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Offline ppongo054

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first time android
« on: August 07, 2012, 02:40:19 PM »
Seen the light and bought n7. Very impressed. Thanks forum for advise as now rooted and running at 160dpi. Hi all


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Re: first time android
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 02:42:00 PM »
What did you do to run 160dpi?

Did you just change the build.prop?
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Re: first time android
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 04:49:00 PM »
Used the build prop in ROM toolbox lite. Works a dream.
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Re: first time android
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 06:31:34 PM »
Guys, most new users are a bit in the dark on build.prop and 160dpi, so how about a simple explanation of what you have accomplished?

BTW, impressive.  8)
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Re: first time android
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 06:25:45 AM »
For sure, i had a need to get a tablet pc as my iphone4 is a bit small to cope with my long commute to work. naturally i was initially drawn to the ipad but could not bring myself to purchase one given its cost in the UK. My son is an IT professional and always talking about the n7 for a few weeks and given its small price tag i thought it was worth looking in to. After my research on this and other forums i decided to take the plunge. After un boxing i found the android JB VERY EASY TO USE AND SET UP. After a few hours things started to niggle me. The lack of rotation on the home screen and with many application i again searched for answers. The answer being un locking and rooting. very scepticle at first but after much reading i decided to go ahead. After a few initial problems with drivers on my windows 7 pc i soon had the tab un locked and rooted. What now i thought and back to the forum's. I stumbled on to a youtube vid covering changing the dpi settings. This making the n7 look and feel more like a tablet than a android phone. ROM toolbox being the answer. This gave access to the build prop and the ability to adjust the dpi to 160dpi. Since doing this i have found that streaming from my pc works seamlessly, and everything else looking better.  Google browser also looks and feels better. Screen rotaion works with everything i do. Lots of respect to the expert advisors/enthusiasts on these forums for giving an old man confidence to fiddle under the hood.
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Re: first time android
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 10:37:11 PM »
And some pics of my N7 running 160dpi...









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Re: first time android
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 10:43:32 PM »
Very cool!  Looks good!
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