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Get Galaxy Note 8 apps for any rooted Samsung device on Android Nougat

Thanks to a dev from the XDA-Developers forums, you can now flash a bunch of the Galaxy Note 8's new apps on other Samsung devices.
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August 28, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched last week after many long months of anticipation and we’ll likely be talking about it for many more months to come. This is the latest major flagship from the South Korean manufacturer, arriving with a bunch of new and improved features, including the latest editions of Samsung’s apps.

If you’re a Samsung fan excited to find out more about these, you may not have to wait until next month — and hand over around $1000 — to check them out; thanks to one of the devs over at the XDA-Developers forums, you can now install a number of the Note 8’s apps on any rooted Samsung device running on Android 7.0 Nougat or higher.

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A total of 17 apps have been ported by developer AlexisXDA so far, though you’ll need a custom recovery to flash the .zip file they’re included in. Doing so will also trip the Samsung Knox security software, thus voiding your device warranty, so proceed with the installation at your own risk.

The apps included in the package are:

  • Phone and Contacts
  • Incall UI
  • Browser
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • TouchWiz Home
  • Edge Lightning
  • Task Edge
  • People Edge
  • S Finder
  • Samsung Themes Store
  • Smart Manager
  • Keyboard
  • Gallery
  • Calculator
  • Weather
  • Live Messages

Samsung’s new camera app and the always-on-display are notably missing from the list, but AlexisXDA notes that this is due to bugs and could be addressed at a later date. It looks like the app package has already been through two iterations since being posted last Friday, so there’s a chance they could arrive soon.

To get your hands on the files, head to the dedicated XDA forum page here. Installation instructions are included.