How to Change App Icons on Your Galaxy Note 3 Without a Third-Party Launcher
Samsung devices may dominate the Android market, but that doesn't mean everybody loves TouchWiz, the user interface on all of their smartphones and tablets. It's difficult to modify, comes with lots of bloatware, and isn't much to look at, to say the least.
The solution is easy—install a third-party launcher. But ditching Samsung's proprietary skin often means giving up some features that make the device special in the first place, so instead of that, let's just make TouchWiz better.
For this guide, we'll be using an app called WizIconizer from Android dev sabeersas, and since it's not available in Google Play, you'll have to download it from the link below.
In future updates to WizIconizer, you'll be able to choose and download icon packs not available on Google Play directly from the Online tab in the app.
To select your desired icon pack, just long-press on the one you want listed under the Local tab, then hit Apply.
If this is the first time using WizIconizer, you'll need to Grant Superuser access. Then just Restart your device for the new app icons to appear on your home screen.
Once your device is back up, your icons will be changed. Depending on your apps, some may not have changed—especially less popular ones. Stock Google apps and others like Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Xposed, etc. will all have new icons.
To get back your stock TouchWiz app icons, tap on the Menu button while you're in WizIconizer and select the Restore Default Icons setting that appears at the bottom.
Your device will then restart and restore your stock app icons.