Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100: Installing the Galaxy S3 TouchWiz UX Launcher with either 4×5 or 5×5 App Drawer grid layout

by: Paul NuñalJune 1, 2012
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Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has been iconic to the company’s success in many of its mobile phones. Fans of the famed launcher will have more reasons to celebrate as the TouchWiz UX launcher from the Galaxy S3 has now been ported to run on the Galaxy S2, thanks to XDA Developers member Smando.

The new TouchWiz UX launcher that was first seen on the Galaxy S3 sports numerous features such as sorting apps alphabetically in a grid, choosing a default homescreen, S Voice communication, the ability to watch a video picture-in-picture, and many other features. Not only that, the latest TouchWiz UX launcher will work on Samsung official ROMs and on custom ROMs like AOSP, AOKP, and CM9 ROMs.

As an added bonus, the developer was kind enough to offer two ported versions of the TouchWiz UX launcher for the Galaxy S2, namely, the 4 x 5 stock grid layout for the App Drawer and the 5 x 5 App Drawer grid layout similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000.

Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn more about installing the TouchWiz UX Launcher on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100.


  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S2, model number GT-I9100. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.



  1. Download the TouchWiz UX Launcher version of your choice:
    • TouchWizUX 4×5 – 4 columns and 5 rows in App Drawer (TouchwizUX-1.5.1-4×, 2.12 MB)
    • TouchWizUX 5×5 – 5 columns and 5 rows in App Drawer (TouchwizUX-1.5.1-5×, 2.08 MB)
  2. Download the Galaxy S3’s stock widgets flashable package (, 14.95 MB).  The package includes widgets for Agenda, Calendar, and AccuWeather.
  3. Copy the downloaded ZIP files to the root of your phone’s internal SD card.
  4. Switch off your phone.
  5. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons. Your phone should automatically boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. Use the Volume rocker to navigate and Power button to select an option.
  6. Inside recovery, select Install ZIP from SD Card.  Select Choose ZIP from SD Card. Browse for the downloaded TouchWiz UX ZIP file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows.
  7. Flash the package for the stock widgets in the same manner as in the previous step.
  8. After the installation is complete, head back to the main recovery menu by selecting Go Back.
  9. Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot System Now.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Samsung Galaxy S3’s TouchWiz UX Launcher on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100.

  • hemanthjava

    Samsung Galaxy S2 & Galaxy Note selling strong, sets bar high for Galaxy S3 . Samsung Galaxy S3 hits Amazon for $799 and up, ships June 1.

  • Gazeddy

    Theres one available that also brings touchwiz ux to gt i9000

  • Hola Por favor Auxilio, he instalado el Widget de Tiempo del SGS3 me funciona pero con 4.5 horas de adelanto en mi país Venezuela, le agrego cualquier otro país y si da la hora exacta de cualquier otro país menos del mio, por favor si ha alguien le ha pasado como lo corrigieron??? Gracias. Mi ROM es la ICS Stock original LPQ 4.0.3 de Samsung.

  • Prashant

    how to remove touchwiz ux from galaxy s2
    it has slowed my s2

    • gydian

      delete: SystemappSecLaucher2,apk

      open zip files and check what files you need to delete, zip files have path and files like in your phone. Find it and delete.

      • leex

        i cannot delete it directly, it doesn’t allow me to do so. What do i need to do?

  • nauman

    The Touch wiz has been successfully installed on my SII, but the home screen shows problem loading wideget?

  • jcastello

    I installed the touchwiz ux launcher with no problems ,works smoothly,looks great but no S Voice communication, or the ability to watch a video picture-in-picture, have i missed somethin