Install Galaxy S6 Keyboard On Any Android Device (Download APK)

By on Mar 26, 2015

Who is excited about the new Galaxy device. Are you one of those people waiting for the Galaxy device to be released in the markets. While you are waiting for it to come on your country, you can download and enjoy keyboard app of the Galaxy S6. It will make the way of typing awesome.

Galaxy S6 brings tons of customizations in both hardware and software. Expect the fact that is a premium device with a body made of glass and aluminium frames, the Galaxy S6 brings also a new Touchwiz version of Android optimised to be faster than before. All the apps are also improved and they are ported to other device. If you want to install on your phone then go ahead and Download Galaxy S6 Apps.

Once a new phone is announced developers start porting the apps, launcher, widgets and everything else to other devices. So even if you don’t have the chance to buy the new device, at least you can enjoy its features on every phone. If you like the Galaxy S6 and want to make your phone looks like the Galaxy S6 the take a look at our tutorial How To Transform An Android Device Into a Galaxy S6. You may not want to install everything that is ported from Galaxy S6 you can install only Galaxy S6 Home Launcher.

install galaxy s6 keyboard on any android device

In this article I will focus in Galaxy S6 keyboard app and why you must use it on you device. Samsung always has given a special importance to the most useful apps. Every Galaxy device keyboard is unique and fits perfect on your needs. The Galaxy S6 keyboard is also unique and offers its users the best performance. It is optimised to be faster and without any lag. Galaxy S6 keyboard app has also a nice and friendly user interface and will make your phone look beautiful. So if you want to enjoy something new and experience a new way of typing in an Android device go ahead and install the Galaxy S6 keyboard.


This keyboard will work only in Samsung devices with Touchwiz Lollipop 5.0 +. Do not try it in any other device because it won’t work.

Download Galaxy S6 Keyboard apk

Install Galaxy S6 Keyboard On Any Android Device

  • Download the keyboard file from the link below.
  • Extract the zip file.
  • Put the apk file into system/app/samsungIME.
  • Move the lib folder to system/lib.
  • Set the right permissions.
  • Reboot.

Please Note: Do not forget to enjoy the Galaxy S6 on your Android device. It works for me, if it works for you also don’t forget to hit Like. It will make me happy.


  1. Luis

    Mar 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I’ve done exactly as you said in my rooted one m8, but after all, nothing happens..

    • kunalpalekar

      Jun 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      It’s only for lollypop devices.

    • Aamst

      Mar 22, 2017 at 4:54 am

      This keyboard only works on touchwiz 5(Lollipop) based roms as I read in xda developers. not any other roms. So this rom can be installed only on samsung devices.

  2. Dori

    Mar 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Go to settings > Language & Input and switch the keyboard.

    • hungtv

      Apr 2, 2015 at 9:37 am

      not everything in Samsung Galaxy S6 Keyboard APK?

  3. iamgamer07

    Mar 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I am installing this keyboard on my galaxy Grand 2. I have downloaded this apk file but there is no app folder under system as u mentioned above. There is only one folder under system is temp. What should I do?

    • Dori

      Mar 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

      There is always an app folder under system folder. So look carefully. What file explorer are you using?

      • Wilson

        Jul 4, 2015 at 3:07 am

        Under the App folder, I haven’t seen the SamsungIME folder, do I have to create one, and just put the apk there?

    • Anthony

      Apr 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Are you rooted?

  4. iamgamer07

    Mar 30, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Default file exploree which comes with TouchWiz launcher

    • Dori

      Mar 30, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Have you rooted your phone because you will need a Root File Manager. Personally I use ES File Explorer, it’s free on Play Store.

  5. iamgamer07

    Apr 3, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I have rooted my Grand 2 but still there is no app folder under system. I tried with both ES File explorer as well as Root Browser but result was same. . what should I do right now?

  6. Dori

    Apr 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    There is always an app folder where are stored all the apk files of your installed apps.

  7. dresa

    Apr 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    It doesn’t work for me, too =(
    I did it like you wrote in your description =(

    • Dori

      Apr 14, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      What phone do you have and what Android version is it using?

      • dresa

        Apr 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm

        4.4.4 on my Samsung Galaxy S4, using CM11

        • Dori

          Apr 14, 2015 at 3:43 pm

          It will work only only on Lollipop ROMs. So I suggest to install CM12 and then try again..

  8. iamgamer07

    Apr 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    it’s dose not work for me also. I’m using grand 2 which is rooted phone and running on official KitKat 4.4.2. Please help me.

  9. Ryan

    Apr 16, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Tried doing it on rooted nexus 6 running stock android 5.1

  10. Nic

    Apr 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Not working on my rooted Note 4, followed instructions to the letter, and now my original keyboard doesnt work.

  11. rasta

    Apr 25, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    People, This apk ONLY! works on Lollipop Touchwiz Roms!
    So pretty much only S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4.

  12. emre4415

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    If this doesn’t work on Samsung Galaxy S4 CM12.1 (LOLLIPOP) ??

  13. mrin

    May 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

    i am using a xiaomi device with ressurection remix rom based on lollipop 5.1.1. and yes ,there is system/app folder. will this keyboard work or not?

