How to Modify Grid Dimensions on the Galaxy Note II

The Galaxy Note 2 has got a pretty big screen, that’s just a few inches lesser than the tablets, that’s why it’s called a Phablet. The Grid Dimensions on the device, by default, are four-by-four and they don’t make much sense if you really wanna use the entire space available on the screen. To modify the Grid Dimensions, there’s a simple method available that lets you have even five-by-five grids. Let’s see how you can get it on your Galaxy Note 2.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must be running on the Stock ROM with Stock Launcher.

2. You must have rooted your device before doing this procedure.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. SecLauncher APK (Choose appropriate file from the attached files)

2. ES File Explorer (Google Play Link)

III. Modifying Grid Dimensions on the Galaxy Note 2:

1. Download the SecLauncher APK file to the Desktop of your PC.

2. Whatever version of the  file you downloaded, make sure to rename it to SecLauncher2.apk (apk is the extension).

3. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

4. Copy the APK file over to the root of your SD card.

5. Disconnect the device from your PC once the file is copied.

6. Install the ES File Explorer app on your device using the Play link given above.

7. Once it’s installed, open it from the App Drawer.

8. In the app, go to Settings>>Root settings and enable all the options in there.

9. Cut the SecLauncher2.apk file you have on your SD card and Paste it in the /system/app/ folder. If it asks for any overwrite permission, allow it.

10. Close the ES File Explorer app and come back to your homescreen.

11. You’re done!

For the first few seconds, you may not see the perfect grids, but that’s okay. Within the next 4-5 seconds, you’ll see the changes taking effect!

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

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