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[Update: More screenshots] Samsung’s Good Lock app is back and it looks great

During the Android Marshmallow days, Samsung released a powerful UI customization app called Good Lock. The unexpected app from Samsung was a big hit among the Android enthusiasts as it allowed them to change many parts of the Samsung Android UI to their liking. The developer team behind the app was very responsive to customer feedback and kept improving the app immensely based on all the suggestions and complaints.

Unfortunately, the app was no longer available after the release of the Android Nougat update. There were promises from the team that the app will be back but nothing materialized so far. Thankfully, it appears Samsung has finally released a new version of the Good Lock app. Well-known Chinese leaker, Ice Universe, has tweeted screenshots of the Good Lock 2018 app and they look great. Just like the original app, even the new version seems to offer deep customization options to change many parts of the Samsung’s Android UI.

Currently available only in Korea

The app is apparently available only in South Korea as of now but may roll out to more countries soon. Since this is Android we are talking about, it should probably be possible to install the app outside the supported regions by just installing the required APKs. We will update this post with more information once we get our hands on the new app.

Update: Many features in the app are not working even after installing all the required APK files. If we come across a solution, we will create a new post with APK files, installation guide and overview of features. For now, we are just adding more screenshots.

 

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rafael2017usa
rafael2017usa

Why go to all this trouble?
Just install a VPN app, change location to Korea, open Galaxy Apps and search for Good Lock and install the app. After that you can delete the VPN app. I used Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security.

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

Can confirm, it is working in the U.S now, it is not blank anymore.

kamaljain
kamaljain

Hey’all its working. All you need do follow these steps . https://www.xda-developers.com/samsung-good-lock-samsung-galaxy-android-oreo/.

It’s working perfectly fine on my s9+.

mada222
mada222

White screen not else

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61530041
Lendo66
Lendo66

Here is the link to zip file,include all apps.Good lock not work,others all working good,need nova launcher or so to add shortuct to home screen to open most of apps.

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/5ef2727cdf87c8fe225421b22b3f1a8a20180615131746/44936f

ProXboxCraft
ProXboxCraft

Where are you guys getting the APK?

utvic99
utvic99

I got it from Android Authority, but the APK there doesn’t work, and I don’t think it’s just me. Test it for yourself maybe it’ll work for you, but very unlikely.

Wouter15
Wouter15

If you have a blanck screen, you can install the ‘activity manager’ app from the playstore, and use that to launch the seperate apps. Also, some apps have a quicksettings tile, so you can use that too.

utvic99
utvic99

Doesn’t work on my S7 Edge G935F on 8.0. Shows a white screen saying “Good Lock 2018”.

Xyxrpt0
Xyxrpt0

Blank on my Exynos S9+ unfortunately. Hope it will work soon!

tierix
tierix

Doesn’t work on my Note 8 (Oreo), so disappointed!! All I’m getting is blank screen

CurlyBlonde
CurlyBlonde

Mine too, S8+ Oreo
The plug-in’s work fine though

kamaljain
kamaljain

Hey’all its working. All you need do follow these steps . https://www.xda-developers.com/samsung-good-lock-samsung-galaxy-android-oreo/.

It’s working perfectly fine on my s9+.

kamaljain
kamaljain

It working!

CurlyBlonde
CurlyBlonde

Oh, the recents menu now shows differently

CurlyBlonde
CurlyBlonde

I got it from here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OarnCz_BBNor1v6zDx-qWn08rYs3Gvyr

It installed but shows just a white screen :-/

utvic99
utvic99

I really really hope they include support to at least all Samsung devices running Oreo. It’d be a great bummer if they put support only for the S9/S9+ and newer, but knowing Samsung, one should expect that to be the case.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Good Lock cannot be restricted to one device. It’s based on the OS version. Think before writing something so stupid. Smh

tierix
tierix

You’re the stupid one! No need to talk to him like that! scum

mantaka
mantaka

If they let me make my custom dark blue theme I’am in!

fcaroll
fcaroll

It would be great if they made it available even for 6.0 (marshmallow) devices that’s were left with the old UI.. but I am not optimistic about that

robinh999
robinh999

Marshmallow definitely not and nougat I don’t think so. I think I would be available for android 8.0 + Oreo only and I even think it can be restricted to s9 and up only but not very likely.
Yes it is based on android version sdk but Samsung can restrict and block install on phones older than s9 on unrooted devices but rooted phones that are on 8.0+ of course you can use it.

CurlyBlonde
CurlyBlonde

Used to love this app, please do update us when you have it <3

santeripe
santeripe

Interesting that the app is released now less than 2 months before the Note 9 launch, which is rumored to feature a new user interface like the Note 7 did with GraceUX. Possibly hints of what’s to come in Samsung Experience 9.5?

AlexanderKgr
AlexanderKgr

let’s hope to have the apk asap!!!