How to turn off Omnia II TouchWiz interface?

I have totally no idea why anyone would want to turn off the TouchWiz 2.0 interface on Samsung Omnia II. It’s a great interface that makes the Window Mobile less painful to use. OK, I may be bias since I’m not a fan of the original Window Mobile interface. But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person in this world. I’m sure there are a lot of people who hate the original Window Mobile interface. Else why all the phone makers are making their own interface on top of Windows Mobile?

Anyway, if you really really really for any reason what to unload the TouchWiz 2.0 user interface on the Samsung Omnia 2, here is a great video by Daniel. I supposed it should work almost the same for all TouchWiz 2.0 interface.

Seriously, you sure you really want to turn off TouchWiz 2.0?

  • tommy smith

    The reason why you would turn off the slow samsung interface is so an advanced user can customise the today screen with more productive non-eye-candy plugins that make life better. e.g. SPB pocket breeze with Pocket Informant for advanced PIM management. Wizbar for a quicker start menu. Phone alarm as a tab in pocket breeze for advanced profile, alarm, reminding management, etc. etc…. clearly you guys are newbies or are making videos that are targeting WM newbies. Good try anyways.

    • You’re right about advanced users wanting to customise their today screen with things like SPB Shell, something that we forgot about when we were first asked that question. And yes, we are in fact targeting our shows at average consumers.

  • Joeri

    I’ve just ordered the Samsung Onmia Qwerty (B 7610) after reading a lot of positive reviews on the internet.

    Just 2 questions left about the interface:
    – Is the Windows 6.5 easier to handle and quicker than the 6.1 as well as the Touchwizz UI interface?

    – Or should I install SPB mobile shell 3.0?

    I am looking for the quickest and easiest (touch-friendly / large icons etc.)interface. What would you choose?

    Thanks a lot.

  • danielg

    This doesn’t work on the 6.5 version.

  • Joneo


    i just got my omniaII in WM6.5. i’m wondering can i do the customization on the lock screen as in WM6.1?

  • Joneo


    May i know is it all apps in OmniaII support landscape view or just for certain apps like the sms kind of stuff only? coz i’m using GarminMobile and seems to be only having portrait view of the map and for the start home screen too. Can anyone help?

  • Joneo


    Is me again. just another question, it is possible that we set the ringtone by group?

  • Sobik

    my attempts to turn off touchwiz were unsuccessful, `cause i haven`t in my omnia ii that option you used to turn it off… it really isn`t there. here is a proof

    i`ve been looking for it thru all settings menus, but with no luck.

    i`ve installed spb shell, therefore i don`t need touchwiz any more, what should i do ?

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