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By lamenramen, Senior Member on 2nd May 2014, 05:49 AM
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Hello,

I read that the S5 screen can go pretty bright, but only in certain situations and it's not controllable by the user.
Is there a hack that can allow me to set the screen brightness to be at its true max?

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2nd May 2014, 05:58 AM |#2  
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Hello,

I read that the S5 screen can go pretty bright, but only in certain situations and it's not controllable by the user.
Is there a hack that can allow me to set the screen brightness to be at its true max?

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the only way you can set a screen to max is by using auto-brightness. The note 3 had that max brightness but only using stock auto-brightness. I dont think there is way to mod that as the screen has a protection in order to prevent overheating
3rd May 2014, 12:07 AM |#3  
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isn't it already bright enough at 600+nits?

its the brightest phone that exists
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isn't it already bright enough at 600+nits?

its the brightest phone that exists

It is only that bright in direct sunlight. Normal max brightness is 351 nits. I believe it's 698 nits in direct sunlight. I believe OP is asking if there is a way to make it stay closer to the 698, via software hack.

To answer your question, even if it is the brightest phone out there, it still sucks in sunlight. In my honest opinion.

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3rd May 2014, 04:30 AM |#5  
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It is only that bright in direct sunlight. Normal max brightness is 351 nits. I believe it's 698 nits in direct sunlight. I believe OP is asking if there is a way to make it stay closer to the 698, via software hack.

To answer your question, even if it is the brightest phone out there, it still sucks in sunlight. In my honest opinion.

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Oh ok. Didn't know that

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Oh ok. Didn't know that

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Yea I literally just read about it the day before I posted that. I would like to see something like this too. Would be pretty cool!

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10th October 2014, 12:21 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by lamenramen

Hello,

I read that the S5 screen can go pretty bright, but only in certain situations and it's not controllable by the user.
Is there a hack that can allow me to set the screen brightness to be at its true max?

Thanks

You might see if this Note II hack works for you. I have no idea if it will and it's possible it may simply brick you.
Requires root:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2008197
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Any new information maybe??
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Any new information maybe??


Search on Youtube "Hacking max brightness into AOSP for Samsung Galaxy Note 3"
and download the apps to hack your maximum brightness I dont know for sure if its working on S5 but on my S4 GT-I9506 (snapdragon800) makes a huge difference The GT-I9506 has a bit brighter screen in addition to the classic S4 around 5-10% and the classic S4 GT-I9505 can hit 475nits with autobrightness in direct sunlight so maybe my phone hits more than 500nits but I dont care about nits because the phone is really very bright!
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