Will Verduzco · Oct 16, 2013 at 07:00 pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Apps on the Galaxy S 4

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the Galaxy Note 3 are the Korean OEM’s two flagship smartphones in their respective market segments. Both devices are more than capable of handling just about anything you can throw at them, and they both pack enough software features to keep you reading manuals for days. Despite their similarities, however, the Note 3 packs a few tricks up its sleeve that its less gargantuan sibling lacks.

Thankfully, XDA Senior Member LastStandingDroid has gotten the Note 3-specific apps from the Note’s BMI7 firmware to work on the smaller sibling. Included are the My Files app, Bloomberg+ (complete with Air Gestures), Gallery (though not everything works perfectly), ActiveApplicationWidget, the Note 3 Wallpaper Chooser, the Samsung Alarm Widget, Samsung Wallet, MMS, and more. Keep in mind that for some of these apps, you will need to be running the leaked 4.3 build for the S4 before proceeding.

For those looking to pick and choose which apps to install, XDA Senior Member ktetreault14 then built on LastStandingDroid’s offerings by packaging the goods with AROMA installer. Using AROMA, you can select which of these applications that you’d like to install, rather than being forced to use them all.

Head on over to the original thread to supercharge your Galaxy S 4’s software. And if you’d like to get your hands on a version that can be customized with the AROMA installer, make your way to this post.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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