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Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-13, 20:18 PM

Don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I wanted to see if anyone else was having a problem with Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App. On my Droid 1 or (OG Droid) I could use this app and the camera led would come on and a triangle in the notification area would say something to the effect that it would turn off in 15 min of inactivity, would stay on and could do whatever I wanted till I turned it off. Got a maxx and downloaded the app and it turns on the LED but as soon as you hit the home button, or the screen goes to sleep the app turns itself off this the led goes off also. Looking closer to see if a setting was off or something to prevent it from staying on longer I tried it again, however this time I noticed that the attention triangle in the notification bar doesn't pop-up saying that it would turn off after X amount of minutes. I know there's other apps but I really like Motorola's app for the least amount of permissions and just the fact its from the manufacture. Anyone else have this problem or know how to make it to where the light says on without keeping the screen on?

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-17, 18:46 PM

OK, I have been looking for an app that would have very few permissions and would work with the screen off. I think I found one that will fit the bill. The app is called TeslaLED Flashlight by TESLACOIL SOFTWARE. It only has three permissions.


  • Hardware controls:  Take pictures and videos

  • System tools:  Display system-level alerts, prevents phone from sleeping

  • Hardware controls:  Control flashlight


If you are looking for a good flashlight app with minimal permissions than this is one to definitely look at. It should work for the OP and f38urry. Hope this helps.

I am not a Motorola/Lenovo Employee. I am just a volunteer who happens to be a Moderator. All comments are my own and are not necessarily Motorola/Lenovo's position.

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-14, 7:05 AM

This is exaclty how the app works on my Droid Razr as well. It works with the screen off on my Droid X. I guess they have set it up on the Razr Maxx this way to prevent the battery from being burned up? Not sure.


It looks like your only option would be to go with another app as this app doesn't have any options that I can find. Sorry.

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-15, 19:15 PM

I use Color Flashlight, for what it's worth.

Please do not PM me - if you have issues, search the forums for threads on your topic and post there, or start a new thread. Thanks!
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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-15, 19:56 PM

I found another flashlight app this morning that I like, Joel-Possibly that is a reason that it doesn’t stay on but I'm not the developer so I don’t know the logic they were using in which devices stayed on or not after switching or turning off the screen. Matt-Thanks for the app suggestion. Just was curious as to if I was the only one it was happening too or if a solution was known to change the setting somehow, but that’s why there is a market (play store) so that way we aren’t just stuck with a single app-we have choices. Time to insert a developer’s shout out to thank them for keep building newer and better apps! And thank yall for the replies!

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-16, 20:07 PM

Matt (Forums Manager) said:

I use Color Flashlight, for what it's worth.



I chose not to use Color Flashlight because....  Why should a flashlight app need "full internet access", ability to "modify the system's settings data" or the ability "to collect images the camera is seeing"?  Yes, Droidlight LED Flashlight collects images too, but....



Color Flashlight Permissions



This application has access to the following:



  • Hardware controls
    take pictures and videos

    Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.


  • Network communication
    full Internet access

    Allows an application to create network sockets.


  • System tools
    modify global system settings

    Allows an application to modify the system's settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your system's configuration.




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  • Hardware controls
    control flashlight

    Allows the application to control the flashlight.


  • Network communication
    view network state

    Allows an application to view the state of all networks.





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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-17, 2:37 AM

It's something they've actually done to the app. In a recent update they disabled that feature for whatever reason. It use to work both on my X, Razr, and my friends Bionic before they updated it. It's kind of annoy, I wish they would restore it.

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-17, 12:54 PM

Matt (Forums Manager) said:

I use Color Flashlight, for what it's worth.



Matt,


This is a new (since my post above) interesting article regarding application "permissions"


http://www.pcworld.com/article/251824/androids_permission_problems.html 

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-17, 18:46 PM

OK, I have been looking for an app that would have very few permissions and would work with the screen off. I think I found one that will fit the bill. The app is called TeslaLED Flashlight by TESLACOIL SOFTWARE. It only has three permissions.


  • Hardware controls:  Take pictures and videos

  • System tools:  Display system-level alerts, prevents phone from sleeping

  • Hardware controls:  Control flashlight


If you are looking for a good flashlight app with minimal permissions than this is one to definitely look at. It should work for the OP and f38urry. Hope this helps.

I am not a Motorola/Lenovo Employee. I am just a volunteer who happens to be a Moderator. All comments are my own and are not necessarily Motorola/Lenovo's position.

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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-19, 1:18 AM
 TeslaLED is nice--I replaced Droid Light with it. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Motorola Droidlight LED Flashlight App-Maxx

2012-03-20, 15:32 PM

Wow the post got really popular since I last checked it, TeslaLED is even better than the other I’ve been using-there’s no adds, the option to strobe, front screen, Morse code, timer, very small app size, doesn’t run in background after exiting....and like mentioned it stays on when the screen goes off :)  Thanks for taking the time to look Joel I’m sure others will find this as a great alternative also

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