Samsung S7/S7 Edge No-Root Hot-Spot, S8 Launcher, and more!

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Samsung S7/S7 Edge No-Root Hot-Spot, S8 Launcher, and more!

This guide will assist you with enabling features most phone users seek when rooting their android phone.  Root is not required for any of these steps or apps.  Credit has been given to those responsible for the original guides.  I have updated the steps listed below to reflect the latest apps and steps taken to enable all features without any issues as of 10/22/2017.

S8 Launcher for S7
S8 Hello Bixby S7
S8 Always On Display for S7
Hot-Spot Hack No-Root (Tested with Sprint)
Ad-Blocker (FREE)
Ad-Free Youtube (OGYouTube v3.5)

** MEGA link with all files listed on this page can be accessed here.

** Please install the S8 Launcher and then Bixby in that order.  You can install AOD without the launcher or bixby.

Steps to install the S8 Launcher
S8 Launcher (6.1.58.5) https://goo.gl/7hbuwy
1. Download the apk here or here
2. Clear Stock launcher "Touchwiz Home" data and cache from settings.
   a. Settings > Apps > 3 dots top right corner > Show system apps > TouchWiz Home > Storage > Clear Data
3. Install the apk (com.sec.android.app.launcher_6.1.58.5.apk)
4. If launcher crashes, clear data and cache again.
5. Press Home button it should work.

Steps to install Hello Bixby AFTER installing S8 Launcher
S8 Hello Bixby (2.0.03.3) https://goo.gl/Utiuhk
1. Download apk here or here.
2. Install Bixby apk (com.samsung.android.app.spage_2.0.03.3-200304003_minAPI24(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk).
3. Reboot your phone.
4. Swipe from left to right to open Bixby. 
5. follow instructions to configure Bixby. This may crash the first time, ignore and re-open Bixby.

Steps to install S8 AOD
S8 Always On Display (2.7.21.0) https://goo.gl/q2VisQ
1. Download the apk here or here
2. Clear Stock launcher "Always On Display" data and cache from settings.
   a. Settings > Apps > 3 dots top right corner > Show system apps > Always On Display > Storage > Clear Data
3. Install the apk (com.samsung.android.app.aodservice_2.7.21.0.apk)
4. If launcher crashes, clear data and cache again.
** Credit for the original instructions above goes to  takerhbk of XDA, thread https://goo.gl/REwf7j​

Steps to setup Hot-Spot Hack (This will bypass Sprints Hot-Spot Data)
1. Enable developer mode:
   a. Go to settings
   b. Scroll down to about phone
   c. Repeatedly tap "Build number" until developer access is granted
2. Install ADB drivers for Windows https://goo.gl/gZbmy2
3. Enable USB Debugging
   a. Go to settings
   b. Go down to developer options
   c. Scroll down to USB Debugging and turn it on
   d. Connect phone with USB to PC
4. Connect to ADB Shell
   a. Open a command prompt (windows key + R , type "cmd" in the box and press enter)
   b. Type adb shell and press the enter key
5. Enable the bypass by disabling the DUN requirement and then Overwrite the DUN APN
   a. Type settings put global tether_dun_required 0 and press the enter key
   b. Type settings put global tether_dun_apn "APNDUN,n.ispsn,,,,,,,,,310,120,,default,mms,dun" and press the enter key
7. Turn on HotSpot
8. VERY IMPORTANT - Go to Settings > Connections > Data Usage > Toggle Mobile data off and then back on.  This will enable the Hot spot hack. 
!! Please remember to enable Hot-Spot and then toggle data off and then on each time you use Hot-Spot.
** Credit for the original instructions above goes to lvpre of XDA, thread https://goo.gl/WCjptV

Ad-Blocker
1. Simply install the adblocker and enable. I personally use AdHell2.
[FREE Complicated installation] AdHell2 Download here and instructions are here.
[FREE] Block This! https://block-this.com
[IN-App purchases] NetGuard https://goo.gl/4VKZSy

Youtube Ad-Free with many other features 
1. Install these apk's in this order.
   a. Install MicroG apk here
   b. Install OgYoutube apk here
** Credit for the above goes to  OGMods of XDA, thread https://goo.gl/Ej2KAv