DPI ---> dots per inch or also known as pixels per inch.
This tutorial is for One plus one device but will work for any android device which has root access, the only thing you’ll have to make sure is not lower or higher your DPI. Just experiment above and below 20-50 values and check after reboot.
- Before doing anything further make sure your device is rooted which is necessary because you won’t be able to change DPI unless you get root permissions!
- If you are already rooted you know the drill, your warranty is void now and you take own responsibility for any kind of mistakes you are making.
In this tutorial I will be providing two methods:- Read both carefully and use accordingly.
By default one plus one ships with 480 DPI which is good but if you want more information on the same screen you can do by editing the build.Prop text file from your system or if you don't like messing manually there's an app which does exactly the same you just have put numbers in it and voilà your DPI gets changed after a reboot.
Method no. 1
· This DPI changer app is very user friendly and optimized with material design, does not require and kind of knowledge and It’s FREE what else do we want.
- One installed open app. It's very simple app just input the DPI you'd like to change.
- For one plus one don't go before 380 and above 500 this is what I recommend.
- For instance I like the DPI of 400 which brings 5*5 rows and columns. Input 400 in the following manner and also tap on build.Prop just to be sure.
- Now reboot and you're chances will be applied.
- Now if you want to revert just input the value 480 DPI again and reboot you're back to stock DPI which came out of box with the one plus one.
since if you are not able to change DPI by this method, then the traditional method is the only solution watchout for method no.2
This is also easy but not as easy as above, over here you have to find the exact code and edit the value in it.
· First of all install any type of your favorite file manager which provides root access. I prefer ES File manager as it is simple and does many things including file sharing over network, editing, music and video playback. So that I don’t have to install any other app.
In case you don’t know how to give root access to Es file explorer, swipe right or from the
hamburger menu and tap on tools, you’ll get a drop down menu turn on root explorer over there and
you’ll get prompt from super SU for root access.
· Open Es file explorer and go into your root folder. (Root folder is main directory of your device storage which is indicated as “/” )
· Navigate to a folder called “System” in the root directory.
· Now open Build.Prop and open with the inbuilt note editor.
· Look carefully and find the code “ro.sf.lcd_density=480” I changed the value to “400”
· Save the file and reboot your device.
Hope you like it. Let me know which method you used and leave your feedback.
Glad I've helped!