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By BuddyJoe83, Senior Member on 2nd February 2012, 06:30 PM
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Thought I'd share a 'fix' for your TouchPads if you don't want to be tied to 120 or 160 dpi (which btw look good but still..).

Now we all now the edit build.prop or dpi change apps but this one is pretty neat.
It allows you to manually set your desired DPI (f.e. 132 as the TP should be) but also comes with a solution for 'breaking' your market. The app will Fix your Market compatibility issues by modding your Market.apk into thinking you are using the market at f.e. 120 DPI. You can do this for any DPI change

Guide:

1) Install LCD Density Modder Pro here (official Android Market link)
2) Open app (only for root users but if you are running Android on your TP...)
3) set your DPI
4) Save as System DPI (perma + reboot) or
4a) Temp Apply (fast reboot and is merely there to see if your chosen DPI looks good)
5) after reboot hit "Fix Market compatibility issues"

6) Download modded Market.apk for the PDI you want the market to think you have (either 120 or 160 DPI, depends which file you installed from CM9)
7) Install Mod
8) Asks you to reboot so that the 'new' Market.apk works

9) voilá!

(note: instructions will also appear when opening app)

I hope this isn't considered something 'not done' on this forum as I am merely linking to an official apk on the market and points TP users in the right direction.

Good luck!

ps: credits go to anthonyjcasagrande aka theb1rdm4n for developing
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2nd February 2012, 11:22 PM |#2  
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great write up! will be sure to do this when i actually get my touchpad lol
3rd February 2012, 01:27 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by BuddyJoe83

1) Install LCD Density Modder Pro here (official Android Market link)

That's gotta be the most expensive app on the market, 3 dollars to change 3 digits? Craaaaaaaaaaaaazy...
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3rd February 2012, 06:03 AM |#4  
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If you look at it that way, yes... but handy for peeps, ofcourse can just edit the build.prop but it allows you to receive fixed market aswell for any DPI.

Anyways only posted so peeps know of it's availibility

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3rd February 2012, 12:57 PM |#5  
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DPI changer by innodroid is free with the same result, also on Market.
3rd February 2012, 01:27 PM |#6  
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DPI changer by innodroid is free with the same result, also on Market.

That also changes your DPI for you yes, the app won't 'fix' the market issues for you though.

There is a thread out there that lets you install a modded Market.apk, but the app I describe does it both, but you are right.. there are a lot of ways to do it. This one does it in both.

Not saying this app is the holy grail but a handy tool.
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I know there is a thread over on rootzwiki with instructions on how to get the market to work after changing the DPI.

Three bucks to change the DPI is a really nutz.
4th February 2012, 02:13 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by BuddyJoe83

Thought I'd share a 'fix' for your TouchPads if you don't want to be tied to 120 or 160 dpi (which btw look good but still..).

Now we all now the edit build.prop or dpi change apps but this one is pretty neat.
It allows you to manually set your desired DPI (f.e. 132 as the TP should be) but also comes with a solution for 'breaking' your market. The app will Fix your Market compatibility issues by modding your Market.apk into thinking you are using the market at f.e. 120 DPI. You can do this for any DPI change

Guide:

1) Install LCD Density Modder Pro here (official Android Market link)
2) Open app (only for root users but if you are running Android on your TP...)
3) set your DPI
4) Save as System DPI (perma + reboot) or
4a) Temp Apply (fast reboot and is merely there to see if your chosen DPI looks good)
5) after reboot hit "Fix Market compatibility issues"

6) Download modded Market.apk for the PDI you want the market to think you have (either 120 or 160 DPI, depends which file you installed from CM9)
7) Install Mod
8) Asks you to reboot so that the 'new' Market.apk works

9) voilá!

(note: instructions will also appear when opening app)

I hope this isn't considered something 'not done' on this forum as I am merely linking to an official apk on the market and points TP users in the right direction.

Good luck!




I thank it's a great apk. easy
4th February 2012, 02:51 PM |#9  
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Hey guys, for ages I've been hearing people talk about changing LCD density etc and decided to give it a try using this app (free version).

Anyway, I changed the dpi on my S2 from 240 to 160 and although it looks much better in most instances, the actual homescreen/s are much smaller with only about 60% being used up.

Is this normal? I was under the impression that only the icon sizes would change but not the entire homescreen.

The dock is still at the bottom however but a large part above that is empty.

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4th February 2012, 04:46 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by sxi200

Hey guys, for ages I've been hearing people talk about changing LCD density etc and decided to give it a try using this app (free version).

Anyway, I changed the dpi on my S2 from 240 to 160 and although it looks much better in most instances, the actual homescreen/s are much smaller with only about 60% being used up.

Is this normal? I was under the impression that only the icon sizes would change but not the entire homescreen.

The dock is still at the bottom however but a large part above that is empty.

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is the space entirely not usable?
After you have rebooted to make the DPI changes take effect, you often have to redrag the apps (and widgets) you use from your apps screen to your homescreen(s).

When changing the build.prop I always 'clear' my homescreens to be sure and then replace what I want.

Changing your DPI however shouldn't make a big proportion of your screen not usable.

Also I can recommend this thread for 'mobile' issues since I only use this app on my Touchpad. It's the b1rdm4n's original thread about his app
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