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Sony Xperia 1 V: How to Force Enable 4K

In this guide, we’ll explain how to forcibly enable the 4K setting on your Sony Xperia 1 V. Sony devices often go unnoticed, likely due to their limited availability and less aggressive marketing.

However, their “1” lineup, particularly the latest fifth version, is filled with feature-packed and robust devices that uphold the prestige established by their predecessors.

The Sony Xperia 1 V possesses an excellent 4K display resolution, albeit usually limited to 2K at most. To be fair, 2K resolution is perfectly adequate for most users. Only while watching videos does the device boost itself automatically to 4K. The prevailing wisdom suggests there’s no conspicuous distinction between 2K and 4K images, and thus, it’s prudent to keep the setting on 2K to conserve battery life.

Sony Xperia 1 V Force Enable 4K

While there’s some truth to the battery-saving argument, it doesn’t fully consider the difference between 2K and 4K. Instead of discussing it abstractly, it’s best to experience the difference firsthand. So, without further delay, let’s delve into enabling 4K on your Sony Xperia 1 V.

How to Force Enable 4K in Sony Xperia 1 V

Install Android SDK and Platform Tools

  • Access the Command Prompt: type cmd into the PC’s address bar and press Enter.

CMD and press Enter

  • Enable USB Debugging on your device and establish a connection to your PC using a USB cable.

USB Debugging

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  • In the Command Prompt window, type the following:
adb shell
  • If prompted, select Allow/OK.
  • Next, type the following command. When a SuperUser request appears, select Grant.
  • Lastly, input these two commands consecutively:
wm size 1644x3840wm density 630

That’s it! Your Sony Xperia 1 V should now display in 4K resolution. If you’d like to undo these changes, uninstall the module via Magisk and return to the default screen resolution through Developer Options or a third-party app like Easy DPI Changer. If you have any questions regarding this process, please comment. We’re here to help and will respond as soon as possible.

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