    • Dori

      May 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

      No it won’t. It will work only on TouchWiz ROMS.

      • nex

        May 19, 2015 at 2:46 am

        Tried it on my s4 and set permission. Keep getting an error message of unfortunately not working. Lost my original keyboard now as well!

  14. Dari

    May 22, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    There is no SamsungIME Folder

  15. jagadish

    May 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    What permissions I have to give same ..

    • Rajeev

      Jan 16, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Permission is RW R R. This is called permission. U can use Root Explorer or ES file explorer. Personally i use Root Explorer

  16. Mazz Mansuri

    Jun 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    this is work on 4.4.4 stock rom?

  17. Mohammed

    Jun 28, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Can i download this on kitkat ?

  18. Imtisashi

    Aug 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I missed the part where it’s mentioned that only Lollipop roms support this keyboard.
    Flashed it on my i9082 with 4.2.2 stock rom.
    Is there any way I can retrieve my stock keyboard?
    Looked up on xda and found the SamsungIME.apk as well as a .odex
    I’m wondering if it’s the lib that got replaced that’s not making the new stock keyboard work.

  19. burim

    Sep 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Hi, will this work on the samsung galaxy A5 ? – Thanks.

  20. Alvin

    Oct 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I would like to know whether this APK can install other brand of android phone, for example ZTE, Sony and etc?

    I plan to install to my ZTE, and it is an android 5.0 version of phone. How to do, is that i must going to root my phone 1st?

    Do you mind to guide me how to root a phone in easily way?

    • Dori

      Oct 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      This apk will work only on TouchWiz ROMs.

  21. cyan

    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:10 am

    is there a way to make emotion icon larger ?
    it’s very small on s4.

  22. dwaklo

    Dec 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    for rooted phones only ?

  23. Rajeev

    Jan 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    So can u pls change the title to Only Samsung devices? Ur title misleads peoples here.. If its only for Samsung devices then u should change ur title my friend.. I have tried it in my Xperia Z2 LP 5.1.1 rooted ( my own custom rom) and not working.. My name is Rajeev and i am from XDA Developers

    • Dori

      Jan 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Thank you for letting me know that this doesn’t work on other devices. Since I use a Samsung device by myself I haven’t tried it on other phones. I can’t change the title because it’s indexed by Google but I put a note on the article so people will see that this will work only on Samsung devices.

      • Rajeev

        Jan 16, 2016 at 10:54 am

        Thanks for ur prompt reply my friend.. I really like the S6 keyboard. U have done a great job.. Thanks again..

  24. Jaboe

    Feb 2, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I think, your post titile should be rewritten. It is not for any Android phone. It is for (1) Touch wizard = Samsung phones only (2) Lollipop only.

  25. kevin

    Feb 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

    this won’t copy to my samsungime folder on my note 4 running rooted 5.1.1

    • james

      Feb 12, 2016 at 4:54 am

      use Root Fx File Explorer with Root enable Read write.. then copy but rename the old file or u will lose your old keyboard ok

  26. Nazrae

    Feb 18, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Hi there, I followed the instructions.. Copied the downloaded files to it’s respective folders. Checked the permissions, rw-r-r. Rebooted and select Samsung Keyboard and an error popped up, ‘Unfortunately, Samsung keyboard has stopped.’

    My device is Note 3 SM-N9005 running Lollipop (BOK1), rooted, used ES File Explorer file manager but still failed to run.

    Are there any other steps I missed?


  27. Ajaq

    Mar 1, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I try this keyboard on android 4.4.2 s4 gt-i9500 it not working at all after i upgrade android to lolipop 5.0.1 i do same thing change keyboard apk n change also.So Now it working perfectly on my phone thanks so much i like it so much such like use keyboard ios ??

  28. Niko H.

    Apr 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    How I do this on meizu MX5?

    • Dori

      Apr 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      It won’t work. Don’t try.

  29. Mark Justine Segovia

    Jun 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’m already puttug the apk file on tge system/app/samsungIME.
    But it doesn’t work. Then i go back to the browser and read the warning. It says that in only works on lollipop android phones., but my phone is Kitkat.
    Do you have for kitkat, please do a thing 🙁

  30. Tommy

    Jul 13, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Hi Dori. I have installed this on my Galaxy Tab S 8.4 on rooted stock 5.0.2. It has installed successfully, but it gets forced closed (Sorry, Samsung Keyboard has stopped) every time I try to open the keyboard or keyboard settings.
    I’ve installed both files in the correct locations with rw- r– r– permissions.
    Do you know how to fix this?

  31. demo

    Aug 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm


    This keyboard will work only in Samsung devices with Touchwiz Lollipop 5.0 +. Do not try it in any other device because it won’t work.###

    So why would someone want to root their samsung phone just to install samsung keyboard?

  32. hassan farooq malik

    Jan 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    hey buddy i am using infinix zero 3 with marshmallow 6.0 android version will you help me in showing settings ? how i can install .

  33. Anon

    Feb 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Do I have to root my phone for this to work?

  34. Edisson Fajardo

    Feb 22, 2017 at 3:49 am

    How do you set permissions can someone answer and help me ?

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