Nexus 5 display’s gamma configuration can now be tweaked; Brings AMOLED like saturation

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 2 Dec 2013


At first glance, the Nexus 5 display might seem a bit underwhelming compared to the competition. This is especially true if you are coming from an Android device that uses an AMOLED screen. However, the truth is that the Nexus 5 display is among the best, when it comes to color rendering, in the world of mobile displays. 

Sadly, our eyes have become so used to oversaturated that when a display shows the accurate colors, we find it underwhelming. Anyways, being a Nexus device, it was just a matter of time before a kernel developer managed to reverse engineer the Nexus 5 display’s gamma configuration.

Stepping up his game is Faux123, who has managed to reverse engineer the gamma display configuration of the Nexus 5. He has also released a free app that allow users to play around with the gamma configuration of the Nexus 5 display. By using the free app, Nexus 5 owners can tweak the gamma configuration on their device to get AMOLED like saturation, or iPhone 5s like color accuracy.

Tweaking the gamma values of your Nexus 5 display will, however, require a custom kernel. All the popular kernels developers have already updated their kernel to add support for this feature though. Head over to this XDA thread  for more information.

Do drop in a comment and let us know if you ended up playing around with the gamma configuration of your Nexus 5 display.