Samsung's Galaxy S3 Touchwiz launcher can now be tasted on HTC One X, courtesy of developer at xda-developers forum. Ppain, member at xda forum claims that the launcher seems to work fast and smooth. It also helps in improving the battery life of the device.
In July, Galaxy S3's launcher was made available for all devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) ROMs. However, there was no word about the launcher running on One X. This time, One X users will have an opportunity to run the Galaxy S3's latest Touchwiz launcher.
According to xda-developers forum, the launcher appears to work on all devices from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to stock, as long as the underlying operating system is Ice Cream Sandwich. The launcher does not support Google's latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. According to xda-developers forum, until now users have reported small issues such as sizing problems as well as a peculiar infinite scrolling bug. "Ppain has been working on fixing these issues, though, so it has fewer bugs than its initial release," claims xda forum.
Check out the steps below on how to install the Galaxy S3 Touchwiz launcher on HTC One X. IBTimes UK advises users to proceed at their own risk and will not be held responsible for any consequences. We advise users to make a back-up of all data and APN settings before the installation.
- Download ZIP file from here and copy it to your device's SD card
- Boot the device into recovery, to do so press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons
- Flash the zip file
- Reboot the device
- You have now installed the Touchwiz launcher on your HTC One X.
- In May, Galaxy S3's launcher was ported to Galaxy S2 by an XDA senior member known as Smando. Until now, the Touchwiz launcher is said to work on devices running on ICS, but there it is unsure whether it works on Gingerbread OS. [Information Courtesy: XDA-Developers Forum]