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Pixel 6 Pro on Android 13 can be tweaked to run at 1080p, like the upcoming Pixel 7 Pro – Digikar

📱 2022-08-16 19:18:00 – Paris/France.

An Android ROM developer has devised a way to dim the Pixel 6 Pro’s screen to 1080p, a feature we’ve seen coming to the Pixel 7 Pro this fall.

While digging into this year’s many Android 13 betas, our team previously reported that the Pixel 7 Pro will be getting a dedicated toggle between the default 1440p and 1080p output. The same feature is available on a few other high-end Android phones, including Samsung flagships, and saves battery life.

At the time, we noted that the Pixel 7 Pro was set to use the exact same Samsung-made display as the Pixel 6 Pro. That being the case, that means there should be no reason the Pixel 6 Pro can’t use the same 1080p toggle, with a few tweaks.

The developers quickly decided to do so, with the first changes appearing a few weeks after this initial report. Today Freak07 shared an updated Kirisakura kernel mod for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro which has full support for switching to 1080p on Android 13. In fact, you’ll even be using the newly introduced toggle by Google in Android 13, which we believe will officially launch on the Pixel 7 Pro this fall.

Images : Freak07

This mod is the product of extensive testing and tweaking, as changing a phone’s raw display settings can cause issues with brightness levels, colors, and more. And even despite all these tests, things are still not perfect with the mod installed. Freak07 notes that sometimes the Android UI behaves strangely or the icons overlap.

More importantly, if certain features are enabled when switching to 1080p, such as “Show frame rate” in Android’s developer options, your Pixel 6 Pro will need to be force restarted. Apart from these minor flaws, Freak07 suggests that the mod is more or less ready for everyday use.

Of course, like any mod for your device, you are take a risk by installing it. To even install this kernel mod, your device must already be rooted with Magisk, and you will be flashing the code to one of the most security sensitive parts of your device. While mods like these can be fun for Android enthusiasts, we don’t recommend them for most Pixel owners.

That said, it should in theory be a bit safer for your hardware than the recently shared mod to run the Pixel 6a at a higher 90Hz refresh rate. Where this Pixel 6a mod is designed to make your device do more than it’s supposed to, this 1080p mod for Pixel 6 Pro is safely within the hardware capabilities of the phone.

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