How to Enable 4K Resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ Using ADB

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In this guide, we will show you how to enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ using ADB. The most recent addition to the Galaxy Tab series has been quite an eye-catcher and has been able to gain a lot of admirers all around the globe. It sports a lot of impressive specifications which do absolute justice to the above statement. The device comes equipped with the latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset paired up with the Adreno 650 GPU along with 8 GB of RAM. All of this enables the Galaxy Tab S7 to deliver a smooth performance. Furthermore, the Tabs S7/S7+ also come with a massive mammoth 8000 mAh along with 45 W fast charge support.

Similarly, it displays has also caught a lot of attention. It comes with an 11 inch IPS LCD screen, paired up with HDR10+ and 120 Hz refresh rate makes it stand out among other devices. To top that, users can also enjoy the 1600 x 2560 pixel resolution on the impressive display. This 2K screen resolution is a treat for the users and is sufficient for the users. But what if users look for 4K resolution on their Galaxy Tab S7/S7+? What if you want to watch a 4K video on your tab? Well, you should not worry, as, in this guide, we will be showing you how to enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ using ADB. Read on for the instructions.

Enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7

How to Enable 4K Resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ Using ADB

If we go back a few years, 4K videos were quite rear and it was not every day that you watched a 4K video. But now, the situation has changed quite a bit as now you can even watch countless 4K videos on YouTube. So if you ever want to watch these high-quality videos on your Galaxy Tab S7/S7+, then you are just at the right place. With the help of this tutorial, you will be able to enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ using ADB commands.

After you implement the steps of the method mentioned below in this tutorial, your Galaxy Tab will be able to render any videos in 4K resolution and present it on your tablet’s display, just like what Nvidia DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) or Retina Displays usually do. So without any more dilly-dallying, let’s start with how to enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+.

STEP 1: Pre-requisites:

  • Before you begin, you need to have USB debugging enabled on your device. For that, you need to head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
  • After that, you need to install Android SDK Platform Tools on your computer.

STEP 2: Establish ADB Connection

STEP 1: First, you need to head over to the platform-tools folder on your PC. Then on the address bar, type in cmd and then press ‘Enter’. With this, you will launch the command prompt.

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STEP 2: After that, key in the following command in the CMD window in order to verify a successful ADB connection being established.

adb devices

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STEP 3: If you get a string command followed by the device’s keyword, then this means that the connection has been successfully established. If not, then try reinstalling the drivers and then try again.

STEP 3: Enable 4K Resolution

In order to enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+, you just need to enter the two commands mentioned below in the command window. You need to keep in mind that in the second command, we have set the pixel density to 1024, but you can change it and set it according to your requirements. So these are the two commands that you need to enter, whose credit goes to XDA member Stryker_Echo9er.

adb shell wm size 2400×3840

adb shell wm density 1024

STEP 4: Clear App Data

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Finally, you will have to clear data for the app that you wish to watch 4K videos on. For instance, if you want to watch 4K resolution videos on the YouTube app, just clear the data of YouTube on your device, which you can do by going over to Settings > Apps and Notifications > See all Apps > YouTube > Storage and Cache > Tap on Clear Storage. You would be logged out of your YouTube account. You can sign in again using your credentials and then you will be able to stream 4K videos on YouTube.

How to Revert the Changes

If you want to revert back to your device’s original settings for any reason, then you can just undo the changes by resetting the values. You can do this by entering the following two commands in the CMD window (with the device connected in ADB Mode):

adb shell wm size reset

adb shell wm density reset

On this note, we conclude our guide on how to enable 4K resolution on Galaxy Tab S7/S7+. We hope that you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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About the Author: Uzair Hussain

Uzair Hussain is a dedicated writer who loves to read and research about android phones and technology. Has always enjoyed exploring further into tech and likes to share his knowledge through publishing writings.

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