How to: Speed Up your Samsung Galaxy S5 stock TouchWiz launcer

Galaxy S5, the Samsung’s next big thing comes with the greatest hardware which is not owned by another android smartphones, powered with 2.5 GHz Quad core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. With those hardware specs, logically this smartphone should be able to work without a lag and faster multi-tasking. Apart from the hardware, the software that controls how the device works also very influential. As you may know, the Galaxy S5 loaded with new TouchWiz UI, a lot of people complaining this Samsung software, including the TouchWiz launcher that seem sluggish.


If you want to keep TouchWiz launcher running without sacrificing your phone’s performance, then you could try a TouchWiz mod for the Galaxy S5, made by xda senior member – SkywalkerZ. He built a TouchWiz launcher replacement called SmartLauncher, built from the stock TW launcher, but smoother, you’ll notice the speed when scrolling the app drawer or opening an app.

This TouchWiz mod for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is available in recovery flashable zip, so you do not need to install it manually, it also saves you from blunders when apply the mod. The mod designed for the international version of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F), however, he also said that it should work on all variants for example T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, etc. The mod also tested on S5 Sprint (SM-G900P) and works great.

  • A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone
  • Rooted with Custom recovery (TWRP/CWM) installed.
  • Get SmartLauncher flashable zip from the dev’s thread on xda.
Galaxy S5 faster touchwiz launcer mod

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Faster Galaxy S5 TouchWiz launcher with SmartLauncer Mod

  1. Copy the downloaded smartlauncher zip into internal or external SD card.
  2. Boot into recovery mode, manually via button combination (Vol Up + Home + Power).
  3. Flash the Smartlauncher zip file.
  4. Reboot and profit.

After fully boots up, you will discover that your Galaxy S5 TouchWiz launcher now runs faster than ever.



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2 Responses

  1. hh
    March 15, 2015 at 11:12 PMReply

    dont work on smg900h exynos version with android lollipop it says unformatly touchwiz home has stopped

  2. st
    May 23, 2015 at 4:34 PMReply

    doesn’t work on Samsung sm-g900p with lollipop, it says unfortunately touchwiz home has stopped. I don’t have a deodexed rom.

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