and the answer was "Menu->More->Settings->Default Reminder Time". On my Galaxy S II running 2.3 there is no "More" on the Calendar Menu. There is a "Settings" ...
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Help with resizable widgets on Samsung Galaxy S 2?

I'm using the default launcher (TouchWiz 4.0). Some of the widgets can be resized which is great, but unfortunately it seems many others cannot be resized at all. What causes this discrepancy? Is ...
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Is it possible to display nicknames in the contact list?

Is it possible to use nicknames, instead of first+last names, as the contact's display name in the contact list and/or the incoming/outgoing call view? Device is Samsung Galaxy S 2. Edit: to be ...
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How do I auto arrange icons in the app menu?

My device is a Samsung Galaxy Ace / Cooper. It's running on Froyo. I want to auto arrange icons in the app menu. Is there a way to do this? Like auto arrange alphabetically? Is there a built-in ...
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How do I replace the default messaging icon in the dock with handcent?

I've a Samsung Galaxy S with 2.2 firmware. I'm using handcent instead of the default messaging application. In the default messaging app settings I have disabled notifications and disabled ...
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Is it possible to improve the following GUI in Samsung Galaxy S

I was wondering, is it possible for me to perform modification for the following GUI in Samsung Galaxy S? What software I should use to do so? (I use a white rectangle to highlight them) 1) Possible ...
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Can I replace the OS of a Samsung Galaxy S?

I was attracted by the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S. However, I don't like the default TouchWiz skin developed by Samsung. I'd prefer to use the native Android UI, as in the Nexus ...
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How to create shortcut in the homescreen for 'Favourites' tab in Dialer?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-I5801). The ones listed as Dialer.favourites and contacts.starred in the 'Choose custom activity' are not working. This happens in both TouchWiz and ADWLauncher