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Change battery indicator to percentage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jabooh1, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. jabooh1

    jabooh1 Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know if there is an app to change the battery indicator to a true percentage? I know of apps that you can put on the homescreen, but the indicator in the status bar is never right. Yesterday I had 25% left and it was still showing 50%.
     

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  2. Jack45

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    Look for Battery Indicator (free) in the Market by Darshan Computing. I've used it for weeks. Nifty little item.
     
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  3. rajendra82

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    Go to xda and look in the dev subforum for the Captivate. There is a very nice status bar mod that replaces the idiotic non-linear Samsung battery status indicator with a variable circle showing the percentage inside it. Fantastic use of screen real estate.
     
  4. Jack45

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    So, I mosied on over to XDA to see what you're referring to and found multiple threads and a ton of pages regarding this mod. Would you be so kind as to filter all the gibberish by posting a link to the current, working solution(s)?
     
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  8. noc

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    I'm sorry but this is the best way I know of. Installing an app for this will just use more resources...
    Actually, try this instead, as I PERSONALLY just tested it myself. It's the easiest method. Indeed as Rhiannon mentions you need to be rooted. All you do is download the file you want (don't even unzip/unrar it), just rename it update.zip and throw it in your root folder. Boot up to recovery and reinstall packages. Make sure you back up your original framework
    [MOD]Fightspit's Super Circle Battery with % | version a, b, c & d | Evo Black Bar - xda-developers
     
  9. Jack45

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    Wow. All this for a battery icon replacement. I appreciate the guidance, but my Battery Indicator status bar number works just fine for my needs. I would've considered the switch, but, IMHO, it's not worth it.
     
  10. rajendra82

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    It's a low risk procedure to do both. IMHO, you are more at risk from not rooting, than rooting. You are less likely to get a full backup of your phone, and may lose data in the future.
     
  11. Rhiannon224

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    I was referring to the link for the modification as it was posted as a solution. Also, I was under the impression that you need to have root access in order to do what you are suggesting. I am a noob and still learning. Thanks for the info, rooting, is easier, imo.
     
  12. rajendra82

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    I changed my mind after posting, becuase I am not sure if the script in the mod update.zip needs root or not. It was such a child's play to both, it was a double no brainer anyway.
     
  13. Rhiannon224

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    Agreed. Titanium saved my ass a few times. I had to return my original beacause of a hairline crack in the screen and the randown shutdowns. Thankfully I was rooted and backed up with Titanium, I moved everything to my external card, flashed back to stock using Odin and returned it. Came home with the new phone, rooted and moved Titanium to the internal sd and restored everything.
     
  14. jabooh1

    jabooh1 Well-Known Member
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    Anything for non rooted captivates?
     
  15. Rhiannon224

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    There are plenty of battery meters available in the Market that don't require rooting. The one we were talking about replaces the innacurate stock indicator in the task bar.
     
  16. sgennuso

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    Just changed my batt icon to the percentage one. The easiest way I have found is to download the update file...email it to yourself, be sure to delete your old update file in the phone if already rooted(this way new update file isnt named update2.zip automatically), save the email attachment and the phone automatically saves it to the right spot. Then reboot.
    Easy as 1,2,3 :)
     
  17. Jack45

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    You've got three alternatives now. Mine (post 2), the mod that's taken up most of this thread, and a bunch of others in the Market. Go for it.
     
  18. MikeyMike01

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    There's no reason not to root it. Its almost a gaurantee to work, and in the rare case it doesn't, Odin will save the day.

    Besides, rooting opens up a whole new world of possibilities. To each his own.
     
  19. LukeOlson

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    Anyone have links for Super Circle Battery mod for Froyo on the Captivate that are actually working?
     

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