Add Quick Settings Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8/S8+ (Root)

Want to change Screen Mode on the fly? Follow the instructions to add Quick Settings Display Mode tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to make things easier.

Galaxy S8’s offers a really sharp and stunning screen, and the “Infinity Display”  just adds the cherry on top. The manufacturer also allows its users to adjust the display colors according to their needs. The setting for which is directly baked into the device settings. So, if you’re not a big fan of the stock colors, you can always choose from a predefined list of modes or take it to the next level through manual adjustments.

Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Screenshot credits – the_scotsman

The fact that you have to go all the way through different settings to finally make the adjustment, only makes you lazy to do it. But you can now easily add Quick Settings Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Thanks to XDA Assistant Forum Admin – the_scotsman.

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How to Add Quick Settings Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8/S8+

Now to achieve this and add Display Mode tile on Galaxy S8, you will need two things – Root and Tasker Android App ($2.99). Once you have rooted Galaxy S8/S8+ and purchased the app, follow the instructions below.

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We will be making use of the following commands to change the display mode:

Basic 
echo "2" > /sys/devices/svc/OCTA/mdnie/mode
Adaptive display
echo "4" > /sys/devices/svc/OCTA/mdnie/mode
AMOLED Photo
echo "1" > /sys/devices/svc/OCTA/mdnie/mode
AMOLED Cinema
echo "0" > /sys/devices/svc/OCTA/mdnie/mode

Now you might ask – “Can’t I just execute these command using a Terminal Emulator?”. The answer is Yes and No.

Yes, you can use these commands, but it will only change the display mode when a corresponding command is executed. So, you will have to launch the command everytime you want to change display mode. But that’s just irrelevant, you can already do that through settings, right?

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» Adding Display Mode Actions to Tasker

So we will be using Tasker to automate the whole process. Now without any further waiting, let us get to the process and add Quick Settings display mode tile to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

  1. Open the Tasker app.
  2. Go to the “Tasks” tab and tap on the “+” button on the bottom-right.
  3. Add the task name according to the display mode you are going to add the tile for (Example: Adaptive).
  4. Now tap on “+” icon again to add an action. So select “Code” > “Run Shell”.
  5. You will now see the editing window of “Run Shell” action.
    Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus - Add Tasker Task
    Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Add Tasker Task
  6. Add the command for the display mode you want to use the tile for (Example: echo “4” > /sys/devices/svc/OCTA/mdnie/mode)
  7. Select the “Use Root” option.
  8. Now go back to the Tasks screen to save the action.

Now that you have created an action for Tasker, you have to assign an icon to it. This icon will be the one that will be visible for Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8.

Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus - Add Tasker Task Icon
Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Add Tasker Task Icon

So tap on the dotted square icon on the bottom of the Task Edit window. You can then select a predefined icon or choose an icon file present in the local storage.

You will have to repeat these steps for every display mode tile on Galaxy S8.

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» Add Display Mode Tiles to Quick Settings

By default, Tasker allows you to add 3 different Quick Settings tasks. So you can add three of the display tiles (Example: Adaptive, Photo, and Basic).

Tap on the 3-dot overflow menu on the top-right of the screen and select “Preferences”. Go to the “ACTION” tab add the three display mode tiles under “Quick Settings Tasks”. It will look something like in the image below.

Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus - Set Quick Settings Tasks
Add Display Mode Tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Set Quick Settings Tasks

Now that you have everything done, the last thing to do is to edit the Quick Settings itself and add the Display Mode tile on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. So drop down the notification shade, tap on the 3-dots icon and add the Display Mode tiles as per your needs.

Enjoy! You have just enabled and added Quick Settings Display Mode tiles on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

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