How to activate 160Hz refresh rate on Asus ROG Phone 3?

Asus had recently announced ROG Phone 3 in the global markets. This is a gaming-centric smartphone and one of the early adopters to bring 144Hz refresh rate display. The device lets you choose various modes 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and 144Hz. But XDA found a secret command which takes this experience to the next level with 160Hz refresh rate support. However, the company didn’t make it official, but they are surely testing it for next-generation smartphones.

How to activate the 160Hz refresh rate on Asus ROG Phone 3?

According to XDA-Developers publication, you can easily activate 160Hz refresh rate on your Asus ROG Phone 3 smartphone. To do that, you need to enable debugging mode before moving to the next step. You can proceed to this guide if you don’t know how to do that. Obviously, to perform this task you need a laptop, which will help you to run provided code via CMD command. Below are some easy steps to perform these tasks:

  • Just open your PC and search “CMD”
  • Right-click on the “Command Prompt” and run it “as administrator” to escape any further permission hurdle
  • After that just type the
    adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 1


  • Windows or Mac PC
  • Orginal detachable provided alongside the phone
  • ADB Pre-installed on your PC
  • That’s all you need to enable this feature!
Image Credit: XDA-Developers

Once you enter this command, reboot your phone. After your phone is switched on, you will be able to toggle the 160Hz display mode in Settings > Display > Refresh Rate or from the Refresh Rate Quick Settings tile. As of now, there are only a few apps available that support the 160Hz refresh rate. But you can feel the smoothness by visiting the which is a refresh rate testing platform. Moreover, you can download the Fluid Simulation App from Google play store to enjoy the 160Hz experience.

At the current scenario, only very few apps support even 144Hz refresh rate, but in future, the trend will definitely change. Special thanks to XDA-Developers for this guidance!

If somehow you want to deactivate this feature, you need to type the below-given command in your PC’s command prompt same way you did it while enabling this feature!

adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 0

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