Want to remove the pre-installed TouchWiz UI from your Samsung smartphone? Here is how you can disable TouchWiz on Samsung Smartphone. This should also work if you want to get rid of TouchWiz completely on Samsung smartphone.
TouchWiz is Samsung’s own skin or User Interface for its smartphones and tablets. Although, Samsung is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturer with their Galaxy series, still the users don’t prefer the company’s own TouchWiz UI which comes pre-installed on Android smartphones.
The TouchWiz UI does provide several unique software tweaks to the users. However, not everyone want these not so useful resource hungry features. Now to get rid of them either you can disable few features on Samsung device or try to completely remove the TouchWiz UI from your device. In case you want to remove TouchWiz UI on your Samsung smartphone then here is how you can do it.
Do note that, to remove or to disable TouchWiz UI on your Samsung smartphone you need to have a rooted Android device. Without rooting your device, you won’t be able to remove the TouchWiz from your Samsung device. There are several methods to root your device and one of them is rooting Android device without PC. You can also follow below given steps to root your Android device.
How to Disable / Remove TouchWiz on Samsung Smartphone
Step 1: Root your Android Smartphone
To remove TouhWiz from Samsung smartphones, you should root your Android phone. Follow below given steps to root your Samsung device. Alternatively, you can also find specific root guide for your device with a simple Google search.
- Download and Install Required drivers for your device on your PC
- Download and Install Super One Click on your PC
- Take Complete backup of data on your device
First enable USB Debugging on your Android device. Go to Settings >> About >> Software Information >> Tap 7 times on Build Number to enable Developer option.
Now again go to Settings >> Developer options >> USB Debugging and enable it.
Next, connect your Android device to PC using a USB cable. Now you have to run the rooting software that is Super One Click. Select your device and click on Root button. Now the software will initialize the rooting process and your device may reboot few times. If everything went successful, then you should have a rooted device.
Step 2: Install TWRP File
Download TWRP File to your PC.
Put your device into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold Power, Home and Volume Down button simultaneously. As soon as you get the waning screen, press the Volume Up button. Now connect your device to PC using the USB data cable.
Next, run your rooting software again in this case its Super One Click. Browser for the TWRP file (openrecovery-twrp-18.104.22.168-jfltexx.tar) and select to install TWRP on your smartphone.
Next, open my Computer on your PC and double-click on your phone. Now create a new folder on your Phone named as ROMS using your PC.
Step 3: Download Google Play Edition ROM
You can install any custom ROM you want on your device. However, here we will be using Google Play Edition 4.3 ROM.
Download Google Play Edition Zip File to your PC and move it the folder that you created on your Phone named as ROMS. Next, disconnect your smartphone from PC and switch off.
Now you have to boot in to recovery mode. To do this, press and hold Power, Volume Up and Home button simultaneously until you see the Recovery Booting menu. Now leave the home button, but hold the Volume Up and Power button until you see Teamwin appears on the screen.
Next, tap on Wipe, Advanced Wipe. Next, select Dalvik Cache, System and Cache. Now move the slider to complete the wipe.
Next, go back, tap on Install, select ROMs folder on your phone and then select Google Play edition.zip file and install it.
Thar’s it. Once the ROM is successfully installed, your device will reboot and you should have a Samsung device without TouchWiz.