Samsung Galaxy S8 system dump makes its way online
A system dump from the Samsung Galaxy S8 has made its way online, including all of the device’s app, priv-app and media folders. The 1.11 GB folder was uploaded by a member of the XDA Developers forums a few hours ago and it appears that some of the forum-goers have already tested some of the apps on their devices.
Many of these apps don’t require root to install, including Messaging, Clock, Video, My Files, Galaxy Apps, Samsung Account, and Samsung Cloud. These, it seems, can be installed without any issues.
The Camera app and Always-on display, meanwhile, cause crashes, and the Contacts app prevents you from receiving calls. You might want to watch out for those.
If you want to check the system dump out for yourself, you can view the files (install any APKs at your own risk.)
If it’s just the Galaxy S8 wallpapers you’re interested in, hit the link.
Those of you in a rush to try Bixby may be able to get something worked out, though. XDA Developer Forums managed to get Bixby working on a Galaxy S7 device. This led to a swarm of users successfully replicating the process.
It turns out any Samsung device running Android Nougat should be able to run Bixby unofficially. One must first install the Galaxy S8 launcher, then install the Bixby APK file. The process can be found in the XDA Developer Forums post linked below, so make sure to follow instructions closely and do your research before attempting anything.