Change Android Phone Default Resolution in 2 Minutes- No Root

Change Android Phone Default Resolution in 2 Minutes- No Root

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Change Android Phone Default Resolution in 2 Minutes- No Root

Summary: In this guide, you will learn how to change the resolution of the Android phone screen without root and without settings. The method uses ADB commands to change the DPI value of the Android display. This value can be changed to increase or decrease the resolution of the Android phone under 2-minutes.

Android is one of the most popular smartphone OS which is continuously updated and upgraded with new security features along with significant improvements in performance every year. The best part, unlike iOS, Android gives you more control, which could be as good and as bad depending on the kind of user.

Power users take full advantage of their Android device power by rooting it. Root access lets you customize your Android the way you want and enable you to install custom ROMs.

Some devices even support multi-boot which means, you can install multiple Android OS such as CyanogenMod or Lineage OS ROMs and choose which one to boot-just like in Windows- all in one single device.

However, root voids your warranty besides it can permanently brick and damage your Android phone. But today, we have a simple trick that you can use to customize your Android resolution.

The guide is for those Android devices that do not have any option to change resolution like in Samsung and don’t want to root their android phone.

In a few Samsung Galaxy devices, you can change display resolution via Display Settings.

Fortunately, if you own a different device other than the Samsung Galaxy series, you can still alter your device’s display resolution by changing the DPI value of your device’s display via ADB without Root access.

The best part, you don’t need Root access.

Change Android Resolution without Root

Steps to change the resolution in Samsung Galaxy devices are given at the end of the post. The following are the steps to adjust the best Android resolution that you prefer with a single command.

And you can always go back to default. So follow these steps mercilessly as this doesn’t damage your Android phone in any way.

Method 1: Use Developers Option to Change Resolution

Step 1: Enable Developers Options

  • To Enable Developer Options, Open Settings and go to About Phone
  • Tap Built Number 7 Times. The developer will appear in Settings.

In some devices, you may have to go to About Phone>Software Information and tap Build Number 7 times to enable Developers Options

enable developers options

Step 2: Change Minimum Width Value (DPI)

  • Now under Developer Options, locate Small or Minimum Width option then tap on it.
tap Minimum Width to change DPI
  • Enter a Width value (DPI) to change the resolution of your Android phone.
Chnaging Android phone resolution

Method 2: Using ADB Commands – No Root Required

Step 1: Enable Developers Options.

  • Go to your Android phones ‘Settings>About phone’ and tap on Build Number 7 times to enable ‘Developer options’
  • Go back to Settings and tap ‘Developer options
  • Scroll down and enable ‘USB Debugging
Turn on USB Debugging

Step 2: Setup ADB in your Windows PC

  • Now go to your Windows PC to install and configure ADB drivers
  • Once ADB commands are working, connect your Android to your PC via USB
  • Unlock your device and click ‘OK‘ to grant access for your Android device over USB Debugging (see above screenshot)

Step 3: Changing the Display Resolution in Android

NOTE: This works on devices running Android N and above versions.

  • Open CMD and type following command
adb shell
  • If you received an error that says ADB command not recognized or similar, read this post and install ADB drivers
  • Now all you have to do is, type following command and press ‘Enter’
dumpsys display | grep mBaseDisplayInfo
change android display resolution

Note down the current output from the terminal or command prompt window to notepad and save it. Or just extract this text value (as shown) in the screenshot. This is the default DPI value for your Android resolution. So in case if you want to go back to the original resolution, you have the right dimensions saved.

  • To change the Android resolution, type
wm density [DPI] && adb reboot
How to Change Android Phone Resolution Without Root - Quick Guide
  • Replace [DPI] with the DPI value (see screenshot above) that you want and press ‘Enter’. You Android resolution will immediately change

Experiment with different values and set up the best resolution that you like. And as I said, you can always go back. Just type the following command by replacing the dimensions with the original dimensions value and press ‘Enter.

Watch this video to learn more

Method 3: From Android Settings

Here’s we are using a Samsung device and will show steps to change the display resolution in Samsung Galaxy Android Devices. You can find these settings under Display on all Android devices.

  1. Open your phone’s Settings
  2. Go to Display
  3. Tap on Screen resolution
Change android display screen reolution no root
change resolution in Android Phones without root
  1. Select between HD (1280×720), FHD+ (1920×1080), or WQHD+ (2560×1440)
  2. Tap Apply

Change Android Resolution With Root

If your Android phone is rooted, you can use any app from Play Store to change the resolution of your Android phone such as installing the Magisk Module.

FAQs Related to Changing Android Phone Resolution with ADB Commands

1. What are the risks associated with changing the DPI value of my Android device using ADB commands?

Changing the DPI value using ADB commands is generally safe, as it does not require root access and is easily reversible. However, setting the DPI too high or too low could make the user interface elements too small or too large to be usable. In extreme cases, it might prevent you from effectively navigating your device to reverse the change. Always note down the original DPI value before making changes, so you can revert if needed.

How do I find the optimal DPI setting for my Android device?

Finding the optimal DPI setting is largely a matter of personal preference and may require some experimentation. Start with small adjustments to the DPI value and gradually increase or decrease until you find a comfortable setting. Consider the size of your device’s screen and the resolution when deciding on a DPI value. The original DPI noted from the dumpsys display | grep mBaseDisplayInfo command can serve as a baseline for adjustments.

Can changing the DPI affect app compatibility or performance?

Changing the DPI can affect how content is displayed within apps, potentially leading to layout issues if the app is not designed to handle varying DPI settings. However, it generally does not affect app compatibility or performance significantly. Most modern apps are designed with flexible layouts to accommodate different screen sizes and resolutions. If you encounter issues with a specific app, reverting to the original DPI value should resolve them.

Will changing the DPI void my warranty or cause any security issues?

Changing the DPI through ADB commands without root access is unlikely to void your warranty, as it does not modify the system’s software or unlock the bootloader. It is also not known to cause security issues. However, it’s always a good idea to proceed with caution and ensure you are following instructions from a reliable source.

How can I restore my device’s resolution to its default setting if I encounter problems after changing the DPI?

To restore your device’s resolution to its default setting, use the ADB command wm density reset && adb reboot or replace [DPI] in the command wm density [DPI] && adb reboot with the original DPI value you noted down before making any changes. This will revert your device’s DPI to its original value and resolve any issues caused by the DPI change.

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