LG G3 oversharpening fix arrives with a few kernel tweaks

This is just great: far too often we find ourselves reporting on issues with popular smartphones, only to see time go by without any fixes materializing. And after sharing news with you back in July about how the LG G3 was using a contrast-enhancing software filter to make on-screen text annoyingly “pop,” we went months without any sign of salvation. LG still may not be willing to do anything about the oversharpening, but the independent dev community has finally arrived with a fix, offering the solution we’ve craved.

The custom kernel is available for multiple G3 variants, including the latest Lollipop release for the international edition. Simply flash the modified kernel form the G3’s recovery mode, reboot, put the screen to sleep and wake it back up, and the new settings should take hold, removing that weird edge-enhanced effect that was causing so many complaints.

We know, an official LG solution would be ideal, but for those of you G3 owners who never thought the sharpening situation was going to improve at all, this is still a fantastic development.

What can we say? Good things very much come to those who wait.


Source: Skin1980 (XDA-Developers forum)
Via: XDA-Developers

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