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I can't even imagine using a large Android phone without lowering the DPI (which is size only, not resolution or ppi.)
You'll never want to go back.
Textdroider_dpi. Make a backup before restarting your phone though. If the number is too low you won't be able to do anything upon reboot. Mine is set at 555 and is perfect.
Are you root? If so you could benefit from a smaller DPI value, the status bar looks very crowded. The theme looks amazing though! Good choice of icon theme.
Install Textdroider DPI and set DPI to 540. This in effect scales everything down a bit, so you can fit more text message history on your screen, for example.
I was skeptical when I first heard of doing this, but it's my first recommendation now to anyone with a rooted G3.
The best app by far is Texdroider DPI. It's really easy to use; just put in the new DPI (smaller = more stuff on the screen) and click apply and reboot.
A word of warning, don't make it too low or you might run into problems. What phone are you using?
Texdroider has worked for me in the past. Disclaimer: I'm on CM14 and not using this currently.
Are you rooted? Install Texdroider DPI and change the DPI to 534 (which is the actual DPI of the display. Not sure why LG decided to set it as 640 by default. Everything is WAAAY to big).
I've noticed that manually changing the DPI affects a small number of apps, like SwiftKey (messes up the keyboard). However, using Texdroider DPI makes everything work perfectly. I'd highly recommend it.
How are you changing it? I've not got the phone yet, but the way I do it on my S5 is with an app called Texdroider DPI, but that requires root. Something I don't believe the S7 has yet :'D.
I don't know about Remix OS, but I do know that if you have root on Android if you install Texdroider DPI, you can manually set your DPI, which will make everything larger or smaller
Depends, what is your model #? Mine is N910C and the best setup you can get right now is Stock + Talexop Soft Kernel + 560 DPI!
Link to Kernel XDA Thread (remember soft ram fix + kernel download) -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4/development/note-4-910c-kernel-talexop-5-1-1-t3192767
The app I used to change my DPI after obtaining root. This only messes with the camera and dialer app. Both are still usable. This puts more info on the screen. Love it (note: only 640 which is stock and 560 seem to be "bootable" I've tried 220 and 440 and have gotten boot loops.) -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi&hl=en
Also would suggest getting system app remover or samsung package disabler to remove the bloat. Other than that, nothing beats it in Battery Life + Smoothness. I've tried Rayman's Cm13 and it's full of bugs (not surprising) and chugs battery pretty fast. I've tried both Sixperience and Ditto Note 5 roms and they chug battery and have horrid multitasking. Not to mention mediocre battery life. So yeah, Stock is life. Also that new battery optimization tab, just force it on everything except keyboards apps. Still unsure on what it "actually" does but it does seem to help a little bit.
root app like textdroider dpi works great for me been using it for years and never had any issue on kitkat, lollipop, or Marshmallow.
something like TextDroider is the easiest, if you want to get your hands dirty, you can edit the build.prop, which is what the textdroider app is doing behind the scene.
Be warned, remember your original DPI, and don't make too big of a change. If you fuck it up, don't blame me.
Because is stable, takes full advantage of the camera capabilities (don't be fooled, AOSP does not get even near the quality of stock camera) and on it's latest updates (T,U,V,W) includes critical patches such as the ones for preventing the exploitation of stagefright.
ALSO: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi&hl=en set dpi to 560 and reboot.
Get the roms here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/development/stock-t2961073 (I contribute with the android file host mirrors)
It's super simple if you're rooted. Just download this app and change the value from 480 to 400. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi
It changes the size of everything on your phone so you can take advantage of the 5.5" screen. It's kinda hard to explain so just look at these comparison pictures http://imgur.com/a/eAMEp. It basically shows more info on your screen.
Here's a comparison from a different phone (same software mod) so you can get a better idea of what I mean: http://i.imgur.com/f2NmUnf.jpg
See how you still have everything there, still all readable (IMHO) but it's just smaller enough that it gives you more screen real estate? That's what DPI modification does, and it's as simple as chaning the number via textdroider once rooted: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi&hl=en
Since you are rooted, try setting your DPI a bit higher. That should make everything (including text) bigger.
Texdroider DPI can change your DPI. It also displays current DPI (make sure to remember that for if you want to go back)
If you are rooted you can try this app
I haven't tried it on my Pure Edition since I am not rooted but it has worked on my S3 previously. Another option would be to get Nova Launcher.
I think you mean DPI (Dots Per Inch), the density of the "device pixels" that make up the display (these are virtual pixels not real pixels, which you obviously can't change because it's hardware). In practice it allows you to make things smaller to make better use of screen space.
Use TextDroider DPI
A few ways:
Install a file manager with an editor, head to /system/build.prop, find the ro.sf.lcd_density=480 line, change it to 400 or 420.
or download this app (haven't used it myself)
There is also an adb command if you have it on your pc
Yes there is. I did the adb method one time and holy fuck that keyboard is big. Just run Texdroider DPI and you will be fine.
If you are rooted you can use this
Texdroider. Easier than using a full build prop editor since the app will only change the one value. Like I said though, need to be rooted.
Check the density through ADB or a Terminal app.
If they come back the same then check the DPI. I use Texdroider.
G3 here as well. I love it. Switched to CM13 recently and it's good enough that I'm sticking with it, despite CM being annoying as fuck when it comes to crashes and reboots.
If you hate the skin, try using texdroider DPI (requires root) and change your DPI to something like 534. Reduces the suckiness of the skin by giving you more real estate.
