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[MOD] LCD Density on Desire // Bigger screen.

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By l1nuxfre4k, Senior Member on 13th September 2010, 04:38 PM
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Hi all.
I thought i give you a little hint what you can do with your Desire.
Have you always wanted a bigger screen?
Now there is a way.
It's been known for a while but not many people done it on Desire what i've seen.
You do it by changing LCD Density.
The original is 240.
A good value is 200.
You cannot do this on the phone because we dont have full root
You can do it with 2 ways.
Either use ADB
Or just simple edit a ROM
I will add this feature soon to my kitchen so you all can do it easy.
If you want to do it in a ROM now this is how.
1. Unzip the rom
2. Go to the sytem folder and open build.prop in notepad.
3. Find lcd.density, the current value should be 240.
4. Change it to 200
5. zip the ROM
6 factory reset
7. flash the ROM
8 and you are now set to go with a bigger screen ^^ kind of

ADB method:
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Originally Posted by Lennyuk

adb pull /system/build.prop

Edit the file save

adb push build.prop /system/build.prop

Thanks lennyuk

UPDATE:
It now works with the app from market!
also
DONT F****KING forget to turn off compatibility mode :=)
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13th September 2010, 04:42 PM |#2  
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will this work with AMOLED?
13th September 2010, 04:43 PM |#3  
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it works with any android device
13th September 2010, 04:46 PM |#4  
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How does it work :eek:
Kinda confused...


Maybe some pictures would help
13th September 2010, 04:46 PM |#5  
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Hmmm .. So basically what will v c different ? Could someone explain a little more in detail with screens if possible.

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13th September 2010, 04:47 PM |#6  
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I guess it's like altering the "dpi" setting under WinMo...
13th September 2010, 04:49 PM |#7  
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basically it makes your screen look a bit "zoomed out" i.e. smaller (so you get more on the screen.

Or alternative increase the number to make your phone more "zoomed in" i.e. everything is bigger, fit less on the screen.
13th September 2010, 04:52 PM |#8  
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Sounds interesting....screenshots would be nice to compare the difference between 240 and 200
13th September 2010, 04:56 PM |#9  
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i.imgur.com/DJ8gm.jpg
i.imgur.com/06Vt6.jpg
i.imgur.com/j62Ee.jpg

a few pictures.
might not show very well.
You fit a lot more on the screen.
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Hmmmm .. Not bad . Get around 2 lines extra visibility ... Its like increasing resolution of our phones . What would u recommend the real recommended resolution; 200 or the current 240, for our amoled Desire's ?


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13th September 2010, 05:09 PM |#11  
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I would stay on 200.
But try less if u like
It gets bigger hehe


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