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Benjiro

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How to run ADB on Windows for the MediaPad X2 ( and probably other Huawei devices ) :

* Windows: Download the HiSuite from Huawei ( for the adb drivers )
http://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/HiSuite_en/

* Windows: Download the adb 15 second installer ( and install with admin level )
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979

* Smartphone/Tablet: Set your device to USB debug mode
- Go to Setting - About Phone
- Press 7 times on the Build number until you see a message that you have access to the developer options
- Go to Setting - Developer options
- Enable "USB debugging"

* Windows: Run the abd command
- Search for cmd, right click and select "Run as Administrator"
or
- Go to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe, right click and "Run as Administrator"

* CMD box:Enter the following commands:
- cd c:\adb
- run the command you need.

For instance to change the DPI for your phone / smartphone:
- adb shell wm density 280 ( or whatever number you need. The X2 runs at 400, the Sony Z Ultra runs at 320 ).

Reboot your device after making changes
 
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elio321

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Can you post some screen shots of the X2 running in 280dpi please ?

What the advantages of changing the dpi ? is it you can get more on the screen ?

Is it possible to change dpi using an app and could it be set on a "per app" basis ?

I don't want to screw up EMUI

Thanks

Mark

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Benjiro

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Can you post some screen shots of the X2 running in 280dpi please ?

What the advantages of changing the dpi ? is it you can get more on the screen ?

Is it possible to change dpi using an app and could it be set on a "per app" basis ?

I don't want to screw up EMUI

Thanks

Mark

Sent from GEM-703L on 3 network in UK using XDA Free app

The dpi changes can always be undone. So you are not going to screw up EMUI.

Here are some pictures that ajsmsg78 posted:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62462003&postcount=12

You gain about 60% more content on your screen in Chrome etc... At 400 ( default ) dpi, the X2 its screen content is nothing but a oversized smartphone. With 280dpi, its a tablet with way more usable area.

At first i also doubted if it was worth the effort, because it took me a long time to figure out all the steps. That is why i wrote this manual, so its way more easy for other people. Will it screw up EMUI, yea, for a part:

The new installed program icon's will have a green area. The basic 5x5 will not change size with the new DPI ( because Hauwei is so stupid as to hardcode the grid size around the 400 dpi ). But you can use any other launcher instead of the EMUI launcher. I kind of like Action 3 ( Action launcher 3.5 ) as a replacement.

The few disadvantages are really few, compared to the massive gains you get. The Sony Z Ultra was running in 320dpi and still had chrome in smartphone mode ( no tabs etc ). 280dpi on the Sony's 6.4" was not feasible. But on this 7" X2, 280dpi is the perfect size and it opens up several programs there tabled mode.
 
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ajsmsg78

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Can you post some screen shots of the X2 running in 280dpi please ?

What the advantages of changing the dpi ? is it you can get more on the screen ?

Is it possible to change dpi using an app and could it be set on a "per app" basis ?

I don't want to screw up EMUI

Thanks

Mark

Sent from GEM-703L on 3 network in UK using XDA Free app


Make sure you check these threads daily. A lot of stuff gets posted that you may not have seen and then the same questions get asked over and over again. You could even start a new thread in the Q&A section asking for someone to post pictures of what the phone looks like at 280dpi. You'd probably get a faster response if you did that. It makes it easier to look through each thread if we all keep the topic about what the original post was about. :good:
 
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elio321

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Nov 29, 2010
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Thanks very comprehensive answer

I want to set my dpi to 280 now but can't without access to my laptop :(

Will have access to computer in a few days and will do it then :)

The X2 has to be connected to the lap top

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VillaRegina

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Wow! Something new to think about! I assumed that you saw MORE content on the display because the display is bigger. But now I understand that's not the case. If you do what's on the instructions that Benjiro figured out does that void the warranty?

