Rooted Galaxy S3, How to Disable LED for GmailGeneral


  1. ikago6490

    ikago6490 New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I have a Galaxy S3. Currently, when I get a new email, it shows in the notification bar and the blue LED lights up when the screen is off. I want to have a notification in the bar, but no LED. In the Gmail app I have an option to turn off notifications altogether, but no specific LED option.

    I tried several LED apps (Light Manager, Light Flow, LED Blinker) none of them worked.

    I read in another thread that it's possible to control the LED from the System folder if you have a rooted phone. My phone is rooted and I have Root Explorer. Can someone explain the process for doing this?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Hello and welcome to AF!!
    This may or may not be a solution but go into menu/settings/display/led indicator.
    Now, unchecking the box next to "notifications" will not only disable the led notification for gmail, but for other message notifications also. If that is not your desire, then I will have to research turning the led off just for email/gmail:)
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    LightFlow does it mate. Just hit the trumpet icon, select the gmail app , enable notifications, scroll horisontaly to "light", uncheck the "enable light" box :thumbup:
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  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    ^^^^and there ya go! :thumbup:
    I never used liteflow, so I am ignorant to that :rolleyes:
    Thanks funky!
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Ive heard of problems with lightflow on the US models Mike. Dont know if its been fixed but it was causing Talkback when u open homescreen folders with TW launcher :thumbup:
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  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Causing Talkback? What do you mean?
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    the phone was saying like "opened folder" when they opened a folder lol it was messing with the accessability features :)
    Think it was only with stock launcher though... weird eh :)
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Ah, gotcha. Yeah wierd. I don't use Talkback. pfft!
    Well, if liteflow doesn't work for the op, then we gotta think of something different.:)
  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Yeah their profile isnt filled in so duno what model theyr on.
    Yeah people werent using talkback but their s3 was still talking lol! :)
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

  11. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member

    I don't have to use it. I married one, and in turn, she gave birth to 3 more. Every time my phone does anything, I get an ear full of notifications.
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