Earlier this week, Samsung released another update to block third-party applications from remapping the physical Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 — and as expected, a workaround is now available.
Apparently, if you enable “Compatibility Mode” for the bxActions application, which is available on the Play Store, you can turn the Bixby key into a shortcut to any action or application you want.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a Galaxy S8 locked to T-Mobile to give the bypass a try, but judging by the comments on Phandroid‘s post, it works like a charm.
Two-nil to the independent developers. It’s your move, Samsung.