Samsung’s Galaxy S 2 isn’t even launching until next week, but that hasn’t stopped the lucky few who have access to the smartphone pre-release from ripping some goodies from it. Over the weekend, the phone’s live wallpapers were extracted, ready for use on other Androids with WVGA displays. Now the whole shebang has been ripped, letting you install the brand new TouchWiz 4 interface on an original Galaxy S.
TouchWiz 4 builds on 3 with new gesture controls, using input from the phone’s sensors in addition to the touchscreen to let you manipulate in more natural ways. For instance, moving the phone towards or away from you, as detected by the smartphone’s accelerometer, can be used to control screen zoom. Gestures can now also affect how you manipulate widgets and the home screen, flipping through screens with a shake of the wrist.
To get started playing around with TouchWiz 4, you’ll need a Galaxy S running a deodoxed JVB Gingerbread ROM. After copying over the ripped files and clearing your cache, TouchWiz 3 should be replaced with the latest edition. There’s been limited success with other ROMs, but starting from a clean, stock ROM seems to lead to the most success. While some users report nothing more troubling than a slightly longer boot period, others are getting FCs or losing their notification bar. As such, keep in mind this is very much a work-in-progress if you decide to experiment with it.
Source: XDA-Developers forum
Thanks: Anonymous Coward