5 apps to mod the Galaxy S8: AMOLED wallpapers, new Bixby key and more (no root)

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already finding themselves in the hands of their rightful owners, and after you set them up to your liking, transfer all your account info, and install all the apps you like, there are still a few things you can do to further mod your new flagship with a couple of simple apps, without ever resorting to rooting, flashing, or other shenanigans that would trip your KNOX security. 

Check them out - from making your wallpaper AMOLED-friendly, through enabling your hidden FM radio tuner, to remapping the Bixby key after Samsung's update on the matter (especially if you are on Verizon), there may be some things you would like to do with your Galaxy S8 or S8+ still.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI



9. jackwoods

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

S8 looks promising. How it stands against iphone 7?

8. Roshnishama

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Thanks phonearena for these mods. I found them very useful. Also I see this list of apps very useful on google: http://androidcure.com/top-apps-samsung-galaxy-s8-plus/ Let's enjoy our phone!

7. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

The salt would be real if they didn't allow remapping for the Bixby button including from myself. It would be uncomfortable if there was a Siri button on the iPhone. I have only used Siri a couple times. Only to ask jokes. The average lazy American such as myself finds it more tasking to ask a question, have it not recognize what you said repeat isanity etc. and every time a new voice assistant comes out like Cortana, Google Assistant, Bixby OEMs claim it is THE BEES KNEES and you will use it all the time and it's simply not the case.

6. Jawomo

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

bxActions got updated and works perfect again now! Enjoy.

4. nikhil23

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I wish they fix the bixby button bug they pushed in the last update and also enable complete functionality for bixby

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What bug?

3. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

So much for being a "deal breaker" like some people claimed. I wonder if those people will buy it now. In my opinion, this is one of the beauty's of Android.

2. zebraman

Posts: 68; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Thanks for the app I guess nobody can have a cry about not being able to remap the bixby button now.

1. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Thanks phonerena I bought s8 masterpiece :)

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