How to Fix Screen Resolution Problems On Android

Guide: How to Safely Fix Screen Resolution Problems On Android without root access.This tutorial will work on any android devices.Simple guide to Change the Screen Resolution on Your Android

Resolution is basically the number of pixels present down and across on your device. It will decide how the screen will be used and how different apps will look on your device. In short, resolution defines the quality of your display. New technology is being introduced with every android device that hits the market. Manufacturers try to put in more and more innovation in their product to make it stand out in the growing market. A device’s display has also become a main deciding factor when making a purchase.

Screen resolution problems mainly occur when it is changed constantly. Gamers mainly alter the screen resolution to increase gaming performance. Screen resolution is generally lowered and the results obtained are amazing which makes it totally worth it to lower the resolution. However, various resolution problems occur when reverting back or even while changing it. If you are seeking solutions to such problems then you have come to the right place.So follow the given steps to Fix Screen Resolution Problems On Android

There are several ways to make your screen resolution normal again but if you are finding an easier solution to get thing backs to normal we have an ideal solution – NOMone. It is an app named after the author who developed it. It makes your job a lot easier by offering to lower the screen resolution with just one click. However, you can still experience problems when reverting back to normal settings.

We are here to guide you on how you can fix your screen resolution issues even after using the NOMone app. The systemUI may force close or your phone might keep restarting making it impossible for you to open the app and revert back. So here’s what you can do:

Usually, people use factory reset to get their device normally. You don’t have to do so in this case. There are other ways available one of which needs your device’s USB debugging enabled prior to making changes in screen resolution. The other needs Custom Recovery. If you don’t have any of these two then this guide won’t work for you.

→ Easy steps to Fix Screen Resolution Problems On Android

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Make sure your device is properly connected and recognized by the PC. Now open a command prompt window and enter the code given below:

How to Fix Screen Resolution Problems On Android using ADB Commands

Fix Screen Resolution Problems On Android

  • Connect your device to PC via USB cable
  • Now open the command window from the ADB & fastboot folder.
  • Boot your device into fastboot mode.

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→ Now issue the following commands in the command window

For Devices running Android 4.3 and higher:(Latest Marshmallow)

adb shell wm size reset

adb shell wm density reset


For Devices running Android 4.3 and below:

adb shell am display-size reset

adb shell am display-density reset

Using these commands things should go back to normal but your device might still need a reboot.

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Note: In case, USB debugging is not enabled on your device you can reset your resolution this way. You will have to download Aroma file manager and put it on your SDcard. You have to then copy a file named build.prop from the /system directory and put it on your SDcard.

The next thing you need to do is- remove the SDcard and connect it to your PC. Use a file editor to open build.prop and enter the following code:




Then attach the SDcard to your phone again and copy and overwrite the existing build.prop file with the recently edited build.prop. This will enable USB debugging and you can now follow the above steps to set your screen resolution back to normal on your android device.


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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

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