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    Can I change the battery icon to show number?

    Right now only a graph.

    Thanks.
     

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    Download a widget from the market. There are a few that show the remaining life as a percentage
     
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    yes, I found some also.

    However all of them are showing on the desktop as widget.

    Is there one that will replace the battery icon at the top right corner, so I dont need to go to desktop.

    But I think it is related to kernel somehow and its not open source, so it should not be possible at the moment.

    Thanks :D
     
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    rooted and themed phones can have just about any icon even in the notification bar ... but not is stock ... unless and app places it there as a notification ... but the stock battery would remain on the right side of the notification bar ..
     
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    yea. I found out the rooted phone doesnt do it either.

    So it should be something in the kernel, its not an app can do. Need some deeper modification.
     
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    I had a theme on my phone that changed all the icons even those in the notification bar so it can be done ... but also and app would have to be running in the background to keep it update ... and most people have seemed to find that it is more of a waste to battery to monitor it than it is worth ...
     
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    From my understanding, in that case, it seems that aps is overlay over all of the home interface, and simply make all of them new icon or new widge like on the status bar.

    It definitely would use more battery than usual. So like you said, it would reverse the purpose to monitor battery.

    Unless something can be done in kernel to show ## rather graphic since graph is based on number anyway, just number of different graph is less than 100.
     
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    Battery status free seems to do what u want.i'm using it fine on my Magic
     
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    I just downloaded and see what it does. It is a widget, it has the # on it, but not replacing the right top corner battery.

    thanks for the link :D
     
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