[MOD][ROOT] Increase Picture/Video Recording Quality (Updated: 5/16/2013).

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TRF-Inferno

Senior Member
Dec 26, 2008
173
44
Carrollton, TX
*Credits to mohit1234 for the instructions and guide*

I have created a flashable ZIP file to replace the First's media_profiles.xml. The changes to the file are the following:

- Increased the amount of available memory for image decoding to 40 MB.
- Increase all image encoding values to 100.

Requirements
  • Custom Recovery
  • Root

Instructions
  • Copy ZIP file to SD card.
  • Boot into custom recovery.
  • Flash ZIP file.
  • Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.
  • Reboot.

I have already tested this on my First, and as far as differences to the image quality, I will leave it up to you guys to decide if it makes a difference or not. The only quantitative measurement I noticed was that 5 MP pictures taken prior to the modification was roughly 1.8 MB, while the pictures taken after the file was replaced is now around 2.4 MB, so hopefully this means there is not as much image compression taking place.

Please provide feedback if this modification makes any difference to your pictures/video recordings!
 

RCon227

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2012
81
19
Is this mod specific to the First's stock 4.1 camera? I have the stock 4.2 camera on mine so I don't want to flash it blindly.

Sent from my HTC first using xda app-developers app
 

cderrick14

Senior Member
May 14, 2012
93
19
Guelph
The phone came in yesterday, and is it ever a great phone.
Looks very nice, the display just pops.
I was able to unlock it with the method shown, so that saved $25 which is awesome.

Overall, it is a really nice phone and one that I only paid $160 for. It really is too bad there is such little interest/support in it.
 

russian392

Senior Member
Apr 30, 2012
975
178
Simpsonville, SC
How did you get stock 4.2? I on 4.1 could you please post the rom stock 4.2, so I can update mine to 4.2

---------- Post added at 10:41 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:39 AM ----------



Galaxy ace wich is a garbage got a lot of support there's even teams porting kit kat to it but for our htc first nothing, I really want to port but i don't know how:crying:

THERE IS NO 4.2 OR 4.3 OR 4.4. THE PHONE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND WILL NOT BE SUPORTED BY ATT OR HTC
so therefore NO updates.
and DO NOT COMPLAIN PLEASE because we have 1 dev working on multiple devices and supporting others. want to know how hard it is give it a go.
 

henry_acevedo

Senior Member
Mar 15, 2012
86
8
Panama
THERE IS NO 4.2 OR 4.3 OR 4.4. THE PHONE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND WILL NOT BE SUPORTED BY ATT OR HTC
so therefore NO updates.
and DO NOT COMPLAIN PLEASE because we have 1 dev working on multiple devices and supporting others. want to know how hard it is give it a go.

I know but How people says that they got 4.2 stock? I know is already a dev working on it..
 

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    *Credits to mohit1234 for the instructions and guide*

    I have created a flashable ZIP file to replace the First's media_profiles.xml. The changes to the file are the following:

    - Increased the amount of available memory for image decoding to 40 MB.
    - Increase all image encoding values to 100.

    Requirements
    • Custom Recovery
    • Root

    Instructions
    • Copy ZIP file to SD card.
    • Boot into custom recovery.
    • Flash ZIP file.
    • Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.
    • Reboot.

    I have already tested this on my First, and as far as differences to the image quality, I will leave it up to you guys to decide if it makes a difference or not. The only quantitative measurement I noticed was that 5 MP pictures taken prior to the modification was roughly 1.8 MB, while the pictures taken after the file was replaced is now around 2.4 MB, so hopefully this means there is not as much image compression taking place.

    Please provide feedback if this modification makes any difference to your pictures/video recordings!
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    Absolutely, please see links below. The first picture is pre-mod, the second one is after.

    http://i41.tinypic.com/34eqkg4.jpg
    http://i42.tinypic.com/v8g6k7.jpg
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    The phone came in yesterday, and is it ever a great phone.
    Looks very nice, the display just pops.
    I was able to unlock it with the method shown, so that saved $25 which is awesome.

    Overall, it is a really nice phone and one that I only paid $160 for. It really is too bad there is such little interest/support in it.
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    I know but How people says that they got 4.2 stock? I know is already a dev working on it..

    Okay. Maybe you just don't know. But apps within the 4.1-4.3 range are compatible so the have STOCK APPS. Not the stock ROM.


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