How To Get Galaxy S 4 TouchWiz Launcher And Accuweather Widget On Any Android Jelly Bean Device

Galaxy S 4 pictures and stories have taken the internet by storm, followed by themes and apps to make your current phone look and act like the Galaxy S 4 as much as possible.

This is the launcher that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S 4. It has been ported by dgrules over on popular Android development and hacking forums XDA Developers. According to the developer, it works on all Android smartphones running Android Jelly Bean.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Mobotalks will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.

How To Get Galaxy S 4 TouchWiz Launcher On Any Android Jelly Bean Device

Step #1: Download the latest version of TouchWiz Launcher from here [XDA LINK].

Step #2: Place .zip file to the SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off and reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume down and power buttons.

Step #4: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything goes wrong, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #5: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #6: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

In case the launcher and weather widget apps do not show up, navigate to the System/app folder with a root file manager app, find the AccuWeather.apk and SecLauncher.apk, and fix the permissions by settings it as follows:Owner= read-write, Group= read, and Others= read. Thus it should be like rw-r-r.

Currently the Launcher was tested, and found to functioning, on the following devices:

  • Galaxy Note II / LTE
  • Galaxy S III / LTE
  • Galaxy S II / Skyrocket
  • Galaxy S
  • Galaxy Note
  • Xperia Arc / S
  • Xperia Pro
  • Xperia Neo / V
  • Galaxy S Advance
  • Xperia Play
  • Xperia P
  • Xperia S
  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia T
  • Optimus G
  • Optimus 4X HD
  • Nexus 4
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Nexus S
  • Optimus Black
  • Xperia Ray
  • Xperia Mini / Pro
  • One X / +
  • Optimus LTE / II
  • One V
  • One S
  • Desire S
  • Xperia X10 / Mini
  • Galaxy W

Download link below

Galaxy S4 Launcher:
For HDPI Phones: S4_Launcher.zip
Galaxy S4 AccuWeather Widget +Main:

If you have installed all, what are your impressions? Write a comment that will be useful to other users.

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Vishaka Raj is a freelance writer covering all things Mobile-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer:

1 Comment

  1. androios

    Jun 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Working fine for my CANVAS HD phone. Great looking. Thanks.

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