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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jack58, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I've used Lightflow for several years now and use it a lot. No problems... until now!
    I tried the paid version of Light Flow (I am a heavy notification user) and it doesn't work. Tried many settings and workarounds (including the Samsung-specific workaround, direct mode, etc.). Nothing.

    And the worst problem is that the always-on screen of the S7/Edge only shows missed calls and SMS messages... and the blue LED light when I want the red or purple LED light. I am quite stuck at this point.
    I don't want the miss/blocked call notification either, but it looks like I'm stuck with that.
     


  2. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Android Enthusiast

    No luck with Lightflow, but I have Light Manager working. The app was updated yesterday, and works well.
     
  3. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! I give up on trying to get Lightflow to work... so I'll delete it and try Light Manager.
     
  4. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Installed Light Manager, getting the same notifications as before, a popup with blue blinking light. I wanted purple, then tried red... still getting blue. I tested the lights in setup and the colors I wanted worked then. Had my wife text me, blue LED

    When I checked the FAQ, I saw this:
    Samsung Galaxy S 7 Edge - Not fully compatible with Android 6.0, have to enable “Wake Screen” in Light Manager > Advanced Settings
     
    #4 jack58, Mar 22, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2016
  5. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Android Enthusiast

    You need to enable "5.1 workaround" in LightManager settings, then in each App that you want custom LED color notifications, you need to turn LED notification off in each of those apps. Finally, in "Settings--->Notifications" on the S7, you need to enable notifications from LightManager.
     
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  6. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Can you elaborate in detail a little more? Such as isn't the 5.1 for pre-Marshmallow? And turning off the allow LED notification in settings, in my case I only want text notification and it's the only one I allow in Notifications/Advanced
     
  7. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Android Enthusiast

    The developer advised to turn on the 5.1 workaround. Basically, you want Light Manager to control the LED, so every App that you want LightManager to control requires that LED notification within that specific App be turned off. After you have setup LightManager, you must "Restart Light Manager", in order for your changes to take effect.
     
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  8. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    OK, I'll try those... thanks.
     
  9. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Couldn't find where the LED lights in settings? Looked all over for it too, but so many setting options.
    Anyways, following some of the instructions listed above, I got the Light Manager purple led & app to show up on the "Always on Screen" which is what I want. I sure would like to get rid of the phone calls blocked or otherwise though.
     
  10. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    I tried Light flow and it was to confusing all the settings. Than my friend messed with it and couldn't get it to work. I'll have her test this one and see if she gets it to work. I would just like purple or pink for my text. Textra has where you can use a different color LED so did Handcent back when I used it but I don't know if they work. I'm using stock messenger now on this phone. But I have this Tweetcaster Pro twitter app and it lights up Red and Yellow and Green and has Blue but nothing else fancy but I tested it and it worked and it also has blink speed.
     
  11. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Textra's works, set it up earlier.
     
  12. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    Oh it does so do I need to make it my default than try it? I downloaded it when I got this phone but then ended up liking the stock messaging cause under contacts I could have notifications for people besides ringtones. So I haven't used Textra but the other day I opened it up and saw text there.

     
  13. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    Didn't work for me I made Textra my default changed someone's LED to magenta and when she texted me my screen came on I got no LED. Oh well I like the stock messaging I'll continue using it.
     
  14. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    Didn't work for me I made Textra my default changed someone's LED to magenta and when she texted me my screen came on I got no LED. Oh well I like the stock messaging I'll continue using it.
     
  15. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    I wondered if this was ever updated to work more consistently? I love led notifications.
     
  16. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    It's not an update problem. It's Marshmallow closing the exploit Lightflow used to use, and Samsung doing other stuff with the LED setup. The author currently has a request on Google to open a LED API.
     
  17. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    Do those ever go anywhere? I find Google ignores requests.
     
  18. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Not all of them. And they only take requests which has a lot of stars/votes.

    So far though Lightflow has been working properly for me.
     
  19. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    There is a thread which started way back at google maps 7 that navigation without destination go back to using GPS rather than internal compass (which doesn't work in a car). The thread in Google has 100's of posts and Google still uses phone compass which is utterly useless in a car.
     
  20. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    Which settings do u use in lightflow?
     
  21. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I set Battery Savings thing to ignore it. Then just set it up as usual. I actually do use blue for emails, so it's not an issue for me. Then I don't use the stock SMS app so it's not an issue as well. I actually have Samsung workaround off.
     
  22. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    I use blue for sammy email but green for gmail and red for work email and yellow for stock sms.
     

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