Use this post to download Galaxy Note 9 apps and install them on your older Galaxy smartphone such as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung’s new Note 9 flagship is nearing its consumer shipping date and already, we have all the goodies available from the smartphone such as its wallpapers and ringtones to try on our current Android devices. As good as the new Note 9 is, through power of Android, you can imitate a lot of the new features directly on a older Samsung smartphone. Obviously, it wouldn’t be the real deal but it is definitely cool enough to try. Right below, find complete guide on how to download Galaxy Note 9 stock apps for Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Samsung’s software features mostly rely on the apps that are packaged into the smartphone. As Galaxy Note 9 is the brands latest announcement, this means it ships with updated and revamped apps. Fortunately, you can give these apps a try via the guide ahead on your older smartphone. Before you try, do make sure you have a proper backup of your data and also, keep in mind, there might be bugs and errors.
Similar to what we saw with Galaxy S9, new Note 9 ships with Android Oreo right out of the box and comes equipped with Samsung Experience 9.0 — previously, TouchWiz. There aren’t any substantial design changes to the overall system UI but rather, the stock apps have been updated to make way for newer features and functionality. Gladly, you can test these new apps out by following the ahead given instructions.
You may also be interested in the following Samsung Galaxy Note 9 articles:
- Galaxy Note 9 Wallpapers: Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stock Wallpapers.
- Galaxy Note 9 Ringtones: Download Stock Galaxy Note 9 Ringtones, UI Sounds.
- USB Drivers: Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Drivers for Windows and Mac.
Galaxy Note 9 Apps – Details:
AlexisXDA has come up with a single ZIP package that allows you to install Note 9 stock apps on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. Alexis also ported over Galaxy S9 apps previously. Further, this ZIP package is easily flash-able through a custom recovery like TWRP and it utilizes Aroma installer — Aroma lets you choose which app to install and which to skip.
Here is a list of some of the Galaxy Note 9 apps included in the package:
- Notes and PENUP App
- Live Drawing
- Bixby Home
- TouchWiz Home
- Edge Lightning
- Task Edge
- People Edge
- S Finder
- Smart Manager
- Photo Editor
- Always ON Display
- Phone and Contacts
- Fonts and emoji’s
Download Galaxy Note 9 Apps
As mentioned earlier, you can download all the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 apps in a single ZIP package below. You can then flash this ZIP package directly to a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ device using TWRP recovery.
Download Galaxy Note 9 Stock Apps (Single ZIP): Samsung-Galaxy-Note-9-Stock-Apps.zip
NOTE: These are the latest Galaxy Note 9 apps available. If any updates show up, we will add them above. If you run into any issues when downloading the stock apps, let us know in the comments below.
How to Install Galaxy Note 9 Stock Apps on Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+
Right below are the complete instructions on how to install Galaxy Note 9 apps either on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
- This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
- Your Galaxy S8 should be running Android 8.0 Oreo.
- You should have TWRP (Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus) installed on your device.
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Step 1 – Download Galaxy Note 9 Stock Apps and transfer the ZIP file to the root folder of your device.
Step 2 – Power off your phone and enter into TWRP recovery. Once the phone is powered off, press and hold Volume Up, Power and Bixby button together for a few seconds. If you are having issues, read: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy S8 / How to Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy S8 Plus.
Step 3 – In TWRP recovery, choose Install ZIP package.
Step 4 – Select the ZIP file you transferred in Step 1 and confirm install.
Step 5 – After the installation is complete, select reboot to system.
Step 6 – Done!
That’s all to it! You should now have Galaxy Note 9 apps running instead of your original device’s apps. Do let us know what are your thoughts about the updated apps in the comments below. Further, you can also head on to XDA Forums thread for this port and ask for specific features right there.
For any installation problems or issues, write to us below in the comments and we will get back to you with the solution.