Root Froyo: Resolution Tweak

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by IzelTokatl, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member
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    ok, so I just got this info from Android Central.

    And thanks to LexusBrian400, on XDA. This is originally tweaked for Droid X, and I have confirmed it does work on the Eris (froyo roms).

    Find your Build.prop file in the /system/ directory
    (make a copy for backup protection)

    then look for the setting stating "density" (if you open it in notepad or something use Ctrl-F)

    default setting is 160

    The lower value means more resolution and smaller icons, text and more room on your screen.

    value 100 is just way to small for me, but you get TONS of room heh.

    I am using a value of 140 for some added space. Some people may want to increase font size. And be warned some apps may not like this higher resolution (handyCalc doesn't increase size it actually shows a black border). Although at my value I dont see any negatives... yet.


    once the file is updated, save it and overwrite the original.


    Using Root Explorer

    1. Copy the build.prop to the root of your SD card
    2. Long press on build.prop
    3. Select "Copy"
    4. Navigate to /system
    5. Click R/W in the top right corner
    6. Paste, and overwrite
    7. Reboot


    Please note you will have color banding issues depending on the resolution you set it to.


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    Updated

    Looks like LauncherPro folders dont work with this tweak, I just get crashing when trying to open up folders. Other than that, it seems to work with no real issues.
     

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  2. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member
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    ok here are some screenshots:

    default 160 vs custom 140

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    The only real issue is HandyCalc from my own testing. The programmer must have hard set the screen resolution size so it doesn't auto adjust like all other apps. Galcon didn't change at all, everything else adjusted to a smaller size, text etc. Gallery pictures when viewing didn't change at all.

    As I stated before, in LauncherPro the folders would crash upon open with the adjusted resolution, I dont have this crashing issue in ADW. Launcher Pro folder will not work (until its programming is adjust, but highly unlikely since most people wont change this density setting)
     
  3. Chopstick2U

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    screens won't load for me...
     
  4. MOS95B

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    Sorry, haven't had a chance to use this in a while....
     

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