The latest flagship from Google Nexus 4 was really cheap but that obviously came with a lot of drawbacks. This time around it’s about the camera quality but worry not, because recently there was a tiny little fix that you can use in order to improve that quality if you are unsatisfied. Nexus 4 is no doubt an amazing phone what with Photo Sphere and 1080p video recording especially at the price tag it came with. Well, they did up the bar when it comes to flagships, price wise and overall specifications wise but there is always room for improvement. So this is what you can do improve Nexus 4 video and audio recording quality.
What you need:
A rooted Nexus 4 device
Root Explorer or alternative (ES File Explorer)
Note: Please make sure that your system is mounted as RW otherwise you won’t be able to apply any changes.
Step 1: Mount your device as RW using the aforementioned file explorers;
Step 2: Browse to /system/etc folder and locate media_profiles.xml. Open this file in a text editor (your file explorer should give you the options available to you);
Step 3: Start scrolling down and locate <CamcorderProfilescameraId=0>; you should see the following:
<EncoderProfile quality=”1080p” fileFormat=”mp4″ duration=”30″>
Step 4: Change bitRate value (under Video codec) to 20000000 and bitRate value (under Audio codec) to 288000;
Step 5: Save the file and reboot your Nexus 4.
This should boost up your device video and audio recording quality by a significant margin. If you are looking for more help or have some questions, please follow the original thread over at the XDA forum. If you want to improve your touch screen sensitivity, please take a look here.