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Galaxy Note 5’s ‘Screen-off memo’ feature ported to Galaxy Note 3, Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung fans have fell in love with the Galaxy Note 5‘s screen-off memo feature which makes the S-pen far more useful. You can take out your S-Pen and start typing directly on your screen without any steps in-between as the phone launches an app with a full black background. This is very energy efficient because Super AMOLED displays simply turn off individual black pixels so your Galaxy Note 5 only uses a little bit of power while enabling quicker access to a very productive function.

Since it has been such a popular feature the folks over at XDA have managed to port this application to other Note devices such as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. It also works on the recent Galaxy S6 or the S6 edge Plus but since these devices don’t have an S-Pen, there’s no way to turn the app on. To take advantage of the feature on your Note device, head over to the source link and follow the instructions (hint: you just need to install the app’s APK file.)

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Wellaflex
Wellaflex

Note 3 have full 5.1.1 TW ported from Note 5 ♥♥

Leedsnyc
Leedsnyc

Could you post the link for the rom? Thanks

eHoolie
eHoolie

Works like a charm! Thank you Xperiacle

rostamijoo
rostamijoo

Nice Thanx..

prbski
prbski

How can we be sure ther has been no malicious code added to the apk? It appears administration rights are required.

eHoolie
eHoolie

It has admin rights to control the lock screen.

mcpaz
mcpaz

and… what about the other devices which have S-Pen? I’m talking about Tab-A, Note 10.1, Note 10.1 2014 edition, pro 12.2… Is it possible to port to ’em? Thanks!

preime101
preime101

it appears to work with any note device (tried it on my note pro 12.2 and my note 3)

iwantschak1985
iwantschak1985

installed iit on my note edge. works a treat

isroisro
isroisro

what I find interesting is that if this is something so easy to do why the hell didnt Samsung do it with a software upgrade? Oh cause they dont give a damn about users who already bough a samsung phone.

Leedsnyc
Leedsnyc

Yeah, Samsung are really bad with providing any new features to previous generation phones. It’s pretty sad really because they promise to support last gen models but do the very bare minimum. The recent 5.1.1 update for the Note 4 was very unexpected along with addition of Smart Manager but other things can be added as this apk already proved. We just have to rely on super developers to port over things like this. Like the new air command features, I can’t see how it can’t be added to later gen notes, especially Note 4.

jimmy29
jimmy29

maybe sorry for my english but it’s not real apk ported . i instal in my s5 ( 5.0 ) and working juste not s-pen
thx xperiacle for apk

Leedsnyc
Leedsnyc

It doesn’t require a rooted device. I have a Note 4 that isn’t rooted and running 5.1.1 and it works fine. It doesn’t say anything about root requirement in the xda source link. Just have to tick “unknown sources” and then install the apk.

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Yeah, sorry about the goof-up, we fixed the article. I just assumed it required root in a last-minute edit attempt, apologies.