Root only: Enable 32-bit color display output on your X2

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  1. Jason.DROID
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    /sys/class/graphics/fb0/bits_per_pixel

    You'll be disappointed to know that it ships stock with 16-bit color (65,535) output. We are display limited, but allowing the display to have a wider color gamut can only help when looking at pictures or even playing games. There's quite a bit of color dithering at 16-bit and it's worsened with the poor Pentile screen Motorola chose.

    Anyway:
    open the file with rw root permissions,
    change 16 to 32,
    and save.

    The screen will flicker briefly and it'll now display 32-bit (24-bit color + 8 bit alpha). Don't expect banding to go away with grayscale things like Android's widgets. This is primarily for color banding seen in pictures or other complex color things.
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    What is rw permission? Do I need a certain file editing program to do this?:blink:
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    like es file explorer
    may not be set rw as default

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    Hows this affect your battery life? Is it noticeable.
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    I did this to mine and cannot notice any difference in the display. Does changing this setting really do anything?
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    Would like to know what this does for the display and for battery life.

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    any performance draws on this either?
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