Samsung's TouchWiz UI skin is infamously heavy, full of bloat and obtrusive, making it notoriously hated amongst the Android enthusiast community. However, what is undeniable is the sheer range of flexibility embedded within some of the obtrusive modifications that are littered all over TouchWiz. And senior developer firefds has managed to tap into a great deal of that potential with a new Xposed module based on the old fan favorite XTouchWiz.

This new module allows for a series of tweaks and modifications on an aesthetic level, such as the navigation bar modification we discussed recently, as well as pleasant touches like a semi-transparent volume panel, and more. Additional features and functionality such as automatic call recording, saving and restoring messages from your SD card and bypassing email exchange restrictions are all packed into this module. The full list of features can be found below:

  • Enable navigation bar custom color chooser
  • Carrier Label options in status bar
  • Fake System status
  • Disable TIMA/KAP
  • Call Recording
  • Auto call recording
  • Bypass Email Exchange restrictions
  • Disable tether provisioning
  • DVFS Disable option
  • Disable battery level/temp checks while using Camera
  • Disable Adb during secured lockscreen
  • Enable Message save and restore from sdcard
  • Show Wireless charging popup
  • Hide full battery notification
  • Hide NFC icon
  • Disable Bluetooth toggle popup
  • Semi-transparent volume panel
  • Disable volume control sound
  • Disable low battery sound
  • Screen timeout settings

This tweak has been optimised for Xposed on Android Nougat, although a version for Android Marshmellow is also available. It has been tested on both the Exynos and Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and should work on other Nougat-running Samsung devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6+, S7 and S7 Edge. You can grab it from the Xposed repository:

What do you guys think? Will you be grabbing this module for your Samsung device so you can get more out of TouchWiz? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.

via XDA