How to change the screen resolution to 720p for more performance in games and apps.

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Joel Oliveira

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Firstly we have to change the DPI of the screen. To do this go to the build.prop in /system and edit the line: ro.sf.lcd_density=480 to 320. (I like to use 315dpi).
Save the edited build.prop.
Now with APP ScreenSettings let's change the resolution to 720p.
Link to download APP: ScreenSettings

When opening the app, allow ROOT access and select "use a custom screen size" and type "4.5" OK.
Now under "Aspect Ratio" select 16: 9, and drag the resolution selection bar to 1280x720. Make sure that "Auto DPI selection" is selected. And press APPLY.
The system will do a quick reboot, and will start with large letters and objects. Then restart again, but a full reboot now, so that the build.prop DPI will take effect. :good:
 
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SoNic67

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The G4 Plus screen is not 4.5", the method in the first post is for a G4.
G4 Plus screen is 5.5" diagonal, 1920x1080, 401 ppi. So the ppi for 720 should be something like 267...
 
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Joel Oliveira

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The G4 Plus screen is not 4.5", the method in the first post is for a G4.
G4 Plus screen is 5.5" diagonal, 1920x1080, 401 ppi. So the ppi for 720 should be something like 267...
yes, I know it's 5.5, but I put 4.5 only to show the 720p resolution with the dpi326. But I believe it works when you type 5.5 too. I have a Moto G4 XT1625 (5.5 1080p).

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Firstly we have to change the DPI of the screen. To do this go to the build.prop in /system and edit the line: ro.sf.lcd_density=480 to 320. (I like to use 315dpi).
Save the edited build.prop.
Now with APP ScreenSettings let's change the resolution to 720p.
Link to download APP: ScreenSettings

When opening the app, allow ROOT access and select "use a custom screen size" and type "4.5" OK.
Now under "Aspect Ratio" select 16: 9, and drag the resolution selection bar to 1280x720. Make sure that "Auto DPI selection" is selected. And press APPLY.
The system will do a quick reboot, and will start with large letters and objects. Then restart again, but a full reboot now, so that the build.prop DPI will take effect. :good:

When I click download.......
The Link you provided takes me to a cloud page where it tells me my ip is over my limit.
I have never been to that page before.
It wants me to purchase a cloud page.
Am I missing something ?

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Actually it could be still much more simple.

Download any terminal emulator apk, i use "Material Terminal" (you'll need root permissions).

- Type the following commands:

# su
# wm density 320
# wm size 720x1280

That's all.
Thank You This works for me. :good:
Question: Boot Animation is now off screen is there a way to fix this or do I need a different Boot Animation ?
Thank you
 
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cyrill2211

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Actually it could be still much more simple.

Download any terminal emulator apk, i use "Material Terminal" (you'll need root permissions).

- Type the following commands:

# su
# wm density 320
# wm size 720x1280

That's all.

What are the commands for us to revert back to the original? Is it 480 and 1080x1920??
 
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    Actually it could be still much more simple.

    Download any terminal emulator apk, i use "Material Terminal" (you'll need root permissions).

    - Type the following commands:

    # su
    # wm density 320
    # wm size 720x1280

    That's all.
    2
    Firstly we have to change the DPI of the screen. To do this go to the build.prop in /system and edit the line: ro.sf.lcd_density=480 to 320. (I like to use 315dpi).
    Save the edited build.prop.
    Now with APP ScreenSettings let's change the resolution to 720p.
    Link to download APP: ScreenSettings

    When opening the app, allow ROOT access and select "use a custom screen size" and type "4.5" OK.
    Now under "Aspect Ratio" select 16: 9, and drag the resolution selection bar to 1280x720. Make sure that "Auto DPI selection" is selected. And press APPLY.
    The system will do a quick reboot, and will start with large letters and objects. Then restart again, but a full reboot now, so that the build.prop DPI will take effect. :good:
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    This will improve performance of device? Can you explain how?

    Probably because a lower resolution will result in more frames per second.
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    I'll suggest you to get 144Hz Screen to see those extra frames
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