When it comes to Galaxy phone’s software customization, Good Lock for Samsung comes first in the line. It offers a huge library of modules and applications that provides you with various options for user interface customization and a lot more.
Samsung has previously confirmed that Good Lock will come out of selected markets and will be available for global Samsung device users under a staged release. Interested users will be able to download this application via Galaxy Store.
However, if you’re in hurry, you can install it via a simple trick that is detailed below.
Instructions to install Good Lock:
- Remove your SIM card
- Tap and Hold Galaxy Store app and tap on App info
- Tap Storage and Clear data
- Download and Install a VPN app such as UFO VPN (Free or Paid, any would work) from Google Play Store (not from Galaxy Store).
- Open the UFO VPN and choose a location from either U.S. or India
- Open Galaxy Store
- Search Good Lock and install it
- Open Good Lock and download available modules
- Once installed, you can insert your SIM card and use your smartphone
How to Install Good Lock through APK:
- After removing your SIM card, download Good Lock’s APK from APKMirror (latest version)
- Open UFO VPN and select Location
- Install Good Lock APK, open and grant required permissions and download available modules
- Now you can insert your SIM card back into the phone and start using the Good Lock.
Let us know in the comment, whether this trick worked for your Samsung smartphone.
How to disable RAM Plus in any Samsung device
Samsung’s RAM Plus feature occupies a certain part of your Galaxy phone’s internal storage and uses it as virtual memory as part of boosting applications’ performance. With time, Samsung made regular improvements in RAM Plus feature, which is now almost matured with One UI 5.0, but, some users want to disable it completely.
How to disable Samsung RAM Plus in One UI 5.0
With the One UI 5.0 update, the Samsung RAM Plus feature got ability that lets users totally disable or turn off the virtual memory. To disable RAM Plus, open Settings > Battery and device care > Memory and tap the toggle added at the top of the screen to turn off the feature.
How to disable RAM Plus in any Samsung device
While the One UI 5.0 software officially allows you to disable or turn off the RAM Plus feature on Galaxy devices, this functionality isn’t available in devices running One UI 4.1 or lesser. Meanwhile, you can still disable the RAM Plus in any Galaxy phone running One UI 4.1, credits – Android Police.
- PC with ADB installed
- Turn on USB Debugging on your phone
With your phone connected to ADB on your computer, copy and paste the following command into the terminal:
adb shell settings put global ram_expand_size_list 0,1,2,4,6,8
Once the command runs and gets completed, you need to reboot your Galaxy smartphone. After the reboot, access the RAM Plus menu again by navigating towards Settings > Battery and device care > Memory. Now, the RAM Plus will show you more new options from 0GB to 16GB.
- From here, pick the 0GB option, then reboot your Galaxy device again, the RAM Plus is now disabled.
How to get Back Tap gestures on your Samsung device
As the third addition to the Good Lock suite, Samsung introduced the RegiStar plugin. This new module is available in the Life up tab of One UI 5 Good Lock and allows you to re-arrange the Settings menu and change the side key’s long press behavior. Samsung RegiStar also lets users add Back Tap gestures on Galaxy devices.
Samsung mentioned in the RegiStar plugin’s Galaxy Store listing that the back tap gestures feature is only available for Galaxy S and Flip series smartphones. As the RegiStar module is a part of One UI 5 Good Lock, your smartphone should have installed the latest Android 13 OS.
Using the RegiStar tool, Samsung consumers, having a compatible smartphone, can officially get the back tap gestures including double tap and triple tap for various functions. You can assign back-tap gestures for the below-listed tasks:
- Take and share screenshot
- Access your Google voice Assistant
- Start pop-up window
- Show notifications
- Show recent apps
- Back button
- Open app
Apart from back tap gestures, the RegiStar app also allows you to the re-configure menu of Settings home screen, change order, hide, manage groups, set method of displaying Samsung account on the Settings home screen, search settings change history, change notification settings, and run features by long-pressing the side key.
- RegiStar also has a Fold 4 exclusive feature that lets you run features by pressing the screen strongly.
Here’s how to get back tap gestures
Open Good Lock app —> Life up —> RegiStar (download via Galaxy Store)
Inside RegiStar, select Back-Tap action and enable the toggle to get access to Double Tap and Triple Tap gestures.
Double Tap: You can assign function/task that will be performed when you tap twice on the back.
Triple Tap: You can assign function/task that will be performed when you tap three times on the back.
Here is how you can download and install Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta [Without PC]
Samsung is offering the One UI 5.0 Beta Program for flagship Galaxy devices in select countries, while users in unsupported regions can also get the Android 13 Beta through the manual download and install method.
For many users, the process of manual firmware flashing is a bit difficult as it leads to problems like phone brick in case of any single wrong step. Meanwhile, the Alliance Shield X app is here, which allows you to install the firmware manually, and you don’t need a PC for it.
Ahead of manual firmware installation, you will be needing the One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for your Samsung smartphone, which you can find out here. Do note that Samsung firmware contains some CSC limitations, therefore, we don’t recommend manual installation.
Now, download and install the Alliance Shield X app from Google Play Store. Once done, open the application, create an account using the Register button and allow the Knox permissions.
Next, you need to rename the downloaded One UI 5.0 Beta firmware file to Update.zip, followed by moving it to the root storage directory (/storage/emulated/0).
After that, open the App Manager function, which you should find inside the Alliance Shield app itself. Then, search for “Software Update” and select the option with the purple/white Icon.
Once done, head for the activities and search for “com.idm.fotaagent.enabler.ui.admin.main.AdminMainActivity” term, and open it using the prompted Option.
At last, you will get the Sideload button, which is the last step before beginning the manual firmware flashing on your Samsung device. If you want to go ahead with it, press the sideload button and select the Update-File.
Installation of firmware will start, and it will be completed in a few minutes.