Only a few have felt and experienced Google’s latest Nexus 7 tablet, but modifications and hacks for the highly anticipated tablet have started to sprout like mushrooms. Among these modifications is a mod that lets users experience a full tablet user interface (UI) on the Nexus 7, instead of the default phone UI that it comes with.
While critics are beginning to scrutinize every detail of the Nexus 7, the ever hardworking devs from XDA Developers are doing their homework to improve the Nexus 7 experience. The modification to enable a full tablet UI on the device is a tweak that they have developed. It’s easy to implement and one can easily restore the default if needed. The process involves changing the LCD value of the tablet. No flashing is required.
If you want to learn about it, see the instructions and requirements below.
Using the Nexus 7 in full tablet UI will definitely make the whole Jelly Bean experience better. Look out for new mods for this device! Enjoy!
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Could you explain exactly what this does? I’m new(ish) and don’t entirely understand the difference.
Pictures would help; a video would be even better.
By lowering the DPI of your device, it will trick your device into thinking you have a bigger screen size, thus presenting you with the normal tablet interface rather then the extended phone UI that the Nexus 7 comes shipped with.
If you have owned an android table then you would have noticed in the bottom right corner the time ,date, settings and such. You would also get notifications there as well. The nexus tablet doesn’t have that because its set up as phone ui instead of tablet ui.
It makes your nexus look and feel not like a phone. You also get the option to have the home screen in landscape mode. Honestly it just gives the nexus a more polished look and feel having the tablet ui. It was real easy to do the root and adjusting the number in the sys file. IMO do it. Rooting your device just for the live wallpapers is worth it. Overall it’s going to make your nexus rock out!!!!
I tried to change the DPI before then my tablet wouldn’t boot back up had to restore it and lose everything :-/
Thank you for the suggestion. It it much better whit the Tablet UI mode.
This trick is awesome, took a while due to the nexus 7 being my first android product. Lost my data but that was my fault and not a big deal anyway. Just confusing that google locked it into “phone” mode in the first place as the tablet ui is easier to use in my opinion
does this makes the all the apps in tablet ui, youtube ? google+ ? twitter? facebook ?