1. stodge's Avatar
    I don't actually own the Tab S3 but I was thinking about picking one up. If I did, I will replace the launcher, but does the tablet need to be rooted before you can install and use a new launcher? Or do you only have to install the new launcher and select it as the default?

    Thanks
    01-04-2019 10:43 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Nope, launchers are 3rd party apps and are available through the Play Store without needing to root. Just install, select as default (or to ask every time if that's your thing) and done!

    For deeper actions into the system, you do need root.
    01-04-2019 11:17 AM
  3. stodge's Avatar
    Cool thanks.

    Can you uninstall Samsung specific apps on a TAB S3?
    01-04-2019 11:21 AM
  4. debsawyer's Avatar
    You can uninstall some, and disable some. Since the latest update it has been terribly slow.
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    01-04-2019 11:33 AM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can uninstall some, and disable some. Since the latest update it has been terribly slow.
    Try clearing the system cache (from Recovery Mode), that always helped me when it happened.
    01-04-2019 11:35 AM
  6. debsawyer's Avatar
    Actually I reset the tablet. It does work a lot faster, but there's been a lot of errors, Android system errors.
    01-04-2019 12:48 PM
  7. christianttt's Avatar
    My galaxy tab does not allow to select another launcher as default. Tried with Sentio Launcher.
    01-18-2019 09:06 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you tried with other, more well-known launchers like Nova? Is the tablet in Easy Mode?
    01-18-2019 09:38 PM
  9. debsawyer's Avatar
    I use Nova Launcher on mine. You have to go into the settings of Nova Launcher and change it as the default.
    01-18-2019 10:20 PM
  10. masseurca's Avatar
    My galaxy tab does not allow to select another launcher as default. Tried with Sentio Launcher.
    Go to Settings, Apps, hit 3 dots at top right, choose default apps, you can change your launcher (home screen) there. I use Nova.
    01-29-2019 11:46 AM
  11. christianttt's Avatar
    Go to Settings, Apps, hit 3 dots at top right, choose default apps, you can change your launcher (home screen) there. I use Nova.
    Works fine with Nova, does not work for Sentio. Maybe a compability thing.
    01-30-2019 06:21 PM

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