Default [GUIDE] How to Change DPI


My first guide for a simple task that many people do want to do from what I see-

- root access is needed
- file browser, I use Root Browser available on the play store

1. In your file browser navigate to /system and find the build.prop file:

2. Open with a text editor and find the line that says ro.sf.lcd_density=480. 480 is your current LCD density, 445 is the true density of the display - its set at 480 because apparently, Google wants things to be bigger. A bit too big for our liking it seems...

3. Change the value to whatever you want. Bigger value = everything becomes "bigger" and vice versa. Personally I feel that 445 is perfect but here are some screens of the N5 at other densities:




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How to Change DPI?