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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Unread messages count for Whatasapp not clearing up in Samsung S5 even when messages have been read

I use Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos. There are apps like Whatsapp and Messenger which shows unread count on the icons top right corner, but they stay even after I've read those messages. In my case, Whatsapp ...
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Volume menu off-center (not in middle of screen, floating to the left)

The volume menu is off-center on my Samsung Galaxy S5. I do not know if this is a glitch, or it's supposed to be like this. The first update I received for 5.0 was fine, but the second update I ...
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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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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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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 ...