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Nexus 7 Tablet UI Patch Ported To AT&T Galaxy Note CM10
Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is right around the corner, users are still making sure that the development stays active for the first one. Now, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note has a UI patch that’ll give the Note full fledged tablet UI. Given that it’s half tablet, half phone already; having a full tablet UI could be very functional for some.
The patch may seem familiar to some, as it’s the same patch that Nexus 7 owners used to give their tablets a traditional tablet UI. It was ported to the AT&T Note by XDA Forum Member NYConex, and it’s pretty easy to apply.
Users must first edit their build.prop and set the DPI to 213. Then, it’s a matter of downloading the UI patch and flashing it in recovery. Users have reported that it works pretty well, but there are still a few bugs that need worked out. There’s nothing wrong that can be considered major, but some applications—such as Contacts—are a little rough around the edges and some applications need re-sizing. Additionally, this patch is only compatible with CyanogenMod 10 for right now, although attempts are being made to make it work with AOKP as well.
If you’d like to know more, check out the original thread.
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