How to port the brand new Galaxy S6 S Health app to your Note 4 or S5

How to port the brand new Galaxy S6 S Health app to your Note 4 or S5
There is little doubt left that wearable technology, sooner rather than later, will become an essential part of keeping tabs on our health. One needn't have a crystal ball to see that that's where things are headed, and, given enough will on the part of manufacturers, it seems pretty certain that those wearables will be tightly integrated with our smartphones.

Indeed, companies like Samsung have already begun preparing for this expected new age of health and fitness tracking, and its S Health suite has been going through an improvement after improvement. S Health can now track your heart rate, your blood oxygen saturation, calories consumed and burned, and many, many more.

With the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which also brought forward a new version of Samsung's TouchWiz, we now have an even more refined version of that same S Health suite. Sure, this time around we're talking mostly about a visual refresh, so if you want to install the new S Health app from the Galaxy S6 on your trusty Note 4, here's what you need to do:

  1. Download the Galaxy S6 S Health app for Lollipop, ready to be slapped on your TouchWiz-ed handset (proved working on the Note 4);

  2. Back up and replace your current S Health app, located in priv-app/S Health;

  3. Change the name of the new file to SHealth3_5.apk, and set its permissions to rw--r--r. Reboot, just in case.

That's all, folks, enjoy your new S Health functionality from the Galaxy S6, ported to your Lollipop-ed Galaxy flagship, chiefly the Note 4, but first check out what is expecting you beforehand in our hands-on video below.

source: AndroidState (XDA-Devs)

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



3. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

I assume you need root for this?

2. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

How about informing the readers that replacing the original Note 4 Health app will remove the UV sensor function since the S6 does not have a UV sensor. Also, do you need to be rooted? Another misinformed, error-laden article authored by the brilliant writers of PA. These guys are worse than CNET.

1. zoljac

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

I got "S6" update of s-health on my S5 LP from Galaxy Apps!!

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