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[MOD] LCD Density - DIY!

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31st August 2010, 09:40 PM   |  #1  
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Ok guys, people seem to be having problems using the LCD Density changer app, so I am making this write up to help you out

If you would like to make your Droid X look like this...











Then follow these steps.

Method 1 - ADB

1. Download LCD Density w/ 2.2 market Fix - This also contains the 2.2 market fix (without the stagefright)
2. Put the build.prop in your android-sdk\tools folder
3. Connect your phone via usb, make sure it shows up with adb devices
4. adb remount
5. adb push build.prop /system/build.prop
6. adb reboot


Method 2 - Root Explorer

1. Copy the build.prop to the root of your SD card
2. Long press on build.prop
3. Select "Copy"
4. Navigate to /system
5. Click R/W in the top right corner
6. Paste, and overwrite
7. Reboot

Your screen will now look like this, giving you much more space. And If using ADW launcher, you can use 6 X 5 rows of icons!!

Now if you really like to do things yourself, in the build.prop..
Change
ro.sf.lcd_density=240
to
ro.sf.lcd_density=200

push, reboot.
If you want to revert back, just push this Stock Build prop back into place.

Credit to the guy who made LCD Density app, but it did not work with Droid X phone and koush's recovery installed. People had to SBF, so this post was necessary.
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31st August 2010, 09:50 PM   |  #2  
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does this change the resolution ? does it affect any apps from running correctly ?

Looks great, I think I'd like to try it. Just want to make sure it's safe I guess.
31st August 2010, 11:02 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by JustinD2473

does this change the resolution ? does it affect any apps from running correctly ?

Looks great, I think I'd like to try it. Just want to make sure it's safe I guess.

Its safe, I've tested and ran this in other forums.

You can read others trials here...

http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all...nsity-diy.html
1st September 2010, 12:19 AM   |  #4  
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Jacked mine up.. the method works fine, the only problem is that apps are completely screwy now.. the apps only show up in the original size so if your screen is 4 inches the app is only displaying in like 2.5 inches of space and the rest is just black now, also cause some fuzziness with some various icons in the notification bar ( battery etc).. definately gonna revert back
1st September 2010, 12:22 AM   |  #5  
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Jacked mine up.. the method works fine, the only problem is that apps are completely screwy now.. the apps only show up in the original size so if your screen is 4 inches the app is only displaying in like 2.5 inches of space and the rest is just black now, also cause some fuzziness with some various icons in the notification bar ( battery etc).. definately gonna revert back

Weird. Works perfect for me.
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Weird. Works perfect for me.

Only seemed to have resolution problems in the root explorer app, all other apps work fine Aside from that, i think 200 is probobly a little on the low side, may try 220 or 230 for a improvement
1st September 2010, 12:45 AM   |  #7  
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Yea I love it but a few of my apps are also little now. I'm gonna rock it tonight and see how I feel in the morning.

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1st September 2010, 01:03 AM   |  #8  
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Worked well for me as well.
Thanks very much.

FYI
I couldnt adb remount (got an error, not sure why but whatever)
I had to boot into recovery, then do an
Code:
adb shell
then just (assuming your modified build.prop is on the sdcard root)
Code:
mv /sdcard/build.prop /system
exit & reboot!
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230 was a good middle ground
1st September 2010, 05:03 AM   |  #10  
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Yeah, I like how it looks mostly but some apps don't strech which is kinda annoying. I'll give it a shot for a day or two and see what I think.

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