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What are TouchWiz easy home and TouchWiz home?

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 ...
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Does custom ROMs like Cyanogen need to interact with TouchWiz?

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 ...
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TouchWiz What does it DO?

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 (...
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How to disable TouchWiz Easy Home mode and enable TouchWiz Home?

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 ...
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Disable `S Finder / Quick Connect` in notification panel

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 ...
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cannot open google now

You need to install the google search apk before the google now launcher
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AOSP ROMs Video Playback Capability

AOSP Video Playback Samsung's Touchwiz framework includes Samsung's own Video Player for Android. It's a decent player and covers a lot of different video formats. AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ...
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having problems with the home page S4

Try factory setting option in settings.If it doesnt work,try updating it to next version os and again root it if necessary.I would suggest to just root it again it may happen that rooting process is ...
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Remove folder from App Drawer in TouchWiz (not home screen / app launcher)

For Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, follow the steps below: Go to App Drawer -> Click Edit -> Click Minus ("-") sign on the folder you wish to remove -> Click Delete on the warning displayed and you ...
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Touchwiz deleted Galaxy S Duos. Phone doesnt work beyond language setting

Grab yourself a stock-firmware from sammobile.com or from the xda forum. Install Odin v3.XX on your PC, start Odin and boot your phone into the download Mode ( Volume Down + Power ) Use Odin to flash ...
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"Unknown" vs "Private number" on the Samsung Galaxy S3's stock call log

A private number is that when the caller holds back his phone number with the help of the service provider and the service provider doesn't send the Caller ID information to the call receiver then it ...
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How to replace Google Now to TouchWiz?

If you're on 5.1, it could be: System Settings --> Default Applications --> Home. Select touchwiz and press the home key. Hope this helps.
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Trying to get TWRP working, healthd is not present in stock ROM

The issue was solved by using SM-T210's /sbin/healthd file instead. The two share the same SoC and the kernels were quite similar so it worked perfectly.
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Touchwiz and Samsung Cameras and photo quality

I believe modern Samsung Phones use a proprietary camera app called Samsung Camera which requires TouchWiz API extensions. You can see those extensions documented on Samsung's site, Camera SDK ...
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option to creat folder in touchwiz gone

does anyone know why The launcher you installed is not actually Touchwiz. As the description in Google Play says, it's a third-party "Touchwiz-style" launcher, not affiliated with Samsung at all. You ...
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How to replace Google Now to TouchWiz?

Uh, I'm not entirely sure what the question is so just tell me if I'm wrong. If you pull up Google Now launcher under the apps section of settings there should be a button titled "clear defaults." ...
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How do I fix Samsung Galaxy S5 FREEZING after updating to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?

You can always download the official earlier OS from Sammobile, and flash it using Odin. Since it's an official ROM, the Knox shouldn't be tripped.
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Screen rotation lock won't work for landscape mode

Modified from one of my previous answers: Use apps like Ultimate Rotation Control - with proper settings, it seamlessly integrates with system rotation toggle, and on top of that you can enable/...
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How do I prevent apps from blocking a second screen?

Try xPrivacy. You might be able to limit the permissions of the all4 application you mentioned in such a way that it cannot tell if Google cast is running. The Github page has the full options on ...
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how do you stop the battery animation, which appears when the phone is turned off and the cable is connected or d disconnected?

Under /system/media you should see some files whose names contain "battery" and end with .qmg or .spi (depending on your Android version). Moving those files elsewhere (for backup purposes do not just ...
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Removing extra screen on TouchWiz launcher

Follow these instructions: Tap the home button to make sure you're on the home screen Use the pinch gesture (as if zooming out - fingers move toward one another) Tap and hold the page to be removed ...
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Does custom ROMs like Cyanogen need to interact with TouchWiz?

During the installation all Samsung pre-installed software is uninstalled and the new launcher is installed (specifically, CyanogenMod uses Trebuchet); This means any lag is caused by the custom ROM ...
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Disable `S Finder / Quick Connect` in notification panel

This is how it worked on my rooted Note 4: install "ROM Toolbox Pro" and go to "root filemanager" browse to root->system->build.prop open "build.prop" with text-editor and edit the last three ...
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How android ROMS based on TouchWiz work if TouchWiz source code is not available as opensource?

Samsung allegedly releases the kernel sources, allowing a developer to customize and compile a kernel. Since they can also download the binary ROM (or copy it from their device), they can use their ...
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