Easy hack adds Gingerbread interface to Honeycomb if you have root access

May 20, 2011
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There are a bunch of Android fans out there that buy Android devices for their hackabiltiy and open nature. It seems that every time we turn around there is a new hack or mod out there to do something new and different on your Android tablet or smartphone. Many of these hacks and mods need root access to operate. If you have that root access on your Honeycomb tablet and long for a slicker looking user interface this hack might be perfect for you.

If you have root access, the hack is very easy to perform and just as easy to reverse using one simple change. The hack is this. Honeycomb tablets apparently have the Gingerbread OS' slicker interface underneath hiding there waiting to be unveiled by a higher density LCD that would be found on a smartphone for instance. The trick to unearthing that different interface is by changing the LCD density in a single system file.

When the LCD density is changed from the default number to 170ppi or higher will allow the new interface to be shown after a reboot. Pocketables recommends the Honeycomb user get the LCDDensity for Root app to do the deed. If you find the Gingerbread interface isn't for you, reverting to the default UI is as easy as changing the LCD Density back to normal you can see the hack in action in the video below, let us know if you use this hack.

[via Engadget]


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