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Can someone pls tell me how can i make let's say Resurrection Remix look like SlimKAT ? (interface is smaller and icons are small)
 
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Ca someone pls tell me how can i make let's say Resurrection Remix look like SlimKAT ?
Both look similar as both are AOSP rom

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Can someone pls tell me how can i make let's say Resurrection Remix look like SlimKAT ? (interface is smaller and icons are small)
The difference is that by default SlimKAT has a lower DPI than other AOSP ROMs.
All AOSP ROMs run on 240 DPI while SlimKAT comes on 180.

All you need to do is edit build.prop file in /system folder
In build.prop you need to find and alter this line
ro.sf.lcd_density=240
Just find and change the value of 240 to 180 (or 160,170,190,200 etc, larger value, larger icons but don't go too low, stick to 150 minimum)

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Follow these steps, and this applies to all ROMs,

1. Install a Root Explorer. I'll be using ES Explorer.
2. Give it root permission to access the Root Explorer mode.
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3. Click the Root Explorer to get the following menu, and choose "MOUNT R/W" to mount /system partition in read/write mode.
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5. Copy and paste it somewhere as a backup

Now you have two options, either Open and Edit it right there or copy build.prop to your PC and edit it using any utility like Notepad++.
If you use your PC to edit the file, you will have to copy and overwrite the original file with rw--r--r-- permissions (can be found by selecting build.prop in ES and selecting it's properties).

NOTE: /system will go back to Read only mode after each reboot, if you get any error unable to edit/copy build.prop you probably haven't mounted the /system partition as R/W.
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Thanx alot for the info ! can u pls tell how do i change the icons size ?
 
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Thanx alot for the info ! can u pls tell how do i change the icons size ?
The DPI will automatically change the icons size unless the launcher you are on has it's own settings for it.

The Google Launcher (or KitKat launchers) are known to make the icons blurry on too low DPI, and still keep the icons a little big.
Some launchers like Next Launcher have inbuilt settings for editing icons, like changing their display size.
Other launchers make the icons smaller when you increase the grid-size for the home-screen and the app-drawer

There is no system mod that I know of that makes your icons smaller, the DPI makes room for more icons to fit in and then it's upto the launcher to use it.
 
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The DPI will automatically change the icons size unless the launcher you are on has it's own settings for it.

The Google Launcher (or KitKat launchers) are known to make the icons blurry on too low DPI, and still keep the icons a little big.
Some launchers like Next Launcher have inbuilt settings for editing icons, like changing their display size.
Other launchers make the icons smaller when you increase the grid-size for the home-screen and the app-drawer

There is no system mod that I know of that makes your icons smaller, the DPI makes room for more icons to fit in and then it's upto the launcher to use it.
Thank you very much ! I took your advice and installed Nova Launcher.
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