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I do appreciate your insight, even if it is a little condescending.

I changed the permissions on build.prop because choosing the "Root Explorer" option on ES File Explorer did not alone allow me to edit build.prop, and I downloaded the other app, because I haven't been able to find the "Mount as r/w" option in the latest version of ES File Explorer - it likely still exists, but, I admit, I can't find it. I've checked again this morning, and still can't find it. Nonetheless, I remounted the /system as r/w using the term, verified that it had indeed happened, and I still could not save the build.prop (which, incidentally, is back to its default 0644 (rw_r__r__) since I flashed the phone last night). Just for completeness, I also changed build.prop to 666 (rw_rw_rw_) again just now, and still could not save build.prop.

I will keep working on it, and if you, or anyone else, has any further suggestions, they are more than welcome.
I don't know why I'm being condescending.

ES seems to have changed and removed the setting for mount r/w. It doesn't even prompt for root access so this probably isn't the tool for you.

Anyway, do NOT change permissions of files. Use a root explorer that works. i recommend "root explorer".

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That is it exactly. I'm glad to know, though, that I shouldn't choose such a low density on my spiffy new higher resolution device.
Because it is too small. You won't be able to see anything or touch anything.

dpi explanation

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51520848


Here is what 160 looks like on a screen with our resolution







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Haha. They're just the ones with a user interface

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A bit excessive, don't you think? On a custom ROM too.
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A bit excessive, don't you think? On a custom ROM too.
No. I need them to give me the functions I need. It's no more excessive than having installed 18 apps to do what the OS doesn't

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True, I guess it's Android anyways and it won't impact it too much unless you mess something up significantly.
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FYI, I installed ROM Toolbox Lite, which includes, among other things, a build.prop editor. That build.prop editor was able to successfully edit the LCD density. I tried 360 to start with, and it seems decent so far. I really appreciate being warned away from trying 160 right off the bat.
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FYI, I installed ROM Toolbox Lite, which includes, among other things, a build.prop editor. That build.prop editor was able to successfully edit the LCD density. I tried 360 to start with, and it seems decent so far. I really appreciate being warned away from trying 160 right off the bat.
Lowest you can really use is 281, as 280 and under goes to tablet UI, and it scales everything down way more. I use a density of 300 with a larger dpi nav bar so it doesn't look small.
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