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  1. ben.fred

    ben.fred Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hey,
    guys i just installed handcent on my phone and noticed i now have a BLUE LED and love it.

    is it actually a blue led or could we use an app the change it?

    what's the blue one used for? blue tooth?

    thanks ben
     

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  2. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Well-Known Member

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    Interesting one! I have never seen the LED go blue for any other application than Handcent. It goes green and orange, and that's it.

    I would be interested to know this....
     
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    ben.fred Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i found an app called blink, cant get it to do anything though.....
     
  4. SlugForAButt

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    You can change the LED notification colour in handcent to blue/green/amber/pink/light blue which should do for what you need?
     
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    Handcent runs perfectly on mine with no battery drain.

    I read somewhere that the desire has 3 different coloured LEDs, red, blue and green and creates all the different colours by combining them.

    I find that if I am charging and the orange LED is on and I then get a text it goes a deep purple.

    There are people on XDA trying to utilise the different colours. Have a look here:

    Notification LED Multicolor (App to toggle blue+green+amber led included) - xda-developers
     
  7. StevenSeed

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    Did you read to the bottom of the thread? I discovered what it was in the end. If you have the blink rate on default it's fine, but anything else (i.e. slow, medium, fast or custom), it doesn't let the phone sleep.

    I'm now using handcent with the default blink rate setting and it's fine (in fact it's improved battery life as you can have a black background rather than a white one).
     
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    I use Chomp...

    Tho' - thought the Desire only had a green n red led ??????????

    I tried handcent & couldnt get it to flash blue.....

    Tho like Chomp better for the 'themes.......
     
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    There are 3 LED's on the desire. 1 green 1 blue 1 red
    Combining those LED's gives different colors.

    I was recharging my battery the other day which gave me a "amber" color.
    When I received an sms with handcent (I use blue color normaly) But whilest charging the LED the light turned "pink".

    And if you look very carefully into the small light, you can actually see 2 small dots, 1 blue and 1 orange/red.
     
  11. visari

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    yeah, i get how it works (i've done physics) but i just assumed that it just wasn't capable of doing them individually, kinda like how before 2.2 you couldn't use the flashlight.
    How come the app has amber green blue instead of red green blue? amber is made up of the green and red led, is this due to the hardware or just to do with the app?
     
  12. diS

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    You've got the basic 3 color LED's on the Desire "Red Green Blue".
    The amber light that you have is the combination of Red and Green.

    If you charge the battery, check the light, you'll see a small green dot and a small red one!
    Tilt the phone slightly to the left and look to the left side ;)
     
  13. visari

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    Yeah, I totally get that. What I was trying to ask is how come there isn't controls for red green and blue, basically why is there amber control and no red control. Rgb control would be way better since it has 6 colours instead of 5 and more useful colours , and I was wondering if the hardware only allowed for green amber and blue .

    Edit: I've looked around and it seems like there's only commands for doing amber green and blue. (http://mathijshuis.nl/post/1322057124/control-your-htc-desire-leds-root-flash#) so it looks like apps can only use those 3 colours...
     

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