Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest Android version available till date. Stock Android Marshmallow for Nexus devices has already made it’s way through but other manufacturer including Samsung, LG and Motorola are releasing it now with still some devices are on the waiting list. It’s obvious that most of the latest latest Samsung devices are going to taste the Official Marshmallow firmware including latest flagships but the older devices including Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will stay on the previous Android versions.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is not going to taste the Stock Marshmallow update but official CyanogenMod builds are already released for it same with Note 2. Despite all this something still lacks and i guess it’s the official TouchWiz UI which every Samsung device receives it on it’s birth. Developers at XDA have ported the Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow TouchWiz Launcher along theme for Galaxy S3 and Note 2. You will need a custom recovery to flash the TouchWiz UI launcher on your Galaxy S3 and Note.
Before you Begin:
Disclaimer: Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues.
- Download Samsung USB drivers
- Your device should have a working TWRP recovery.
- Download Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow TouchWiz launcher+ Theme for Galaxy S3
- Download Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow TouchWiz launcher+ Theme for Galaxy Note 2 (link is removed temporarily)
Process to install Official Android Marshmallow TouchWiz UI launcher on Galaxy S3 and Note 2
Connect your device to your PC and copy the Marshmallow TouchWiz launcher zip file on your device storage.
Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).
Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will just for safety) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.
Once the Nandroid process completes, now it’s the time to flash the Marshmallow TouchWiz launcher file on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder where you have copied the Launcher zip file
Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few seconnds till the file is completely installed on your device.
Once completed Reboot your device.
That’s it! You have successfully installed Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow TouchWiz launcher along theme on your Galaxy S3/Note2. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.