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[Mod][4.2.2] Multi DPI stock apps for s4 9500/9505[updated 30/6/13]

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8th May 2013, 02:55 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all,
Hope most of you people know about changing DPI stuffs, if somebody is new to DPI mods and stuffs then lets have a small explanation here

So what is DPI?

Every android device has a stock dpi(Dots Per Inch) value based on the screen size and resolution. Devices like galaxy s2 has a stock dpi of 240, s3 has 320 and the value increases based on the screen resolution. The DPI values tells android how much pixel it should cover on the actual screen.

Why should i change DPI?

Though most of the people are comfortable with bigger icons,texts and windows many people consider it as a waste of space. With a big screen display in hand its better to have more space on screen so that the screen can hold more data.
So lower DPI values gives you more screen space to work.

What happens when i change DPI?

Once you change your DPI, all the content on your screen looks smaller and thus giving a HD look. Simply imagine this example, what happens to your screen on your pc when you change the screen resolution from 1280 x 720 to say 1920 x 1080. Changing DPI reproduces the same effect on android.

How to change DPI?

There are many apps in the market that allows you to change DPI, i prefer manual method which is pretty simple.

Steps:

1.Install root explorer.
2.Goto system folder in root.
3.Open build.prop in text editor.
4. Find the line
Code:
ro.sf.lcd.density=480
5. Change the value to
Code:
ro.sf.lcd.density=320(Or whatever DPI you want)
6. Reboot

Sample screenshot:


You can see the difference in the above screen shot, the image on the left side is taken with stock 480 dpi, the image on the right side is taken with 320 DPI

Downside of changing DPI?

Though all 3rd party apps work fine with modded DPI some stock apps wont scale properly on the screen which will look annoying. Hence the reason for this thread to fix the unscaled apps.

Apps that wont fit properly

* Lock Screen ------ (Fix available in post 2)
* Dialer -------------(Fix available in post 3)
* Gallery-------------(Fix available in post 3)
* Stock Camera------(Fix available in post 4)
* Calculator
* few more that i havent noticed yet.


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Multi DPI lockscreen fix
Standard disclaimer : flash at your own risk

Changing the dpi reduces the unlock area in the lockscreen, here is the mod that fixes the issue.

Screenshot:


How to:
* Download the attached zip.
* Flash via CWM.

Note:
* This mod has been tested working with 9500 odexed roms. SHould work on 9505 too.

Downloads:
Warning: mod not working with latest MEA series rom, will fix it in the upcoming days
Media fire link for lockscreen fix


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Thumbs up Dialer DPI mods V2 updated 30/6/2013
Adding Dialer DPI mods in this post.

Changelog:

V2 30/6/2013
* multi dpi compatible
* precisely aligned manually.

How to:
* Download the attached zip.
* Flash via CWM.

Note:
* This mod has been tested working with 9500 odexed roms. Should work on 9505 too.
* Tested working fine on my MF8 rom.

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File Type: zip multi dpi dialer s4 v2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (562.7 KB, 1146 views)
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multi DPI Stock Camera & multi dpi Gallery updated 30/6/2013
All Camera DPI mods and Gallery mods will be added in this post

Screenshots:


Changelog:

V2 ---------30/6/2013
* multi dpi compatible
* supports MEA and later versions

V1
*Initial release

How to:
* Download the attached zip.
* Flash via CWM.

Note:
* This mod has been tested working with 9500 odexed roms. Should work on 9505 too.
* Tested working fine on my MF8 rom.

Known issues:
* Picture thumbnail preview is not yet aligned.
* Some misc issues that i havent noted

Downloads in attachment

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File Type: zip multi DPI camera.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.05 MB, 1056 views)
File Type: zip multi DPI gallery.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.06 MB, 551 views)
File Type: zip multi_DPI_gallery v2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.22 MB, 713 views)
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Hello good idea but how do you make change dpi ? Because i have tried and i had many fc

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LOL, and here comes the DPI maniac

Thanks Bala, and as always, keep it up.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by D.O.C

LOL, and here comes the DPI maniac

Thanks Bala, and as always, keep it up.

Can't use with stock dpi more than few days lol

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It is ok me too

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---------- Post added at 03:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:26 PM ----------

Do you can add plume application ?

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Nice, can't wait!
Been running 380dpi since I rooted the device (which was right after I took it out of the box )

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