[FIX] Red border around the screen

Discussion in 'Android' started by fabio978, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. fabio978

    fabio978 Member

    Jul 2, 2014
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    Hi all,
    i was bothered from that red border appearing from time to time around my 7" display.
    I thought it was a problem with the custom Android version for UDOO but playing with the Android Studio, it happened on a virtual device too.

    So i googled a bit and i think i found a solution.

    This is caused by the "strict mode" feature. The red border means "high activity" and it's there for developers to diagnose their apps.

    I tried to disable it from the developer settings. It was already disabled so i enabled/disabled it but it didn't work.
    So the alternative way was to modify the file build.prop.

    At the beginning, i followed those instructions and my Android didn't boot anymore. I had to reimage my SD card.

    So then, i found a free app called "BuildProp Editor" and i added these lines:


    After a reboot, i tried with, for example, ES File Explorer, which always gave me the red border, and isn't there anymore!

    If you wanna try, please make a backup of your SD card BEFORE so if you mess things up you can go back ;)

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