With just a couple of weeks to go until Samsung‘s latest flagship devices launch, it’s an exciting time for those who’ve pre-ordered them. However, if you’re one of those who likes to remain a little cautious during the early days of a product launch, we don’t blame you. After all, there’s nothing more infuriating than spending lots of money only to discover your new device has faults. So, while you’re patient, how about experiencing some of that new phone goodness for yourself? It’s possible thanks to a recently released Galaxy S8 Launcher APK, here’s where to get it and how to install it.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher APK
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Galaxy S8 Launcher APK

Now, it’s worth noting that this S8 experience is only available to Android users, so if you’re on any other OS, sorry. It’s also worth noting that Samsung has not officially released this. Instead, it was ripped from its accompanying software by a developer/person with skill over at the XDA-developer forum. Like, many they too want to be able to taste what Samsung’s next flagship experience will be like. And as a result, this Galaxy S8 Launcher APK is ready for download and installation today.

No Root Required

What’s even more surprising than the fact this Launcher is available, is it can be installed onto without a Root. Yes, you read that correctly, if you have an Android handset or tablet, not Root is needed. However, there is one stipulation, and it is as follows.

Your Android-based smartphone or tablet must be using a TouchWiz based ROM. Which, basically means, it should be a Samsung Android device. Now, if you’re not sure what that is you can find out more about it here. Alternatively, if your handset or tablet is for certain running TouchWiz, you can move onto the tutorial below.

WARNING You should not install this APK if you’re not prepared to deal with the possible negative consequences.

How To Install Galaxy S8 Launcher APK

As with all of our tutorials, it is advised that you DO NOT skim through the following process. It is advised that you take each step at a time and understand what is required before acting upon it. Doing so will enable a smooth process and limit any chances of errors/mistakes from occurring.

Now, it’s time to start,

1. Start by paying a visit to the XDA-Developer forum and downloading the APK file.

2. If you downloaded the file to a computer, Attach Your Device via USB and transfer the file to it.

3. Next, suing your Android device, go to MyFiles and find the TouchWiz app.launcher.apk file. Once found, Select Install.

4. When the installation process is complete got to Settings >> Applications >> Defaults Apps >> TouchWiz Home.

5. It’s possible that you could now be seeing an Error Message or Blank Screen. If that’s the case, go to Settings >> Apps >> TouchWiz Home followed by Tapping Clear Data.

Alternatively, you could try and reboot your device, which may or may not work. However, try the above procedure first.

And that’s it; you should now have the Galaxy S8 Launcher installed on your device. Please share your thoughts about it and this guide with us in the comments section below.