How to enable Dead Trigger Tegra 3 extended effects on non-Tegra 3 device?

Don’t have NVIDIA Tegra 3 devices such as HTC One X, Google Nexus 7 and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity. And still want enjoy Dead Trigger Tegra 3 extended effects like spectacular ragdoll effects and water simulation. Well, you are in luck now. You can enable Dead Trigger Tegra 3 extended effects on non-Tegra 3 device like Samsung Galaxy S III with just some tweaks. Note – root access is required.

Dead Trigger Tegra 3 extended effects

Ultra High Graphics Detail

How to enable Dead Trigger Tegra 3 extended effects on non-Tegra 3 device?

  1. First of all, enable graphics details to high in setup/others.
  2. Exit game.
  3. Use root explorer like ES File Explorer.
  4. Go to /data/data/com.madfingergames.deadtrigger/shared_prefs/ folder.
  5. Edit com.madfingergames.deadtrigger.xml file.
  6. Change <int name=”UnityGraphicsQuality” value=”1″ /> to <int name=”UnityGraphicsQuality” value=”2″ />.
  7. Change <int name=”OptionsGraphicDetail” value=”2″ /> to <int name=”OptionsGraphicDetail” value=”3″ />.
  8. Save it.
  9. Modify permissions to remove all write permission on User, Group and Other.
  10. Delete com.madfingergames.deadtrigger.xml.bak.
  11. That’s all.

If everything goes smoothly, you should see Ultra High Graphics Detail in setup/others like screenshot above. And do not change any settings else you have to redo this Tegra 3 graphics hack again. Enjoy Dead Trigger Tegra 3 extended effects ~ spectacular ragdoll effects and water simulation…

  • Projectgilda

    Great tip Jayce. Will do this.

  • ronaldos12

    Hi jayce.At Android/Data/ com.madfingergames.deadtrigger there is just a .obb file.can you help me. and im buying a galaxy s3 .what do you think pebble blue or white?

    • At root level, /data/data/com.madfingergames.deadtrigger/shared_prefs/ folder.

      Go hand on both of them if can. Colour wise is totally depend on personal taste.

      • ronaldos12

        Ups my bad.i searched at sd card instead.i used root explorer.

        Hmmm.actually i like more the white one because the blue one looks like is scratched

      • ronaldos12

        Hi jayce.with root explorer im unable to change things.and with es file explorer i can only see sd card

      • ronaldos12

        Ooookay.update:i changed values to 2 and 3 and now when i tap the game open it force closes

        • Change back to default value then.

          • ronaldos12

            Finally managed to play the game with ultra high settings.butter smooth on my galaxy s2.thanks jayce! 😀

            • mahmoud

              how ??? i have s2 and did the above and still no good what do i have to do?

  • hasanshahrier

    i cant find ‘com.madfingergames.deadtrigger.xml.bak’ file, where is it located?

    • No need to delete if no bak file was created after edit it.

    • ronaldos12

      Maybe when you change the values you dont save the file.after you change te values press menu button and then tap “save and exit”

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  • johnskelion

    the game exits everytime i go through the water.. even if i set the graphic settings to high.. im using lg p920 tegra 2 device.. any advice!?

    • Look like it is not supported in Tegra 2 device.

  • johnskelion

    and when i go back to the setup/others the ultra high is gone..

    • Did you remove all write permissions?

  • johnskelion

    yes i remove all write permissions.. when i look back to the value it stays with 1 for graphic quality and 2 for graphic detail.. what went wrong!?

    • Sorry, no idea. I have no issue with my above steps…


    Can anyone tell me how to remove all write permissions ?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Hold on that file until Operations menu pop up. Then select Properties. Click on Change. Uncheck all writes. Finally, select OK.

      • ZOZOZO

        Thank you Jayce. It worked for me but only for the first level and I had the pool of water. But when I keep playing, I think the graphics go back to just “high” again on my s2…
        When I go back to the file, the write preferences are checked again even if I had unchecked them before and the “value line is back to “1” only the OptionGraphicsDetail remains to “3”…
        Any idea to save the changes forever and for them not to go back to default ?

        • Sorry ZOZOZO, no idea. The game changed the file. All we can do is reset it again.


    Thank you anyway, Jayce. In settings it says “ultra high” but I only have the pool of water in the very first level of the game but I did not see it in the next levels… so maybe it is actually ultra high… I don’t know.
    Or maybe after the first level, the game puts the setting back to normal even if it says “ultra high”..
    Any idea ?
    Is it the same for you with the pool of water only in the first level ?

    • Hehe… I don’t play Dead Trigger with my phone. Just tested it. Playing on iPad with bigger screen which don’t have Tegra 3 effects.

  • Sambath

    It reset my 33th level to 0th -__- n i not even get the ultra high quality.

    • Markuzy

      Same situation here, lucky I made a backup via TB.

      Tried loads of times with different editors with no effect.