You have to be rooted, but there is some apps on the play market to change resolution. Like texdrioder DPI
OR Nomone resolution changer
You risk getting stuck in a boot loop when you change the build prop. Which is essentially what these app do, so be ready and back up your files and read how to get unstuck from a boot loop.
Alright, thanks. I was just cautious because I read about bootloops accuring when changing DPI using this app:
Check out "Texdroider DPI" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi
Should I not be worried?
Oh I see! I use CM12.1s or whatever it is but the OPT uses OxygenOS which might be why it's missing.
Try this app if you're rooted and it'll allow you to set it to whatever you like.
Been using 380 on my Nexus 5 via Texdroider DPI -- only app I've noticed an issue with is with 1Weather - the icons on the bottom to switch are left aligned versus stretching across the screen.
I use textdroider DPI (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi&hl=en) to change the system DPI and then app settings to change individual apps. I don't have the issue you are describing. Might be worth a try!
After unlocking the bootloader (which will wipe the phone, so always do it first) and rooting it I would change the DPI using this handy little app to something a little more reasonable like 380.
Then go mad and install all your favourite apps and games!
If you're stock+rooted, you can use this app
Otherwise most custom ROM's include a baked in setting to change the dpi. I believe there is also a way to do it via the sdk and adb if you're unrooted, but I don't think it sticks through a reboot.
493 is the native dpi of the nexus 6 panel, if you use 380 you'll get tablet mode
This is the app I use:
It's so much more than just icons, it's everything. I switched back to stock DPS (640) from 530, and wow, I can't believe I ever used the phone like that.
I used this to change it btw.
Texdroider DPI is easily the best app for changing your DPI. It's dead simple, just put in the # and reboot. I've found that it works in areas where other methods don't (e.g. Swiftkey Keyboard).
Edit: also, some more info on DPI; yeah, it stands for "dots per inch," or the number of pixels in a square inch. Android keeps a record of how big your screen is, and uses that to determine how large to render an item. If it thinks, for example, that your screen is 600dpi, then if an app draws a 1" square to the screen, Android will use 600 pixels to draw the square. If your screen is 400dpi, it'll use 400 pixels.
Thus, if you lower your dpi, items on the screen are smaller, and therefore more information will be packed onto the screen at once. Most people find the stock DPI of 644 (I think it is) to be much too large--items are blown up and take up too much space. I prefer ~530dpi.
Just install it from the app store
I set mine to 325, the icons are still pretty big but I think text becomes to small if I set it at any lower
If you're rooted, just download Textdroider DPI, set a value, reboot and you're done. After you've changed the DPI you can uninstall the app.
If you're not rooted:
It might sound a bit complicated at first, but it's actually really easy, since I already had ADB installed and USB debugging enabled it only took me 15 seconds.
And change the PPI to 420 while you're at it
textdroider_dpi (requires root)
Play store app that does it for you I use 600 you need root
You need root and this app
Smaller numbers means smaller icons/text. Larger is the opposite.
I'm on CM12.1s which has the setting built in.
Try this app, it'll let you change it if you're rooted.
Root your phone and install this App to change the DPI.
You can change dpi and enjoy glorious increased information density.
use this app.
texdroider dpi works great for me on a nexus 5
Texdroider DPI, set to 534.
Install Xposed Framework and then the G3 Tweaksbox module. This is insanely good for getting rid of annoying notifications, sounds, and icons.
Install Cerberus app. I'm pretty sure it's a one-time payment for the full version and it's worth it, it's a great security app.
Install Greenify can help a lot for battery.
The Minimum Brightness module is good; lets your phone go much dimmer, which is good for lights out time.
But there already are apps to do it, I've been using this ever since I rooted my phone.
No idea. I have never used oxygenOS. There's https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi and right now my OMNI SlimSaber ROM has DPI settings baked in.
Texdroider can change the DPI. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi
Since you're rooted, you can use Texdroider or a build.prop editor.
I use texdroider and set it to 360 (default is 480)
How are you changing the dpi?
Try using this
There are unofficial Alphas of SlimLP and very good Nightlies of CM12. As far as I know there is not a stock AOSP ROM for Note 3, but I see no reason why Slim or CM wouldn't fulfill your needs. Screen size doesn't really matter as you can use Texdroider to change it. I usually have mine set at 420 DPI, which allows for more onscreen content, I believe the default DPI for the Note 3 is 480.
Edit: Grammar. Also, since you mentioned you want it to act as a Nexus, I assume you want soft nav keys as well. Here's a guide to add it to any AOSP ROM, very easy and only takes a minute after each flash.
use texdroider dpi
+1 for Texdroider (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi)
Always use it on my Nexus 5
no need for buildprop editor, just use texdroider dpi app
I haven't tried this, but if you're rooted you could try a DPI changer app.
This is the one ive used. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi
If you're using xposed, then you're rooted. Just download texdroider
Use an application called textdroider. I believe you have to be rooted
If you are rooted, check out textdroider dpi: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi
I always use this app to change my DPI.
I've been a fan of Texdroider DPI.
I use texdroider which doesn't cause any problems with lockscreen shortcuts for me.
I have used this one several devices
Unrelated to the ROM, but I adjust my DPI generally with Textdroider DPI. If that is what you mean...
To use xposed on lollipop you have to freeze or delete lgweather and lgcirclecover.
If you want to change screen dpi..https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi
Change DPI to 420!!
I use Texdroider DPI which does the same thing but is easier than using commands
You can see for yourself! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi&hl=en
It's very easy to revert back if you don't like it.
Yeah i have changed mine to 530 with Textdroider DPI