[HOW-TO] make apps that don't scale ...scale :)

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By clubtech, Senior Member on 1st November 2010, 11:17 PM
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This works on most apps that don't scale to fit the entire screen, minus a few gameloft games.
This fixed for me Engadget, speed test and some other apps that just filled a small part of the screen.

The process is completely safe and reversible. no root required:
It seems that the stock firmware comes with "Compatibility mode" enabled by default and this is preventing from some apps to scale.
To fix this download space parts from the market.

- Open spare parts.
- Scroll all the way to "compatibility mode". it is unchecked, check it. if there is already a check mark there, uncheck and check it.
- reboot phone
- open spare parts again
- Scroll all the way to "compatibility mode". uncheck it.
- reboot phone
- done.

now apps like engadget will scale to fill the entire screen.

NOTE: it seems that in the latest version on some firmware version this options is disabled by default so most apps *should* scale.
If apps like engadget already scale for you - you do not need to do this.
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1st November 2010, 11:49 PM |#2  
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Nice!! Thanks for your tip:)

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2nd November 2010, 03:57 AM |#3  
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Hurray that solved reckless racing not working full screen !!

Thank you for the share
2nd November 2010, 09:04 AM |#4  
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Youre a charmer mate, thank you.

EDIT: works on reckless racing but not retro defense. Probably scales xml only...
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2nd November 2010, 11:24 AM |#5  
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You're a God... That engadget thing has been bugging the &?!&"#/& out of me! Thank you!!
2nd November 2010, 09:56 PM |#6  
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thats nice and it works


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3rd November 2010, 12:35 AM |#7  
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Great Job!!!
I suppose all Gameloft game aren't working, right?
3rd November 2010, 01:00 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by zerocool76

Great Job!!!
I suppose all Gameloft game aren't working, right?

Some Gameloft titles scale better than others.
NOVA scales well.
UNO not so much.
Asphalt 5, some say it scales well. for me it is not. maybe u used an older version.
3rd November 2010, 07:49 PM |#9  
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This is great, but it makes one of my fav launchers go weird... I love UltimateFaves pro... using this trick suddenly makes the carousels tiny I use the carosel to put call and sms favs.... great way for me to send out sms fast to the few I always msg...

I would definetely use this trick as it seems to only help some apps scale right (most in my case). Does anyone know how to NOT let it try scale/affect certain apps like this one?
5th November 2010, 07:31 PM |#10  
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This Program is work with any not fix resolution programs but not work with fix resolution prgrams.
some fix resolutio progams will be not open or smaller displays than original display and problem with sensor for game too. I try to play hungry Shark is full screen but sensor is slowly than original display
6th November 2010, 07:25 PM |#11  
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For phones?
Is it possible to use this on my HTC Hero in combination with LCD Resizer?

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