mic_888 · Aug 22, 2010 at 01:53 am

Get Higher Resolution On Your Captivate

If you’d like to make full use of the screen resolution on your Samsung Captivate, you might want to try out a tweak posted by XDA forum member jdsmler.

The XDA member reduced the LCD density setting in the /system/build.prop file from 240 to 160.

Apparently this is the setting that Google normally recommends if you have a larger screen.  The menus end up with smaller text with more options fitting into the screen – the same feeling of being on a PC and moving from a low resolution LCD monitor to a high resolution LCD monitor.

Reports so far show that the tweak works in most cases, but there are a couple of glitches where some apps want to render in the previous resolution.  For example Android Market renders full screen but the search is in the old resolution.  It appears the setting that controls these issues is found in the /system.prop file where the LCD density setting is also at 240.  Changing the setting to 160 works although after reboot, it resets back to 240.

For full instructions on how to try out the tweak, or if you have any idea how to make the /system.prop file tweak stick on reboot, head on over to the modification thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
GermainZ · Mar 4, 2015 at 07:09 pm · no comments

A Look at the Telegram+ Situation

Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...

XDA NEWS
Aamir Siddiqui · Mar 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm · 2 comments

Multi Boot: The Fall of Nandroid?

Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Mar 4, 2015 at 11:49 am · 1 comment

HTC One M8 Owners: Upgrade to the M9, or Skip?

While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.

DISCUSS
Share This