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February 12, 2012 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Can I switch the colors on my Android phone to grayscale?

It is an HTC Evo. I want the display to be totally grayscale/black and white. On my PC I can achieve this by going into my display adapter settings and turning the color saturation to Zero.

I have found some apps that let me adjust colors, but not to the desired degree. I imagine this is possible somehow but am coming up short.
posted by blargerz to Technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
You can do this with CM7 and some other ROMs using Render Effects. What ROM are you using?
posted by kindall at 3:15 PM on February 12, 2012


I am not Android savvy, everything is stock/default.
posted by blargerz at 3:18 PM on February 12, 2012


There's directions on how to install CM7 on your Evo here.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:35 PM on February 12, 2012


Sorry, I should give you better instructions than that.
First, you need to root (gain administrative rights) to your phone:

How to root your EVO 4G
THEN you can install the custom Cyanogenmod firmware I mentioned above, which will allow you to use a grayscale render effect.
posted by dunkadunc at 8:25 PM on February 12, 2012


I don't see grey in the CM7 nightly render effects. Am I missing one?

(Night, terminal, blue, amber, salmon, fuchsia, red, yes. Greyscale, no).
posted by zippy at 7:37 AM on February 13, 2012


Minimal Magic Theme (once CM7 is installed) white/black should get you close enough. It should have an icon pack to also install & may have to manually change out some icons.
posted by ijoyner at 8:52 AM on February 13, 2012


Crud, I could have sworn there was a monochrome render effect in CM7. Sorry.
posted by kindall at 9:53 AM on February 13, 2012


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