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AutoHz lets you control app refresh rate on Oneplus 8 Series

AutoHz lets you control app refresh rate on Oneplus 8 Series

AutoHz lets you control app refresh rate on Oneplus 8 Series.

OnePlus offers a 120Hz high refresh rate display and also allows the same to be set at maximum QHD+ resolution. However, the maximum 120Hz setting is not set across all the apps uniformly.

XDA Recognized Developer arter97‘s has developed an app AutoHz which lets you set refresh rates for every app on your phone.

In OnePlus stock settings, the device run at a constant 60Hz refresh rate, and 90Hz/120Hz acts as an auto option which switches the refresh rate back to 60Hz in certain conditions.One can enable the 90Hz/120Hz through the ADB command but that would increase the power consumption on your device.

AutoHz app provides a 90Hz refresh rate on the OnePlus 8 and a 120Hz refresh rate on the OnePlus 8 Pro. The app lets you control how and when your OnePlus device switches to 60Hz or 90/120Hz. The app is specifically made for OnePlus devices with high-refresh-rate displays and runs on Oxygen OS.

AutoHz is a paid application and also requires a one-time setup with ADB. There is a list of installed apps and a toggle beside each app. The 60Hz,90Hz, and 120Hz settings set the display refresh rate within that app and the Auto setting keeps the system’s default behavior for that particular app.

There is no 90Hz midway setting for Oneplus 8 Pro, you can either choose 60Hz or 120Hz.AutoHz app is available on the Google play store.AutoHz only works on OnePlus 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, 8, and 8 Pro running OxygenOS.

How to Enable AutoHz 

1. Enable developer mode

  • Go to Android Settings app > About phone and tap Build number multiple times until the developer mode is enabled.

2. Enable USB debugging

  • Go to Android Settings app > System > Developer options, scroll down a page and enable USB debugging option.

3. Download ADB on your computer

  • Check here and download ADB for your computer.
  • Extract the downloaded zip file.

4. Connect your phone to your computer

5. Using command-line

5.1. Windows: Open up CMD

  • Press Windows + R key on your keyboard.
  • Type cmd and hit enter.

5.2. macOS: Open up Terminal

  • Search Terminal from Launchpad and run it.
  • Run sudo -s and type your user password. The terminal won’t display how much characters you type, it’ll remain blank.
  • Run export PATH=.:$PATH

Without this, you will get adb: command not found errors.

6. Locate ADB

  • From the terminal window, type “cd “. Notice the empty whitespace after the “cd”.
  • Locate the extracted platform-tools folder from Windows Explorer or Finder(macOS) and drag it over to the terminal window. It’ll auto-fill the path.Press enter

7. Allow your computer to be used for USB debugging

  • Enter the following to the CMD window, followed by an enter:

adb shell echo success

  • You can copy the commands and paste it by right-clicking on the CMD window.
  • The command will show an error, this is normal. Your phone will prompt Allow USB debugging for you.
  • Touch OK.
  • Try adb shell echo success again. It must print success.

8. Grant write secure settings permission

  • Enter the following to the CMD window, followed by an enter:

adb shell pm grant com.arter97.auto90 android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS

Note that it’s com.arter97.auto90 and not com.arter97.autohz.

This is because AutoHz was previously named Auto90.

  • If the command executed properly, it’ll return silently.

9. Disable USB debugging

  • If you don’t need USB debugging, it’s a good practice to disable it to avoid potential unwanted access.
  • Go to Android Settings app > System > Developer options, scroll down a page and disable USB debugging option.
  • Run adb kill-server from the terminal window.

10. Done!

That’s it!

You don’t have to repeat this process unless you completely uninstall the app and reinstalls it.

Download AutoHz App 

We are giving out 14 promo codes to our readers at random. To get a promo code for this app, drop a message on our Instagram.

Also read: OnePlus Launcher 4.6.4 adds more customization to the home screen grid

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Source: XDA Developers/arter97/AutoHzPerm

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