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  1. techie5's Avatar
    I found this at phone arena

    How to easily fix the LG G3 QHD screen's annoying oversharpening issue

    My phone is on its way and I do not want to root. How big a deal do you find this over-sharpening problem? Does it happen on a normal screen or only when zoomed in?
    xocomaox likes this.
    12-05-2014 06:05 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    I find that it's noticeable on certain types of text, but not troublesome. The best way would be to take a look at a lit-up G3 yourself if you can.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-05-2014 11:53 AM
  3. zhris's Avatar
    My phone has never looked that bad (then again, that's a picture of the screen and not a screenshot, so it's impossible to tell in that example how much of it is the screen and how much is the camera). Definitely not a deal-breaker if you ask me....
    12-05-2014 01:13 PM
  4. strock2e30's Avatar
    I have had my Verizon G3 for 3 weeks now. I really haven't even noticed it yet. Or if it was present, I didn't realize. I'm more than content.
    12-05-2014 02:39 PM
  5. xocomaox's Avatar
    I have not really noticed this much with how I use my phone but came across the XDA thread today on a kernel fix for this. When I was reading it, I found an excellent website that depicts the sharpening issue perfectly.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ackground.html

    View that site on your phone and notice the off white "outlining" of the text, especially in the darker grey backgrounds. Then flash the fix and visit it again (after turning screen off and back on after boot) and notice the pleasant change.

    I just did it and it's working nicely so far! I am currently running Hello Jasmine 3.0 ROM with 11C Verizon kernel. Works perfectly and is a very quick flash. Just remember to make a quick backup of the Boot partition in TWRP, so you can go back if you have any issues.

    [FIX][Oversharpening][All Variants] Stock ke… | LG G3 | XDA Forums
    belodion likes this.
    12-22-2014 11:26 AM
  6. ksm09's Avatar
    I tell you how big deal is, NONE !

    Posted from Lg G3
    Uselessbass likes this.
    12-23-2014 06:40 AM
  7. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I had it at the beginning straight out of the box but once I changed my animations down to zero(0)....it was no longer an issue.
    12-23-2014 07:49 AM
  8. xocomaox's Avatar
    I had it at the beginning straight out of the box but once I changed my animations down to zero(0)....it was no longer an issue.
    Did you visit that website to see what the text looks like on the grey background?
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    12-23-2014 08:13 AM
  9. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Did you visit that website to see what the text looks like on the grey background?
    No but I just did and don't have the white outline on the text. I'm not rooted either. I suppose the zero animation removes the over sharpening?!? Not sure.
    12-23-2014 09:26 AM
  10. xocomaox's Avatar
    No but I just did and don't have the white outline on the text. I'm not rooted either. I suppose the zero animation removes the over sharpening?!? Not sure.
    It has nothing to do with it, actually. But that is interesting. Must be a firmware update, are you running 5.0 or an international variant? Do you know what kernel you have?

    I actually checked with another phone (AT&T on 4.4.2) and it was the same as my old one before the update, with the white halo around the letters.
    12-23-2014 09:39 AM
  11. GrooveRite's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with it, actually. But that is interesting. Must be a firmware update, are you running 5.0 or an international variant? Do you know what kernel you have?

    I actually checked with another phone (AT&T on 4.4.2) and it was the same as my old one before the update, with the white halo around the letters.
    I'm on Sprint running 4.4.2. There was an update not to long ago but it wasn't 5.0 thats for sure. I'm thinking that it might be that when you lower your animations to zero, the resharpening effect is so quick that its hardly noticeable. I'm not sure though because I've done A LOT of things to this device since I got it day one, lol!
    12-23-2014 10:17 AM
  12. xocomaox's Avatar
    I'm on Sprint running 4.4.2. There was an update not to long ago but it wasn't 5.0 thats for sure. I'm thinking that it might be that when you lower your animations to zero, the resharpening effect is so quick that its hardly noticeable. I'm not sure though because I've done A LOT of things to this device since I got it day one, lol!
    That's strange. Animations are for something else entirely though. I noticed the effect on that grey-scale page mostly while not zooming in on the text. During the zoom, it actually gets rid of the white around the lettering until you let go, then it pops back in there. Very strange, but this fix worked very well for me!

