SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 PLUS Posts on XDA

How to Manually Change the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8 Navigation Bar Color

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are the first flagship smartphones from Samsung that ditch their traditional capacitive buttons in favor of software navigation keys. Besides allowing us to customize the layout of the keys, we can also change the navigation bar color as well. Among a selection of standard colors...

Samsung’s Dedicated Bixby Button Can Now Be Disabled, but Not Remapped

Samsung won a lot of fans when they finally got rid of the dedicated navigation buttons with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This was a big move as they've been hanging onto that aging system for so long, and this allowed them to decrease the size of the bottom bezel. With this change, the...

Add a Quick Settings Display Mode Tile to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung's OEM ROM software comes with hundreds of additional features on top of stock Android, and there are a ton of of quick settings tiles for some of them. However, those of you on the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ may have noticed that a display mode quick settings tile is missing, so there's...

Zero Camera Mod Enables 1440p Video Recording at 60FPS on the Galaxy S8 and S8+

The hardware in our smartphones is generally capable of more than what the company enables via the software. OEMs hold back these feature for a number of reasons but the developer community is great at unleashing that power. XDA Senior Member zeroprobe has been working on the Zero Camera Mod for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ since...

Bixby Voice is Now Available in Over 200 Countries & Territories

Samsung's virtual assistant hasn't had the smoothest launch since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were made available to the public. In fact, we first heard that Bixby Voice wouldn't be available outside of Korea before the device was even released. Reports then pointed to a June release date for the United States but it wasn't until...

Custom Status Bar, Nav Bar, and Quick Setting Icons on any Samsung Nougat Device

With the ability to use Substratum on Samsung devices (called Sungstratum) without it requiring root access, we're starting to see more new themes crop up that are specifically for these devices running Android 7.0 Nougat. A new and open source theme from XDA Senior Member OhayouBaka called StatusBar Icons should work on any Samsung Nougat device. With it...

Google Camera with HDR+ Ported to Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 Devices

Despite the lavish praise the Google Nexus line received thanks to its openness to development, the smartphones have received much criticism for their camera prowess. That changed (though some would argue it hasn't) with the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, as Google took a more consumer directed approach to their smartphones and...

Galaxy S8+ Mods Remove Carrier Labels & Adds Precise Animation Scales

Thanks to the RRO theming capabilities of Samsung devices, XDA Senior Member tytydraco decided to practice and make a couple of mods for the Galaxy S8+ XDA community. The first mod lets you remove carrier labels (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) from the quick settings panel and the status bar. The second mod, released shortly after the first, adds more...

Galaxy S8+ Snapdragon Root Access with System R/W Has Been Achieved

Samsung generally releases two different versions of their flagship smartphones with their own Exynos SoC being used in most global markets and the Snapdragon SoC being used in the United States (and a few other locations). The company is focused on the security of their products, as evidenced by the work they do with KNOX,...

Daydream Support is Rolling Out to the Galaxy S8/S8+

We have a lot of different companies trying to solidify their foundation in the VR industry. From standalone units meant for the PC with products from Oculus and HTC, all the way down to cardboard viewers from some who are just wanting to use the platform for marketing. A lot of these platforms are trying...

Report: Google and Samsung Help Increase Mobile Game Monetization Stats for Android

We've seen it time and time again, a brand new and highly anticipated mobile game gets announced and then millions of Android fans are let down when they learn it will be released on iOS first. Sometimes this may be due to a paid exclusive launch from Apple themselves, but a lot of the time...

Latest bxActions Update Bypasses Samsung’s Newest Bixby Remapping Block

Samsung's dedicated hardware button for Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ has been met with both praise as well as criticism. Not many people actually want to use it to launch the Bixby personal assistant, but Android enthusiasts loved the idea of using a hardware remapping application to let the button be...