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Tomek Kondrat · Jun 14, 2014

WizIconizer Lets You Easily Change the Icons in Samsung TouchWiz ROMs

The graphical stylings in Samsung TouchWiz UI are quite different from what we see on most other Android devices. The loud and colorful UI is generally either a love-it-or-hate-it affair. But luckily, those looking for something new can easily improve the look of their ROM in just a few simple steps. One of the easiest ways of changing the overall feel of an OS is replacing the stock icons. XDA Forum Member sabeersas created an application that is capable of doing this for you in just a few...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 19, 2014

Another Sneak Peek of Samsung’s Alleged New UI

A little under two weeks ago, we caught a glimpse of a few leaked screenshot purported to be the face of the next generation of Samsung's TouchWiz UI. A marked departure from the incumbent Nature UX, the alleged new design features a flatter UI drawing many similarities to HTC's highly acclaimed BlinkFeed. Now, another set of leaked images has appeared, courtesy of leaker extraordinaire @evleaks. As seen in the previously leaked images, today's leak also shows a sleek and flat...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 10, 2014

Leaked Android 4.4.2 XXUFNA1 Firmware for the Galaxy S 4

Up until very recently, Samsung has been relatively quiet about an official KitKat update for its flagship Galaxy S 4. Despite this, a leaked memo pointed towards a possible January release for the S4 and the Note 3. Now, it looks like Samsung is actively preparing for release, as a leaked 4.4.2-based firmware has appeared for the S4. A few days ago, we shared leaked screenshots that seemed to indicate that Samsung was working on a dramatic artistic redesign for their...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 7, 2014

Leaked Screenshots Suggest Dramatic New Direction for Samsung’s TouchWiz UI

Modern Samsung devices generally pack class-leading specifications, great battery life, fantastic screens, and more features than you can shake a stick at. They're also one of the better OEMs for providing somewhat timely firmware updates on at least their flagship devices. Arguably, all of this equates to some of the best devices on the market, and you wouldn't be faulted for thinking that their market share demonstrates this. But one thing that's a bit harder to argue is the aesthetic...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 4, 2013

Multiple Widgets and Camera on Secure Lock Screen for TouchWiz 4.2 Devices

The lock screen widgets functionality that was introduced with Android 4.2 is incredibly useful. Lock screen widgets deliver at-a-glance information quickly and easily---without the need to fumble across home screens, apps, and menus. Their utility is then compounded when used in conjunction with lock screen security, since you can access this information without having to first unlock your device. For some reason, however, Samsung decided that this functionality wasn't important enough, as they have removed the possibility to add widgets...

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