How to easily fix the LG G3 QHD screen's annoying oversharpening issue
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 05, 2014, 4:49 AM
It's not easy to be a pioneer in the mobile industry, and LG, the brand name that announced the first dual-core, dual-camera or Quad HD display phones, knows that all too well. Its 2014 flagship, the G3, was the first among the big boys to feature a display with 1440x2560 pixels of resolution, breaking the 500ppi screen density barrier. Not only that, but it also features screaming specs like a Snapdragon 801 chipset, optically-stabilised camera, and an exceptional screen-to-body-size ratio.
With great technology advancements come some not so great tradeoffs, though, and chief among those for the G3 is its battery life, which is inferior to most other 2014 flagships on account of the big, ultra high-res display. The other issue is screen oversharpening - edges of text or icons in LG or some 3rd party apps often look like you've moved the sharpening slider in Photoshop to the max, resulting in ugly etched rims surrounding text and other elements on the screen. Fret not, however, as there is now an extremely easy way to fix that, and still enjoy the G3's breathtaking pixel density. Needless to say, you have to have root on your G3, and here's what you need to do afterwards:
1. Download the latest sharpening mod 3.0 for the LG G3 directly on your device, or transfer it to the phone afterwards;
2. Reboot LG's finest in the custom recovery tool of your choice you have installed (here's what you need to do to install one, if you don't know what that is), and archive your boot partition just in case;
3. Pick the .zip file with the sharpening mod on your phone from there, and install it, choosing a sharpening value from 0-40, in 5 step increments;
4. Reboot the phone, and turn off the screen at least one time to make the fix operational.
source: Skin1980 (XDA-Devs)
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 05, 2014
One must root their phone, right?
posted on Dec 05, 2014, 5:25 AM 4
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Most likely since stock recoveries don't let you flash third party stuff
posted on Dec 05, 2014, 5:48 AM 2
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Here is an easier solution : throw it in trash and buy the amazing premium iPhone 6+ Problem solved
posted on Dec 05, 2014, 6:04 AM 5
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Sure, just as soon as you post a link to the quad HD app on the app store.
posted on Dec 05, 2014, 6:41 AM 2
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The word "Premium" doesn't get along that much with the word bendable ;) Not to mention the scratch prone body, the easily to scratch glass, and the rebooting issues with the top of their line 128GB version.
posted on Dec 05, 2014, 8:01 AM 3
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Simply just don't buy it
posted on Dec 05, 2014, 8:57 AM 0
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Jelous people like are really getting on my nervs lately. I think you are on the wrong articcle here if you want to talk smack about the g3 vo somwhere else this is useful article for the owners of the phone and not for the haters who deel inside them would give everything to have it. Or you the type i dont want it but i cant stop teading articles about it :) do i make myself clear ha b..... Do I?!
posted on Jan 15, 2016, 1:48 AM 1
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I may excuse lg for this for one simple reason If the different between the fhd and QHd is not noticeable then they must do something about to make standout for the average user I used the oppo find 7 and lg g3 and lg g3 screen looks sharper due to this oversharpening
posted on Dec 06, 2014, 4:27 AM 0
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