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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Camera flash as notification?

I noticed on my friends iphone, when he gets a text, the flash for his camera lights up.

Is this possible to do on the S3?

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it is possible but there is no known mod for that yet. i also doubt any dev would do that.. if so, then having the LED notification would be pretty useless. also, using Camera's flash would eat more battery when it is used as a notifier.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.monopoint.beacon

Works like a charm. Can set up current flashes. For text and calls. And doesn't drain battery up as much as you'd think.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jug6ernaut.utl.flnotifier&hl=de

free app have not tried it personally u can try it and see.

It is also possible with tasker+TeslaLED.
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it is possible but there is no known mod for that yet. i also doubt any dev would do that.. if so, then having the LED notification would be pretty useless. also, using Camera's flash would eat more battery when it is used as a notifier.

Why is it that every time someone wants the phone to do something, someone has to say it would be stupid because it would use battery power?

Turning on the damn phone uses battery power, but the manufacturer put a power button on the phone so we could turn it on. OMG!!! It eats battery if it's on....why would you put a power button on it?
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Why is it that every time someone wants the phone to do something, someone has to say it would be stupid because it would use battery power?

Turning on the damn phone uses battery power, but the manufacturer put a power button on the phone so we could turn it on. OMG!!! It eats battery if it's on....why would you put a power button on it?
Agreed! I would venture a guess that the number of people who are actually away from a charging port for more than 10 hours is really, really rare, but having a battery life of UNDER ten hours is considered horrendous. Being too lazy to plug your phone in because it's a bother or because you are too lazy doesn't count.

Is it cool to have a battery life over ten hours? Yes. Is it really necessary? Probably not.
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I accept that when you use an electronic device, it uses battery. If it does the cool things I want it to, I don't care TO much about battery life. When I want the battery to last, I turn off some of the cool stuff. I would rather have it...whatever it is...and have the option to turn it off to save battery when needed.

One of the biggest responses on the iPhone forums when you ask about flash support in web pages is that it eats batter. Big friggin deal...don't use it then if you want the battery to last longer.
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