  • belajar90

    how to ???Modify permissions to remove all write permission on User, Group and Other

    • In ES File Explorer. Hold on that file until Operations menu pop up. Then select Properties. Click on Change. Uncheck all writes. Finally, select OK.

  • johnskelion

    just download the tegra 3 ripped apk.. no need to do this steps.. and you can have ultra high graphic..

  • it works on samsung galaxy tab 7 plus…minor stuttering around water effects

  • pierre

    hey how do i do number 9? the remove all permissions…

    • Hi pierre, use ES File Explorer. Hold on that file until Operations menu pop up. Then select Properties. Click on Change. Uncheck all writes. Finally, select OK.

      • pierre

        thanks jayce. i have done it successfully.. how about toher tegra games? like max pane.. gta.. ?

        • No luck on other Tegra games yet.

  • Resu Eman

    Even after saving and removing permissions the file resets itself every time I launch the game.

    • Resu Eman

      Never mind…operator error.

  • oskar kings

    Hi, I know I’m late for the party but, well…I wanna do this on Xoom tablet tegra 2 which is marked to be compatible with this game , of course..and will this modifications affect future updates? I already did this in my Droid x which has less capacity of performance than my Xoom tab but, the freaking game is way too awful when playing than before the modification… I know how to do this stuff and I wonder if I do this in my Xoom , will the game play be as crappy as in my Droid x?
    One thing I think I miss was , should I have removed the permissions on each folder? Or only on the one where the changes were made?? I removed all Wr permission on the .bak folder but , was that supposed to be made on the modified values folder or on each one??
    Please I’d appreciate a response..thanks..

    • Since you already done it once, why not just try it again on your Xoom?

  • andy

    hey jayce i find /sdcard/android/obb/com.madfingergames.deadtriger/ and no more folders,, like ‘shared_prefs/ folder’ you said.. can you help me?

    • Hi andy, root level. Not sdcard.

      • andy

        sorry but Im new in android.. How can I find root with ES. because one root I found was emty. /root/emty. I have galaxy s2

        • Please take your time to learn it then. Note – root level is not a folder. 😉

          • andy

            I need to root my device first ?

  • John

    Hi Jayce! Thanks for the tip, unfortunately I am having no success. I have a galaxy Nexus with liquids Jelly Bean beta 1 Rom. What I have done:
    1. Open game change graphics to high. Hit back button “quit application”
    2. Using Es file manager I did the steps. Deleted the .bak
    3. Open game back up and It starts off like its the first time I have started the game. graphics are back to low.
    4. Also tried opening game, hitting home button, then proceeding with changes. But nothing happens in the game.

    Any ideas?

    • Maybe MADFINGER patched it on the latest version.

      • John

        More then likely. Oh well. Thanks for the response!

  • JJ

    I can confirm that this works on the Latest dead trigger in the market. so no, its not patched. It depends on what text editor you use for it to work correctly. If a .bak file is not created it wont work. at least for me anyway

  • phil

    So I can just download dead trigger from the play store and do this, and i get all the particle and water effects? or do i need a tegra 3 apk like i heard about?

    • From Play Store will do.

  • Motiur

    What’s the difference between high and ultra high? On my GSM Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom, I can simply go to settings and set the graphics quality to high and it looks like Tegra 3 graphics. I haven’t tried this ultra high hack yet. I’m wondering if it’s any different.

    • – Spectacular ragdoll effects (Tegra 3 only)
      – Water simulation (Tegra 3 only)

  • Christian

    does this also work on motorola razr xt910??

    • Just try it to find out…

  • stupidme

    Nice job

  • geovanni

    jaja puse 3 en ambos valores y se ve mucho mejor!

  • Thai C.

    Try changing the device name in the default.prop file since that is the folder apps read to identify your device to set the best settings for it. Search the location of the file on Google because I don’t remember where it is located. Root access is needed.

    • Thai

      I keen file not folder.

  • Sandes

    Hey i cant set the graphjins to ultra high on my htc epxlorer. everythime i do it it only goes from high to low and low to medium then high. there is no ultra high gfraphics option. plz reply me to my mail cuz i will definitely forget ur website after a minute. PLZZZZZZZZ HELLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!

    • Sorry Sandes, I have no idea then if above guide can’t work for you.

  • berbz

    there is no com.madfingergames.deadtrigger in data folder… help..

    • Root level /data folder. Not the one in SD card.

      • berbz

        the folder is empty

        • MADFINGER Games might have change the location then in latest version.

          • berbz

            i see it now.. es file manager cant open.. i used root explorer, now my settings is in ultrahigh.. it sometimes stutters… may i ask, in menu.. the buildings only show color black…

  • Ellman25

    may i ask what version of dead trigger you used im sure i could get it to work if the setting didnt revert every time i ran the app

  • pedro

    eu consegui mas só a simulação da agua, os pingos caindo aparecem, mas os efeitos de agua no chão, do primeiro nivel (introdução) nao aparecem, mas fumaça, bilho reflexos, aparecem sim mas a agua que eu quero nao aparece. por favor me ajudem .

    • Above method did not work for you?