Update: Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launcher gets updated with fix for Landscape mode for all the Samsung Galaxy series devices running Oreo and Nougat firmware based on Samsung Experience or TouchWiz.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ comes with all the latest hardware specifications and the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. We have already posted about the official Samsung Galaxy S9 wallpapers and ringtones. We also promised about the S9 apps and features. So here we have listed most of the apps and features from the same. So download the official apps from the Galaxy S9 or S9+ and see the installation instructions below.
Some of the apps extracted from the Galaxy S9 include the Phone and Contacts app, Incall UI, Browser, Clock, Calendar, Messaging, TouchWiz Home, Task Edge, gallery, calculator, etc. The TouchWiz Home will give your device the look of the Galaxy S9 or S9+. Unfortunately, the most wanted camera APK from the Samsung S9 and the EmojiMaker APK may not work right now. Even though the APK may be available, they wont directly work on the S8 or any other Galaxy device. However, there will soon be a working S9 camera APK available for download. So stay tuned.
The apps will work on stock Samsung firmware (TouchWiz) only. The apps come in packages and need to be either flashed via custom recovery, or installed manually by replacing the existing packages from the system. Moreover, as the apps are extracted from the Galaxy S9, they may only work with Oreo based ROMs like Samsung Experience 9.0. It is not recommended to try the apps on Nougat or previous firmware like Marshmallow. You may most likely get a force closed.
Download Samsung Galaxy S9 Launcher – Latest Samsung Galaxy Launcher
Here is the normal Samsung Galaxy S9 Launcher APK which can be installed directly. However, it has been targeted towards official Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung Experience 9.0 or later.
Following is the TWRP flashable zip of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Launcher that will automatically replace the stock launcher on any Android device. It will work on any Samsung Galaxy devices running running Oreo or Nougat firmware.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Launcher with Landscape Fix:
First, add this CSC found at location
Now, open the
build.propfile using any build prop editor app. Make the following changes:
Note: You Must Use S9/S9+ Device Code, then only Landscape works in Stock Launcher.
Download Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ apps and features
Before you download the complete set of apps from the Galaxy S9, let us list which apps are included into the package. Here is a list of apps from the S9 apps port:
- – Phone and Contacts
- – Incall UI
- – Browser
- – Clock
- – Calendar
- – Messaging
- – TouchWiz Home
- – Edge Lightning
- – Task Edge
- – People Edge
- – S Finder
- – Smart Manager
- – Gallery
- – Photo Editor
- – Calculator
- – Weather
- – Camera Stickers
- – Always ON Display
- – Audio and emoji’s
The above listed apps are only a few apps that can be ported diectly to other Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Note 8, and other devices running on the official Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Download Samsung Galaxy S9+ stock apps that work on Nougat
The following are TWRP flashable zips. This means, your device needs to be rooted with latest TWRP recovery on the stock TouchWiz firmware.
Download to phone and directly flash via TWRP recovery.
- Contacts – DOWNLOAD
- Messages (Works on Nougat ROMS) – DOWNLOAD
- Theme Store (Works on Nougat ROMS) – DOWNLOAD
- Galaxy Apps Store (Works on Nougat ROMS) – DOWNLOAD
- Photo + Video Editor – DOWNLOAD
- Emojis (Works on Nougat ROMS) – DOWNLOAD
- Media Flies (Works on Nougat ROMS)
This includes Bootanimations + Ringtones + Audio Files – DOWNLOAD
- SmartManager + Device Security – DOWNLOAD
- Wallpapers (Works on Nougat ROMS)
Extract and enjoy – DOWNLOAD
- Samsung SmartThings (Works on Nougat ROMS)
Install as normal apk DOWNLOAD
- Samsung Clock – DOWNLOAD
- Samsung Keyboard
2 Keyboards –DOWNLOAD
- Touchwiz Launcher – DOWNLOAD
- Gallery – DOWNLOAD
- Calendar + Stickers Support – HERE
Download the Galaxy S9 Emoji Maker
Here is the Augmented Reality (AR core) Emoji maker from the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. It is a direct APK. However, it will not install directly onto your device. It needs to be modified. So stay tuned for we will update the following link with a modified Emoji Maker APK which will work on all devices.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 | Download Emoji Maker APK
How to install Samsung Galaxy S9 stock apps and features?
In order to install the Samsung Galaxy S9 apps and features, your device needs to be rooted with the latest TWRP recovery. Then all you need to do is remove some of the previous apps and flash the complete zip to transform your device to S9.
- Make sure your Samsung Galaxy S8 device is rooted with the latest TWRP recovery.
- Download the flashable S9 apps zip from above.
- Transfer the zip to device storage.
- Reboot into TWRP recovery.
- Take a full backup or at least the data partition.
- Flash the S9 apps zip.
- Reboot to system.
Thanks to AlexisXDA