Samsung made a superb phablet last year, but the best mods for Galaxy Note 8 will make it shine even brighter. If you are never satisfied with your stock Samsung device, the best mods for Galaxy Note 8 will certainly give you something to enjoy.
Don’t get us wrong, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a remarkable smartphone in its own right. However, it can be made even better if you install one of the best mods for Galaxy Note 8 on it. Of course, not every mod will be to your exact tastes, this is why we have compiled a list of all the interesting ones in one place.
Note: Some of the mods for Galaxy Note 8 will require a rooted device to work properly.
So without further ado, here are the best mods for Galaxy Note 8 (updated March 2019).
Samsung introduced the Good Lock app a while back, which allows users to customize the lock screen UI. It was made officially available only in the South Korean version of Galaxy Apps, but some modders found a way to get Good Lock on other regions.
The NiceLock app, created by XDA developer xantrk, has been updated for 2019 with all the latest Good Lock modules. It is not an actual alternative to the Good Lock app. It is an unofficial alternative for the Good Lock modules.
Samsung debuted their Always-On screen technology in the Note 7, and enhanced it on the Note 8. The screen will only display notifications and a clock background, but only those areas of the screen will actually be lit up from the OLED display – the rest of the screen is turned off.
Users who want a bit more customization should check out this collection of mods for the Always-On display technology, developed by XDA Senior Member Mr.Ash.Man.
A bit of warning about using the custom background mod, you should follow the guidelines carefully on the forum thread. Also don’t use very bright images or images with a lot of white area, as they may burn into your screen.
While the deep discharge issue on the Galaxy Note 8 is not widespread, it can still potentially affect your device. Basically, some Galaxy Note 8’s when fully discharged was not booting up again. To Samsung’s credit, they tried to rectify that by launching a new firmware update but some users are still facing the issue.
This epic mod by dr.ketan from XDA developers shuts down the device as soon as the battery reaches 11 percent. This completely negates the effects of the deep discharge problem the smartphone faces. If 11 percent is too harsh for your tastes, you can easily opt for 9, 7, or 5 percent as well.
Bixby, the virtual assistant made by Samsung is a neat little feature but it is nowhere near the power and versatility of Google own assistant. We would have loved Bixby more if it wasn’t forced on the only extra button on the smartphone.
This mod for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 allows you to remap the Bixby button to something more useful. If you don’t use Samsung’s assistant, this essentially gives you an extra button on the smartphone that can basically do anything for you. It even has long press and double tap options available, giving you more freedom. We highly recommend mapping Google Assistant to the button in a supreme act of rebellion.
A ton of smartphones these days come with stereo speakers, and now with this mod for Galaxy Note 8, your smartphone can have them too. It’s a great mod that uses the earpiece as a second speaker to essentially make the Galaxy Note 8 a stereo experience.
The best part is that the mod can be activated by following some basic software modifications. It changes a few values in a file and that’s about it, you will get stereo sound in all your apps, games and streaming services. The only downside is that you will need a rooted device to make use of this mod. However, all you need to do is download the file and replace it in the /system/etc directory. After a reboot, your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have stereo speakers.
Zero Camera Mod has been around since the Galaxy S7 days and it is steadily growing its support for other devices as well. Zeroprobe is an XDA Senior Member and is experienced in making some amazing mods for smartphones, including this camera mod for Galaxy Note 8. The Zero Camera Mod opens up the full potential of the hardware and even introduces some new features that are not even available on the stock Samsung Camera app.
The best feature of the Zero Camera Mod is its ability to record QHD videos at 60 frames per second. This makes the captured footage remarkable to look at and has an obvious increase in quality. You’ll also get increase bitrates, better shutter speed settings, superior JPG quality, improved autofocus tracking and HDR recording at QHD resolution. You will need to have a rooted device for this mod to work though, which is understandable considering how much power it had.
Some smartphones allow you to squeeze them in order to activate a function. Google Pixel and HTC U11 come to mind, both of them are squeezable smartphones that activate features when you put pressure on the sides. This mod, however, brings that very same functionality to your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 without the need for any hardware changes.
One of the best things about this mod is how genius it is. It uses data collected from the barometric sensor to actually detect when you are squeezing the smartphone. The mod even gives you the option of customizing the pressure intensity. It is also a very lightweight algorithm so you don’t have to worry about any performance or battery drain issues. You can download it directly from the Google Play Store. The free version provides basic functions but a premium version is also available if you want to unlock additional ones.
The Best Mods for Galaxy Note 8 – Final Thoughts
These were some of the best mods for Galaxy Note 8, we hope you loved all of them. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a fabulous smartphone and these mods enhance its functionality and utility even further.
If you have any questions, suggestions or opinions, do talk to us in the comments below. We would love to hear your experiences.