    Never noticed this before but that website was a dead giveaway that something wasn't configured correctly. Glad they tweaked the kernel.
    12-23-2014 11:19 AM
  13. SteveC's Avatar
    Not all eyes will see over sharpening. Mine don't, so as far as I can see there is no such thing. Other eyes do see it and you will never convince anyone who sees it that the phenomena is not completely normal. So I suggest you do yourself a favor and try to be objective when you look at the screen. If you see it it will be there, but maybe it won't be there for you.

    I do a lot of optics evaluations and reviews. It is somewhat analogous to seeing or not seeing color fringing in binoculars. It is always there, but not everybody will see it. A good portion of those who do taught themselves to see it because they went looking for it, just because it is supposed to be there. Do yourself a favor and don't look for it. If you don't see it, be glad. If you are prone to see it, you will.

    Too bad you don't want to root. Nearly all of the newer G3 custom ROM's, particularly the LP ones have fixed the issue.
    12-28-2014 05:13 PM
  14. Jaylw09's Avatar
    I've had this phone for a while now about 6 months and have never noticed the oversharpening.....kinda over exaggerated imo
    12-28-2014 06:42 PM
  15. xocomaox's Avatar
    I've had this phone for a while now about 6 months and have never noticed the oversharpening.....kinda over exaggerated imo
    Agreed, but text looks even better now (I like to take advantage of the high-resolution by getting as much text on-screen as I can) after throttling this "sharpening effect" down some from the factory kernel settings.

    Anyone with root should definitely try it out to see what they prefer.
    12-29-2014 12:27 PM
  16. Uselessbass's Avatar
    I love the screen, haven't noticed any issues I have read about.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2014 02:07 PM
  17. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The sharpening effect will never show up in a screenshot, zhris.

    As far as how bad it is, I didn't think it was a big deal until I installed a kernel that eliminated it, and then restored to an earlier configuration that still had the sharpening. I was flabbergasted that I had put up with it for as long as I did. How visible it is depends a lot on the background / text colors (the less contrast between them, the more noticeable the oversharpening is), but the screen is simply easier on the eyes with the sharpening removed.
    xocomaox likes this.
    12-29-2014 02:37 PM
  18. Thierry Henry's Avatar
    Meyerweb which Kernel do you use and with which ROM?
    12-29-2014 04:20 PM
  19. Decon1's Avatar
    LOL! Ok, I have had my phone for 2 months. This is simply not a problem. I do run with animations off. IMO you'll not look at a much nicer screen. Do take the brightness off auto and set it for your own comfort.

    Decon
    12-29-2014 05:44 PM
  20. xocomaox's Avatar
    Meyerweb which Kernel do you use and with which ROM?
    I'm running Jasmine 3.0 with SkyDragon kernel.
    12-29-2014 07:20 PM
  21. Thierry Henry's Avatar
    I'm running Jasmine 3.0 with SkyDragon kernel.
    How has your experience with the ROM been ?
    12-29-2014 07:28 PM
  22. xocomaox's Avatar
    How has your experience with the ROM been ?
    It is excellent. I highly recommend this if you have the Verizon variant.

    I've been waiting until I have more time to backup and start flashing others roms to see how they are. It has gotten very good feedback from the XDA community. I am interested in trying the official SkyDragon ROM as well as LiquidSmooth.
    Thierry Henry likes this.
    12-30-2014 07:24 AM
  23. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Meyerweb which Kernel do you use and with which ROM?
    I'm on Sprint, using the BarRin ROM which includes the Rin Kernel. The Rin Kernel is, I think, available for other versions of the G3, too.

    ROM: [ROM] BarRin-ZV6 - Odexed & Deodexed-12-… | Sprint LG G3 | XDA Forums

    Kernel: xda-developers - General Search (find the link for your version of the phone).
    Thierry Henry likes this.
    12-30-2014 02:25 PM
  24. Thierry Henry's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers guys i see that neither of you have the d855 which is the one that i have so i can't try out those ROM's as i understand they are only available for specific models. Anyway going to wait a bit more and then flash.
    12-30-2014 03:35 PM
  25. xocomaox's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers guys i see that neither of you have the d855 which is the one that i have so i can't try out those ROM's as i understand they are only available for specific models. Anyway going to wait a bit more and then flash.
    There are literally tons of ROMs to choose from if you have that model. Please check out the XDA forum and read the reviews.

    All popular variants can use the above-mentioned kernel with the sharpening fix.
    12-31-2014 12:34 PM
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