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Can I resize my screen? [duplicate]

I have cracked my phone on the top-right corner, which makes me unable to see my notifications. It is such a big issue, I would really like to make my screen smaller, just so I can see them again. Is ...
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Is there a launcher or some software which would ignore top 1 cm of the phone screen? [duplicate]

Our infant son threw me wife's phone. Since then the top 1 cm row of the screen is no longer responsive to touch. The display works perfectly, but touching it has no effect. Because of that she can no ...
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Is there a minimal installation of ADB?

When it comes to troubleshooting, I often read recommendations like "Use adb logcat to find some more details". Looking for a good way to backup all my apps including their data, Full Backup of non-...
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How to enter USB debugging mode in Cyanogenmod

I just installed Cyanogenmod 11 on an HTC One, and now I'm completely unable to connect to it via USB from my Linux PC, so I'm unable to transfer any more ROM or applications. How do I enable USB ...
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Resize screen to display only on working part of semi-functional touchscreen

I have a oneplus android phone. The touch screen recently started malfunctioning so that the bottom centimetre of the screen does not work, but the rest of the screen works perfectly well. ...
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Disable touchscreen area (root available)

My rooted Xperia Z1 on Android 5.1 has a broken touchscreen area in the upper half of the screen. I was able to partly solve the problem by following this SO question: Resize screen for Dead touch ...
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Virtual track pad to control mouse pointer in android

I have a nexus 4 phone, which has lost half of the screen's touch capability due to its digitizer capability. I would like to have "TouchMousePointer Windows app" like app in android and place it on ...
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How to resize the screen on Android 4.2.2 (adb shell wm overscan doesn't work)

I was following this tutorial in order to resize my screen (or "deactivate" a small part from the bottom of it): https://android.stackexchange.com/a/113782/191822 As describes above I tried tried it ...
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Decrease the screen size (not resolution) on android 11 (wm overscan depricated)

I recently bought a Pixel 4a and being used to a way smaller phones before (4.7 inches) it's gigantic for me. I'm trying to find a way to decrease the usable space of the screen (from the top) and ...
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Create a dead zone on a screen using adb to fix phantom touch

Many a times a very specific area of a screens starts to show phantom touches. In this case a very simple tweak to just remove the touch sensitivity from this very specific area could fix the problem. ...
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Display bound manipulation on an android device, to avoid faulty touchscreen area

I have a Oneplus 3T on which, the digitizer would not register a touch on the bottom 1cm of the display. I tried the adb shell wm overscan 0,0,0,100 command to set display margins, and it breaks a lot ...
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resize screen for dead touch zone (using adb command)

My Oneplus One fell recently, and I can't use the bottom 2-3cm of the touchscreen. I found this question here: Resize screen for Dead touch zone I tried the option using adb. I only used the command:...
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Replacing L-style soft buttons with KitKat-style soft buttons?

I'd like to upgrade my Nexus 5 from CM11 (based on Android 4.4.2) to CM12 (based on Android 5), but I can't stand the new ultra-minimalist soft button icons of Android L. I find myself constantly ...
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Resize Android screen resolution at top and bottom because of dead zones

I need to resize and move my Android screen in order to be able to use the drop-down notification bar since the top and bottom parts of the screen are dead. I was able to work with bottom buttons (...
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What can I do about broken touch input?

Lately a section of my phone's* screen has become unresponsive to touch. Attempts to tap this untappable section result in a tap registering randomly around the problem area. I can't draw in the ...
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Resizing the screen size

Bottom area of my phone is not responding to touches. I was wondering if there's anyway I can only use a part of my screen. I haven't been able to find any good solutions, other than for floating ...
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Scale entire display down a couple pixels due to replacement screen?

I'm not familiar with Android Stack Exchange so apologies in advance if I am asking this in the wrong place or word something wrong. Recently I replaced a damaged screen with a new one on my Samsung ...
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Extend usable area of the screen

I have an old unrooted android phone with the bottom zones touch not working. I followed this Post to resize my screen to avoid the dead zones. But the menu launcher icon is near the middle of the ...
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Can I personalize the size of my screen? [duplicate]

So I dropped my phone. The top right corner blacked out to a fifth of the height, it still supports touch, but I can't really see what I'm touching. Is there a way to resize my display so that it only ...