It's impossible to root out TouchWiz without modifying the Samsung source code to remove and replace it; it's heavily embedded in the OS. This would be a massive effort and I don't believe anyone's done it. The only alternative is a ROM built from stock in the first place, such as Cyanogen as Ryan mentioned.
The vibration you are referring to it's called "Haptic feedback", and can be disabled for certain UI interactions. This may or may not work for you:
Scroll your way to "Haptic Feedback";
Disable it by touching to remove the green tick.
Try and see if it provides the desired effect. Take not that ...
That's a little bit tricky with Touchwiz.
In order to move app links in and out of the icon bar at the bottom on phones with Touchwiz, you have to enter the app list (App Drawer) via the blue menu icon. This is the only icon that can't be removed. Then press the left hardware key and choose edit, but make sure that you are in the "Customizable Grid" view ...
Samsung apply their TouchWiz interface to all of their flagship "Galaxy" devices, except for the two "Google Nexus" branded devices they have made, and they are likely to carry on doing this for the foreseeable future. The Galaxy SII and Galaxy Note both have TouchWiz.
Whether it's "uglified" or not is a matter of opinion, there are benefits to having a ...
I believe this should work - Widgetsoid2.x on Google Play
(I have verified that this allows you to create a toggle widget on ICS which does not go into settings app and does it work directly. Although since Wi-Fi Hotspot is not working on my custom ROM of ICS yet, I can't verify the actual working.)
I know it's typically frowned upon to answer your own question, but I have. This was a total PEBKAC. I use a different calendar app than the default, so I disabled the pre-installed Samsung calendar in the Application settings in order to stop it appearing in my application list. This is fine and doesn't affect anything, but I apparently got a little trigger ...
TouchWiz is the interface used by Samsung, they're including it in their stock ROMs.
"TouchWiz home" and "TouchWiz easy home" are the launchers, supplied with the TouchWiz interface.
The "TouchWiz home" is used by default and is more feature-rich.
"TouchWiz easy home" is more basic, made for easier use. It's themed like this:
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Touchwiz is Samsung's proprietary UI/framework. So except Samsung stock and Samsung based ROMs, its not present anywhere else (unless manually ported).
Cyanogenmod doesn't use anything related to touchwiz. Nor does it need any of its components to run. So the problems you are facing are merely just bugs inside ROM/system.
And yes, by default cyanogenmod ...
Once you have created a folder in the Apps (i.e. I created a "Temp") and then remove it:
1. Go to the App Drawer, Apps, and find the panel holding the folder.
2. Menu > Edit
3. Press and hold the folder until "Remove" appears.
4. Drag to Trash Can (Remove).
There is an answer to your question here. Posted as an answer because I can't comment yet.
In short, you can't. The Samsung Apps need the Touchwiz framework to work. However, you can find alternatives to the apps here.
Without root it is up to the developer of the particular application, and chances are there aren't enough Note 3s out there to justify it.
There is an S-Pen SDK from Samsung
There are lists (but these will often be out of date in no time) like this best S-Pen apps out there.
With root access there is a way to open any app in Pen Window Mode
Adding additional home screens is not a stock Android feature so I can't comment specifically, but clearing data for the launcher application should work.
Settings → Applications → Manage applications → Launcher (might be named differently) → Clear data
You will lose your current home screen configuration, of course, but this should take care of the ...
AFAIK they cannot be removed without voiding your device's warranty, as they are integrated into TouchWiz and are therefore part of the system.
If you really need to get those buttons out of your notification panel, then you would either have to
recompile SystemUI.apk to remove the section where the buttons are located, or
use a custom ROM that's not ...
Here's how I got it to work on my S4.
There should be an entry on your apps (swipe to the right) called Easy Settings, which will have an Easy Mode button. If not, click More Apps, scroll to Settings, click "My Device", and then click Easy Mode.
From either of those, you can change it to Standard Mode.
If for some reason you can't access your settings or ...
TouchWiz is not just a launcher. As advertised time and again in various places, its full name is "TouchWiz UX", with UX standing for User eXperience.
Early on when TouchWiz was in its infancy (TouchWiz 3/4), it was indeed not much more than a launcher: functions added by Samsung are few and not tightly integrated with the OS, and the launcher itself was ...
It looks like having the screen turn on when SMS messages arrive is a stock feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verzion (possibly applies to other models and carriers as well). I saw threads here and here discussing the problem. There is no setting to disable only the screen turning on.
The workaround that I ended up using is as follows:
1) Disable ...
Yes. Just download the Nexus' camera app onto your Samsung device and install it. You'll end up with 2 camera and gallery apps. They all have different icons, though, so you can visually see which one you want to open.
See the following link for a download link and instructions.
Use the Google camera app to create photospheres. Note that to view the ...
In general, anything that works regardless of which app you have in the foreground will work regardless of which launcher you have installed. That includes eye scrolling, air gestures, smart stay, smart orientation change (I forget the marketing name for it), and so on.
Changing to a different launcher will only replace the home screen and the "all apps" ...
Unfortunately, it's not possible. Those apps rely on parts of the TouchWiz framework to operate. No TouchWiz, no apps. The only way would be to install a custom TouchWiz based rom. It would give you some of the performance improvements of CyanogenMod but with access to the Samsung apps.
The widgets referred to in the question are TouchWiz-specific widgets. They will only show up in TouchWiz because they don't use the standard Android widget interface. I've found some references to Samsung releasing a TouchWiz SDK to develop such widgets, but those articles are from 2009 and the links they contain now lead to Samsung's developer home page, ...
On ICS, click on the applications icon, then select menu > edit. You can now drag-and-drop any application icon you want to the row with the default icons.
Note that you can remove the phone and contacts icons, but not the applications icon.
I'm not sure if there is a similar feature in the TouchWiz launcher on Froyo, but alternatively you can look ...
It is likely that the option does not exist on your stock phone launcher (can't confirm that, I have a different phone), but if it does, it should have the keywords "looping", "wrap around", "circular scrolling" in the settings.
I would recommend installing one of the following 3rd party launcher instead, which do not wrap around by default, and provide ...
The keymap file for Cyanogen is in /system/usr/keylayout/qwerty.kl.
All you have to do is find a way to change this file (never forget backup). Of course that requires your device to be rooted, you could easily do that using Root Explorer. Android loads keymap configurations on boot, so any changes while the system is running need a restart.
I'm not sure ...
With ButtonRemapper you can remap certain keys, but long press is currently not supported. It might be implemented in the future though, I suggest you follow the topic: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=850464
I've had the same thing happen to me on my LG G2X running CyanogenMod. So I don't think it's related to your specific device or software. Moderate success has been reported using the "FXR WiFi Fix And Rescue" app, and it's been tested on the Vibrant. You can also try WiFi Fixer.