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[APP] [NO ROOT] [4.3+] UI Tuner (Version 2.4)

13th August 2014, 05:56 PM |#1  
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UI Tuner is a small app that can alter your phone's default window settings like density, screen size and overscan area without rebooting.

For overscanning, this picture from may help you understand what it is if you're not familier with it:

It's equelivant to setting overscan like this: 96, 54, 96, 54 [LEFT, TOP, RIGHT, BOTTOM]

Changes persist after rebooting!
Based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP), this app works only on 4.3+
Changes cannot be reverted unless you reboot your phone and use this app or adb commands:

adb shell wm density reset
adb shell wm size reset
adb shell wm overscan reset

Tested on:
  • HTC ONE M7
  • HTC Wildfire S [CyanogenMod 4.4.2+]
  • Lenovo S820 (ROW_4G) [4.4.2]
  • Nexus 7 2012 [CayanogenMod 11 m9]
  • OnePlus One (bacon) [4.4.2 XNPH25R]
  • Samsung GALAXY Ace Plus GT-S7500 [SpeedMod 4.4.2 Build 2.5] [Stock 2.3.6]
  • Samsung GALAXY S2 Plus
  • Samsung GALAXY S3 [CayanogenMod 11]
  • Samsung GALAXY S5 [stock]
  • Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7) P3100 [CyanogenMod 11 4.4.2]
  • Sony Xperia Z-Ultra

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Change log:
  • Version 2.4:
    • No root: changing Density, Screen size and Overscan no longer needs root access on any device running Android 4.3 or later versions!
    • Faster effects: Since we no longer use root mode except for restarting / rebooting.
  • Version 2.3:
    • Added density and screen size presets (long click their text boxes).
    • Optimised per app settings display and service persistence.
  • Version 2.2:
    • Fixed: force close issue in start up if Set on boot option wasn't ticked.
    • Reduced apk file size a little bit.
  • Version 2.1:
    • Fixed: force close issue in start up if Set on boot option wasn't ticked.
  • Version 2.0:
    • Added auto start service option.
    • Renamed to UI Tuner
    • First release on Google play.
      Google play link
  • Version 1.2 Beta:
    • Added some animations (Fade in and out).
    • Added per app settings which needs the newly added GET TASKS permission, click START to monitor running apps. .
    • Added Russian and German translations, thanks to @pavik62 and @w0rinal
  • Version 1.1 Beta:
    • Supports Android 4.3+.
    • Added XDA Thread link.
    • Added Set on boot option.
    • Added Keep Settings dialog.
    • Added Auto SystemUI (and other apps) restarter.
    • Added Reboot (Soft, Normal, Recovery, Bootloader)
  • Version 1.0:
    • Initial release.

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15th August 2014, 04:56 PM |#2  
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Thanks for sharing! Works well on my S3 with CM11.
15th August 2014, 05:18 PM |#3  
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Works on an S5 running stock
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A video showing this off would be awesome!
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I'll give it a try on my Shield. Thanks for sharing your app.
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HTC ONE M7 works fine.
Add the Russian language.
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15th August 2014, 07:17 PM |#8  
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What about the permissions? Can anybody explain that?
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Overall great app but I'm missing two things you could add:
1. Something that will restart systemui after applying settings
2. "flash-to-disable" zip would be also nice

[!] Belive me you don't want to set resolution to more than GPU can do

[Q] How to disable this from recovery?? I already removed it from /data/app and /data/data. I also wiped and reflashed system
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Does it have a "Keep Settings" popup window (like windows etc) in case someone really screws up overscan?

Looking at the post above mine maybe it really needs something?
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