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t69broken

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Help

So I followed the steps to a T and was able to get my booloader unlocked. But now with the Rooting I can't seem to find my device. It finds it with Fastboot but not adb. I've tried 3 different computers and usb cords with the same results. I just want to root this, any adb advice would be greatly appreciated.

I'm getting can't find device.
 

ajsmsg78

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Huawei Mate 9
So I followed the steps to a T and was able to get my booloader unlocked. But now with the Rooting I can't seem to find my device. It finds it with Fastboot but not adb. I've tried 3 different computers and usb cords with the same results. I just want to root this, any adb advice would be greatly appreciated.

I'm getting can't find device.

I get the same "cannot find device" error but ADB still works. Try the commands and see if they work. Or update your Android Platform tools to the newest version.
 

Clarice

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Hi!

Thanks for the guide!
Is there a way to fix the navbar disappearing in horizontal mode? When I hold the X2 in landscape mode the Navbar is still there (a black stripe) but the Back/Home/Recent Apps Buttons are missing. :( Tried several DPI settings.

EDIT!
For some reason it works now! The navbar is now on the right side of the screen when in landscape mode! I switched DPI several times one after another (280, 320, 400, 330, 300, 280, 320 something like that) and rebooted and somehow it works (320DPI).
 
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audioralf

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No problem if you change dpi via the kangvip menu
For this install AJ's B211 Rom
ffbfbc176549711e3e46b75928597398.jpg


My device: 701->703 Kang VIP B209
 

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    How to run ADB on Windows for the MediaPad X2 ( and probably other Huawei devices ) :

    * Windows: Download the HiSuite from Huawei ( for the adb drivers )
    http://consumer.huawei.com/minisite/HiSuite_en/

    * Windows: Download the adb 15 second installer ( and install with admin level )
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979

    * Smartphone/Tablet: Set your device to USB debug mode
    - Go to Setting - About Phone
    - Press 7 times on the Build number until you see a message that you have access to the developer options
    - Go to Setting - Developer options
    - Enable "USB debugging"

    * Windows: Run the abd command
    - Search for cmd, right click and select "Run as Administrator"
    or
    - Go to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe, right click and "Run as Administrator"

    * CMD box:Enter the following commands:
    - cd c:\adb
    - run the command you need.

    For instance to change the DPI for your phone / smartphone:
    - adb shell wm density 280 ( or whatever number you need. The X2 runs at 400, the Sony Z Ultra runs at 320 ).

    Reboot your device after making changes
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    Can you post some screen shots of the X2 running in 280dpi please ?

    What the advantages of changing the dpi ? is it you can get more on the screen ?

    Is it possible to change dpi using an app and could it be set on a "per app" basis ?

    I don't want to screw up EMUI

    Thanks

    Mark

    Sent from GEM-703L on 3 network in UK using XDA Free app

    The dpi changes can always be undone. So you are not going to screw up EMUI.

    Here are some pictures that ajsmsg78 posted:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62462003&postcount=12

    You gain about 60% more content on your screen in Chrome etc... At 400 ( default ) dpi, the X2 its screen content is nothing but a oversized smartphone. With 280dpi, its a tablet with way more usable area.

    At first i also doubted if it was worth the effort, because it took me a long time to figure out all the steps. That is why i wrote this manual, so its way more easy for other people. Will it screw up EMUI, yea, for a part:

    The new installed program icon's will have a green area. The basic 5x5 will not change size with the new DPI ( because Hauwei is so stupid as to hardcode the grid size around the 400 dpi ). But you can use any other launcher instead of the EMUI launcher. I kind of like Action 3 ( Action launcher 3.5 ) as a replacement.

    The few disadvantages are really few, compared to the massive gains you get. The Sony Z Ultra was running in 320dpi and still had chrome in smartphone mode ( no tabs etc ). 280dpi on the Sony's 6.4" was not feasible. But on this 7" X2, 280dpi is the perfect size and it opens up several programs there tabled mode.