How to calibrate Dell Streak touchscreen

Streak-calibrate

You shouldn't have to do this very often (if at all), but if you ever need to recalibrate the touchscreen on your Dell Streak for some reason, there's a really easy way to do it. It's so easy, in fact, that you don't even have to touch the screen. Yep, you won't find any of that "tap the moving cross hair" you may be used to here.

Here's how it's done:

  1. Turn off your Streak.
  2. Boot into recovery mode by holding down both volume buttons while pressing the power button.
  3. Use the volume down button to highlight option 3 (screen calibration) from the menu and press the camera button to select it.
  4. Press the volume down button again to begin the calibration, then press the camera button to return to the previous menu screen. Select the last option to turn off the Streak and then turn it back on normally.

Step 4 may not apply to Android 1.6. I'm running 2.2 on my Streak, but what I think happens on 1.6 after step 3 is that the calibration begins on its own and the device reboots once it's done.

Thanks, Brian!

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