The Galaxy S10 is a nice phone, but its software is not for everyone. A UI makes big strides to solve the confusion known as TouchWiz, but for purists it's still not quite comparable to Android. Fortunately, you can change this with a few apps.
Without rooting, you can completely change the look of the Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e. While these changes will not remove One UI, your phone will be visually and functionally modified to have most of the areas almost identical to Pixel 3. If you apply these changes, purists who are not interested in an imperfect solution can enjoy the performance of the Galaxy S10 without sacrificing the software.
: Replacing the Home Screen
The biggest change you can do without Roots is to use a third-party launcher. When people complain about how their phone looks and behave, they usually complain about the splash screen and what the icons look like, whether the launcher uses an app drawer, etc.
There are plenty of options in the Play Store Manually adjust the look and feel of the home screen design on Pixel devices, the closest one is Rootless Launcher. To set it up, install the app using the link below, then press the Home button, select "Rootless Launcher" and click "Always." Changing your home screen is really that easy!
Rootless Launcher offers nearly identical options as the standard launcher for pixels with just a few additions. It includes the new "At a Glance" widget, which lets you see upcoming calendar events and the weather all day long. You can even get the built-in Google Discover feed on the left-hand start screen. To enable this feature, you must load the "pixelbridge.apk" file from from the developer site and then enable "View the Google App" in the settings of the Rootless Launcher.
Step 2: Get the Android Quick Settings Bar
] When the splash screen changes , the quick settings are our next target. Samsung's Quick Setting menu is not the worst design, but it's a central menu that does not look like a standard Android.
Power Shade is an app developed by Trey Dev that turns a phone's quick settings into an Android device, but with some improvements. Once activated, your Quick Settings menu will look just like the pixel. You can get the app here but do not miss the guide listed below.
Step 3: Make the Bixby Button Open Google Assistant
Bixby. Whether you love it or hate it, Samsung is determined to press its voice assistant on to its customers, and that includes the dedicated Bixby button. Disabling this button will bring you closer to the Android camp, but you can better emulate the pixel here.
With newer pixels, Google has integrated its own hardware-based method for accessing the language assistant (Active Edge). While the Galaxy S10 does not force you to press the phone to open the wizard, you can do the best: Use the Bixby button to start Google Assistant.
This is the easiest way to make sure Bixby is updated, then install Google Assistant. Open Bixby and choose "Quick Commands" from the overflow menu. Then touch the + button. Enter "Google" in the field, press "Add command" and enter "Launch Assistant". Go back to the main Bixby screen, select "Preferences" from the menu, go to "Bixby Button" and select "Double-Click to Open Bixby." Finally, activate "Press once" and set your "Google" command to run.
If you now press the Bixby button, Google Assistant opens and listens to a command. You still have access to Bixby voice control by double-clicking the button, but the virtual assistant experience is much more like the pixel.
If you have problems with this part, we have written a detailed guide detailing each step of the process. Go to the link below to get away.
Step 4: Get Google Camera
As the largest Android OEM, Samsung has decided to increase its market share Building an ecosystem. They have many apps that offer redundant services to their Google colleagues. As you might have guessed, Google's Pixel phones do not contain these apps and are instead shipped with the Google version of those apps.
The possibly best Google app is the Google Camera, which usually only contains pixels. However, there is a ported version of this camera app that works on any phone and offers better picture quality than the standard Samsung camera.
This version, known as GCam, covers most of the machine learning improvements that have made the camera pixel legendary. Note that the Galaxy S10 does not include Google's Pixel Visual Core, the hardware component that handles all image processing on pixels.
You can find GCam for the Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e along with a step on XDA step by step guide to loading pages, check out the link below to get started.
Similar to GCam, another Google application that is normally reserved for Pixel phones is the Phone app. You can not find this in the Play Store, but once again the modding community was able to circumvent this restriction and create a ported version that works on the S10.
Installing this ported version is less complicated than the GCam app – see our general page load guide, if you need help. Note, however, that you must set the app as the default app when you're done. So, open Settings and choose Apps. Then tap the menu button in the top right corner and choose "Standard Apps." Select "Call App" and select the "Phone" app (the one with the blue icon).
Step 6: Get more Google Apps
Next to the apps you need to load, find Most of the Pixel's standard apps in the Play Store. Many are already preinstalled on your S10, but to complete the pixelization of your Galaxy, here's a list of the remaining key pixel apps.
- Play Store Link: Gboard (free)