Samsung’s stock TouchWiz launcher does not experiencing some significant design changes within the last few years. Just like other OEM launcher, it’s not easy to to customize the TW launcher, including changing app icons. So we had to install a third-party launcher like Nova, Apex or Go launcher if we want to customize the launcher look and feel, as well as using the icon pack to change the default icons.
However, when you use any third-party launcher, you will lose some of the features that can only be run on Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher, such as Air View or any S Pen features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
But there is good news, especially for rooted users, you can now change the icons on any stock Samsung TouchWiz launcher using the icon packs that were previously available only to third-party launcher, by using an Xposed module. Actually, this does not only apply to TouchWiz, with this module you can also use the icon packs on another third party launcher like HTC Sense, Motorola Motoblur, LG launcher, Xperia and many more.
- An android smartphone with root access.
- Download the most recent version of Xposed Framework Installer.
- Download Unicon Xposed module from Google Play Store, it’s not free, but it’s worth for the price.
How to use icon packs on the Samsung stock TouchWiz launcher
- Install the Xposed framework app, once done, you’ll see a new app called Xposed Installer.
- Open the Xposed Installer from app drawer, choose Framework option then tap Install/Update button, perform a reboot when done.
- Run the Xposed app again, now go to module and enable the Unicon, restart the phone once again.
- Now download your desired icon packs from Play Store.
- Once boots up, run Unicon from app drawer, choose the installed icon pack and apply it.
- You need to restart the launcher each time a new app is installed.