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  1. Anthony Mclean's Avatar
    When my Note comes in Wednesday that'll be one of the first things I do. Nova Launcher Prime is must! Sexy, Speedy, Gestures, Dock, Resizing, Animations, and all the other glorious things that come with it.

    Even if I liked the look of touchwiz, I would use Nova Launcher and download a touchwiz theme. Doesnt seem like it makes sense but gestures are totally worth it IMO.
    True gestures are huge if you use them

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    10-14-2014 01:02 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    True gestures are huge if you use them

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    Yeah I could see some people loving them. I personally disable them since I don't use them.
    10-14-2014 01:14 AM
  3. JimSmith94's Avatar
    I can't even root properly so I bet in stuck with it lol

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    You don't have to be rooted to run Nova or any other launcher that I know of.
    hdhuntr likes this.
    10-14-2014 03:09 AM
  4. Byron 5's Avatar
    Never. Don't mind it on my S3, should be pretty good on the Note 4..
    I've also had TW on my S3 since day one and will keep it forever. Upgrading to S5 soon anyway.
    10-14-2014 09:27 AM
  5. Willy_P's Avatar
    Normally I would have installed Apex launcher as soon as I received my Note 4, but Touch Wiz has come a long way and I'm giving it a try. I did make one change from the stock launcher. I went to Home Screen Settings and unchecked Flipboard Briefing. I like Flipboard but I don't want it taking up an entire desktop. Also, it prevented the infinite scrolling of the desktop screens. So far the thing I miss the most from the Apex launcher is the ability to lock the desktop. If my grandkids get a hold of my phone they like to play a game called "Move the Icons and Hide Them From Grandpa."
    4of9 and dea0002 like this.
    10-14-2014 10:23 AM
  6. DreamSTi's Avatar
    Before my S5, I hated TouchWiz. They've made pretty good improvements with it so I plan to keep it with the Note 4. The only thing I'll replace is the launcher. Nova FTW!!!
    10-14-2014 10:34 AM
  7. John MacDonald's Avatar
    After suffering through LG's crappy UI, I'm going to be very happy with TouchWiz.
    10-14-2014 12:21 PM
  8. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Not to be a snob, but are we talking about launchers or ROMs? TouchWiz is a ROM and we are stuck with it until someone figures out how to root the note 4 and builds a custom rom for it.

    As far as launchers go, I'll save my settings in Nova on my sd card, and import those settings to the Note 4 as soon as I start using it. You keep all the futures of TouchWiz and get a better launcher.

    Now, I'm probably one of the only people who is going to get the phone and put it away in a drawer for a while.... I'll wait until someone roots the note so I can remove or disable carrier iq and remove some att bloatware. I just couldn't pass up the trade in promo.
    The Note 4 has been rooted. Now that the carriers are releasing their variants, those will be rooted within days of release as well--they just need some files off of them.
    10-14-2014 12:45 PM
  9. muadib279's Avatar
    The Note 4 has been rooted. Now that the carriers are releasing their variants, those will be rooted within days of release as well--they just need some files off of them.
    I have never rooted before, and have gotten conflicting answers, so I will ask here. Does rooting void the warranty?
    10-14-2014 01:06 PM
  10. reesh11's Avatar
    I have never rooted before, and have gotten conflicting answers, so I will ask here. Does rooting void the warranty?
    Yes. It will trip Knox and void it.

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    10-14-2014 01:30 PM
  11. Yogi217's Avatar
    Yes. It will trip Knox and void it.

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    Not totally true. Depends on how you root.
    I have never rooted before, and have gotten conflicting answers, so I will ask here. Does rooting void the warranty?
    Rooting will void your warranty IF you trip Knox. If you don't trip Knox, no worries. My Note 3 is rooted without tripping Knox, so long as I remove root permissions, I can use the warranty.

    Do not go messing with rooting your phone until you are prepared to risk voiding the warranty. There is a good chance someone will figure out a way to root without tripping Knox, just have to wait.
    10-14-2014 01:50 PM
  12. thegame161's Avatar
    Anybody sticking with touchwiz to start on the note 4 or are you going to put a launcher on straight away?
    10-14-2014 05:45 PM
  13. pwscott's Avatar
    I plan to go straight for Nova. I will play around some and see, but Nova can be dialed in so specifically to my liking it's pretty hard to compete with.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
    10-14-2014 05:54 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I've left it as is.. I'm all stock at the moment and actually enjoying it. I may install Nova (usually do) but for now I'm just enjoying the phone .
    10-14-2014 06:15 PM
  15. jennifer's Avatar
    straight away to...buzz launcher. my usual.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-14-2014 06:28 PM
  16. thegame161's Avatar
    I've left it as is.. I'm all stock at the moment and actually enjoying it. I may install Nova (usually do) but for now I'm just enjoying the phone .
    Is there a calendar widget on stock at all?
    10-14-2014 06:29 PM
  17. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I like touchwiz a lot and with the app I found to change icons on stock launcher, its all good.
    10-14-2014 06:29 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is there a calendar widget on stock at all?
    Looks like it.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 Sticking with touchwiz or nova?-1413325971712.jpg  
    10-14-2014 06:32 PM
  19. MHoward29's Avatar
    I'll give touchwiz the benefit of the doubt. Every review has had positive things to say about touchwiz, even guys who have previously killed it on other devices, so I'll give it at least the weekend. I'll probably just end up missing Nova eventually though.
    10-14-2014 06:33 PM
  20. Tkbredx's Avatar
    This thread has basically been created already, so you can find more replies here http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ouchwiz-2.html

    but yes, nova launcher will be one of the first apps I install!
    10-14-2014 06:34 PM
  21. the game 161's Avatar
    cheers

    can you re-size them at all?
    10-14-2014 06:35 PM
  22. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Touch wiz
    10-14-2014 07:17 PM
  23. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I put Nova Prime on it. I don't mind the TW launcher, but I hate how it's only 4x4. The first row of icons is almost half way up the screen.

    Sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 4
    10-14-2014 08:46 PM
  24. Peter McCain's Avatar
    Do you lose any features or extras when changing the launcher?

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-14-2014 08:51 PM
  25. David Lees1's Avatar
    I like touchwiz a lot and with the app I found to change icons on stock launcher, its all good.
    Care to share the app you found?
    10-14-2014 08:56 PM
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