Here you will find all of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ tips, tricks, tutorials and video guides to walk you through the phone from start to finish. This includes everything from system modifications like gaining root access, all the way to just learning the ins and outs of the software Samsung provides.
Be sure to bookmark this page as it will be updated daily with new articles to help you learn how to use your new smartphone. This includes very detailed and simple step by step instructions as well as walk through videos so you can follow along with me. Each Galaxy S8 tip will also come with an explanation at the bottom so you know why we’re doing something, what each step actually does, and how to change things back to the way they were before we started.
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Google just released a preview program for their new Augmented Reality platform, ARCore, and you can try it on your phone right now if you want.
If you own the Snapdragon Galaxy S8 or S8+ from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint or T-Mobile the you can follow these steps to gain root access.
You can theme your applications on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with the Substratum theme engine and you don’t even need root access.
If you have root access and/or a custom recovery installed on the Galaxy S8, you need to follow this guide and unroot so you can accept an OTA update.
If you’re looking to adjust the DPI, Screen Size and/or Screen Zoom feature of the Galaxy S8 then simply follow the step by step guide detailed below.
If you feel the white balance of your Galaxy S8 or S8+ isn’t quite right, then you can follow these steps below to manually adjust the color temperature.
If you’re not a fan of the default saturated colors on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, then follow these steps to change the screen mode so they’re more accurate.
To make it easier on your eyes when using the Galaxy S8 Night Mode feature is easy to turn on, but it’s labeled as Blue Light Filter in the Settings app.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ has a nice little feature that lets you pick an app and redirect its audio output to a different audio device than normal.
If you don’t have any intention of using Bixby on the Galaxy S8, then you an remap it to a number of other functions like Google Assistant, an app and more.
Samsung has been working on Edge Screen features for a few years, so let me show you how to configure and even disable them on the Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+.
There’s a way for you to grant and revoke individual permissions for specific applications and games on both the Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy S8+.
You should be aware that you can disable and even change the information shown on when the Galaxy S8 Always On Display feature is enabled.
If you want, you can follow these steps to change the Galaxy S8 Home Screen Grid Size to allow for more or less apps on the Home Screen.
With a simple setting, we can change the Galaxy S8 Screen Resolution from the default 1080p (Full HD) to 1440p (Quad HD) or even down to 720p (HD).
If an application or game is having issues working on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, then it’s a good idea to clear the app cache as well as the app data.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will attempt to automatically download OTA system updates in the background, but we can disable this from a hidden menu.
Knox is a way for Samsung and carriers to check and see if you’ve modified the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, and this is how you can check if it’s tripped.
If you ever just need to start over with a fresh start, you can follow these steps to do a full factory data reset on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.
Another good troubleshooting step for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ is to boot into recovery mode and Wipe the Cache Partition.
This guide will walk you through returning the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to stock Android and stock recovery so you can accept OTA updates again.
To troubleshoot battery life, performance and even overheating issues on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, you will need to boot into Safe Mode.
You can follow these steps to completely stop the Security Notice notification by the SecurityAgentLog from ever appearing on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Once you have the bootloader unlocked and a custom recovery installed, you can follow these steps to root the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with SuperSU.
This guide you walk you through the entire process to get Magisk installed on the Galaxy S8 or S8+, and gaining root access to the device.
To free up precious storage space, follow these steps to delete old Nandroid backups on either the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.
Once you have created a Nandroid backup on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you can follow these steps to do a full restore from that previously made backup.
As long as you have TWRP installed on the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+, then you can follow these steps to create a full Nandroid backup of your data.
If you can unlock the bootloader of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, then you can install TWRP by following these step by step instructions below.
This page will be updated with all of the ways in which you can unlock the bootloader of both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.
It looks like Samsung removed it, but you can follow these steps to try and boot into the Galaxy S8 Fastboot Mode (aka Bootloader Mode).
You can follow these step by step instructions to boot into the Galaxy S8 Recovery Mode for doing a factory reset, clearing the cache partition, and more.
Today I’m going to walk you through the step by step process to boot the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in and out of Download Mode (aka Odin Mode).