How to Install Galaxy S8 Launcher & Bixby on Galaxy Phones!

Galaxy S8 launcher and Bixby APK files are now available and these can be installed on any Samsung Galaxy device running Android 7.0 Nougat.  Currently, I was able to get it running on my Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 5.

Now, this is the real launcher from an actual Galaxy S8 and you will be able to experience the Galaxy S8 launcher and Bixby before the actual launch.  Also, I’ve noticed much faster performance over the stock launcher on my S7 Edge.  In fact, all the lag disappeared after installing the launcher so I do highly recommended.  The S8 launcher will give you swipe up/down app drawer feature just like the Pixel launcher along with new enhanced ways of accessing your apps.  You can do a long-press and find multiple actions you can do with your apps unlike before.  Bixby isn’t fully-enabled but you will still be able to experience what upcoming Bixby will be like with the Bixby Cards by swiping left from the home screen.  Best of all, no root is required to install, you simply have to install 2 APK files.  Super easy to do, here’s how to install Galaxy S8 launcher and Bixby APK on your Galaxy phone!

Step 1. Make sure you have Android 7.0 Nougat running on your Galaxy phone.

Step 2. Download the two APK files from

Download Galaxy S8 Launcher & Bixby APK

Step 3. Once downloaded, install the Galaxy S8 Launcher APK first by tapping on the downloaded file.

You may have to check “Unknown Sources” ON in order to install.

Step 4. Once installed, you will notice that you now have Galaxy S8 launcher!  Now, at this point if you don’t need Bixby, you can simply enjoy the launcher otherwise keep following the tutorial.

Step 5. Also install the Bixby APK file.

Step 6. Once installed, reboot.

Step 7. Once rebooted, swipe left and  you will find Bixby!

Want more Galaxy S8 stuff?  Grab Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Wallpapers!


Q: I am having some force closing issues.
A: Clear the Data and Cache of TouchWiz Home app in App Manager.

Q: How do I uninstall this?
A: Go into Settings->Apps->TouchWiz Home then click on the 3-dot menu button at top-right then hit “Uninstall Updates”.


Credits – XDA

33 Responses

  1. Guy says:

    Hi, I’m getting a message ” package conflict with existing package by the same name”

    What can I do?
    On Note 5 android ver 7

  2. BCSS says:


    i did update my touch wiz and installed bixby. however, bixby did not work from begining. so i tried to install again and got ‘package conflict with existing package by the same name’.
    So i decided to delete touchwiz update. and i did. and not able to reinstall.

    what do i need to do so i can insall these two APK files?

  3. Vikas says:

    Package confilct with the existing package. When tried to install

  4. Jacksoon says:

    I keep getting a touch wiz keeps stopping and have none of my apps and basically a Add to disfunctioning phone.

  5. Troy says:

    Package confilct with the existing package. When tried to install

  6. Hannah says:

    It said Hello Bixby and Touch Wiz home keeps stopping and now there is nothing on my screen.

  7. Andrew says:

    How did you get rid of the “Swipe Up” message on the home screen of the S8 Launcher?

  8. Paul says:

    Keep saying when i try to rei stall the app it keep saying that “Package confilct with the existing package..” please help i need thsi launcher

    • Max Lee says:

      Try disabling all your security such as fingerprint, reboot, then try to install the app. Now make sure you are on 7.0 first.

  9. Joan says:

    Hey Max, I have the launcher installed but cant get Bixby. I keep getting the “Package confilct with the existing package..” message…

  10. 이해성 says:

    잘보고 있습니다.빅스비 대화 .카메라로검색.빅스비음성으로부르기등은 어떻게 하나요?

  11. 이해성 says:

    저도빅스비. 설치했는데요
    빅스비대화.빅스비카메라검색.음성검색은 할수있는방법이 없나요?

  12. undersky9 says:

    런처를 다운받아 설치하려 했더니, 파일을 열수 없다고 하네요. 갤럭시S6 입니다

  13. Hamed says:

    Hey man…. i have the same conflict package issue…. have u found any solution yet?!

  14. 허은서 says:

    저도 설치했는데 열리지는 않고 자꾸 핸드폰이 반응하는게 느려지고 앱이 홈화면에 없어요 삭제 어떻게하죠?

  15. I says:

    Will it work on lineage os 14.1 ?

  16. Alli says:

    Hey, I’m getting the same error of package with the same name even though I tried your alternate download. Also in the app manager there are no three dots to uninstall updates. Is this something new?

  17. Chait says:

    Hey I am get that the touchwiz ui is already installed with the existing package of it….i own an s6 edge on 7.0

  18. Note 5 says:

    Can’t seem to install it on a now 5 even when when unknown sources is on.

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