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Bixby button remapping is working on the Galaxy S8 (again)

by Josh Levenson | July 13, 2017July 13, 2017 9:30 am PDT

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.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...