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Hi all,

I could be wrong, but the fonts and icons (UI in general) on the M8 seems to be awfully big. I've tried editing the build.prop to a different dpi but it gets reverted back to default (480).

I've tried xposed and per app settings for a temp fix on some of the chat applications, it works, but that's not efficient.

Anyone got a way to change the dpi on our M8?

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pull the build.prop via adb
edit with notepad ++ to the dpi u want
reboot phone into TWRP
adb push /sdcard/build.prop
adb shell
mount /system
cp -p /sdcard/build.prop /system/
chmod 777 the build.prop
reboot
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pull the build.prop via adb
edit with notepad ++ to the dpi u want
reboot phone into TWRP
adb push /sdcard/build.prop
adb shell
mount /system
cp -p /sdcard/build.prop /system/
chmod 777 the build.prop
reboot
Did that, and the phone wouldn't boot now..

All I did was modifying the build.prop, pushed it, copied the file over, chmod.
 
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Did that, and the phone wouldn't boot now..

All I did was modifying the build.prop, pushed it, copied the file over, chmod.
Fixed. The phone wouldn't boot with a 777 build.prop.
 
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Fixed. The phone wouldn't boot with a 777 build.prop.
odd i always do 777 on mine and it works lol. either way glad u got it working.
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odd i always do 777 on mine and it works lol. either way glad u got it working.
I haven't tried the modded build.prop with 644 yet, just reverted back to stock. Will try that later lol.
 
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644 should work

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What DPI did you choose, are all the apps still working?

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Chmod the modded build.prop to 644, it works flawless.

Widgets don't scale properly, blinkfeed works, everything else works as is. Most htc app didn't change dpi.

Changed to Nova launcher and everything looks much better.


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Chmod the modded build.prop to 644, it works flawless.

Widgets don't scale properly, blinkfeed works, everything else works as is. Most htc app didn't change dpi.

Changed to Nova launcher and everything looks much better.


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