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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thampton342, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. thampton342

    thampton342 New Member
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    Email arrives in my inbox on either corp or gmail account. Is there an external led or light that indicates to me that an email arrives? Blackberry has a little red light that flashes....if my Samsung Fascinate doesn'thave this then it would be the first thing i would claim i miss from the blackberry.:thinking:
     

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  2. Halcyon

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    There is no current LED light. I think there is an app you can use NoLED or something like that on the Market that can help.
     
  3. larry0071

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    My brother in law was so upset over all of this that he dumped his Fascinate and went back to his Strom. Me, I just grab my phone when I return to my office and mash the button on the side to see it light up with puzzle pieces for new mail.... or not. If so, I slide the puzzle..... if there is no new mail, I set it down and it goes back to sleepy time.

    While I am actively in my office (not really active in an office... I know!) I have the volume at the minimal setting and clearly hear the email/text alart, so that is not an issue. I see no point in the LED other than what my Bro in law has as an issue.... If he wakes up at 2am and his phone is flashing whatever color, he knows before he moved for it that there is a email or text. I wake up and have to check manually.... except I don't check because I really don't give two flops of a pancake if you email or text me while I sleep. I'm sleeping, go away!
     
  4. Redbird1

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    Amen Brother!
     
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  5. s44

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    There's a hack that lets you use the four LED buttons at the bottom as indicators.
     
  6. Kaessa

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    Link?
     
  7. s44

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    Here, but I actually wouldn't recommend it yet. Seems to require a complete kernel flash and the kernel isn't quite bugfree ATM.

    Hoping for a standalone version soon.
     
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  8. saps

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    Yeah but geek grandma aint afraid of no stinkin' kernel flash :D
     
  9. nitsuj17

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    yeah give it a few days and there should be a better kernel (or two) with backlight notifications and more stability
     
  10. Kaessa

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    Nope, but the one I have is nice, and I haven't had any bugs (yet). I'll wait until they tune it up a bit, then give it a try. :cool:
     
  11. saps

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    Agreed. I, like many of us, have learned the hard way not to always rush in and flash within minutes of the latest upload. I mean almost every one of these ROM's, kernels, flashables, etc. has a revision posted within 24 hours so prudence has taught me to let others guinea pig it.
     
  12. Kaessa

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    Exactly.
     
  13. s44

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    So there's a working BLN kernel now... Two, in fact.

    They're only available through ROM Manager, though. Go to "Download ROM" and look under jt1134's stuff. There's a Voodoo version and a non-Voodoo version. If you're installing non-Voodoo over Voodoo you have to go through the Voodoo removal process first, but why would you do that? ;)

    If you've already got a Voodoo kernel, you can just install this new Voodoo kernel over it.
     
  14. saps

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    Not exactly;) but yeah for those who dont constantly keep a window open for IRC its the best way as often times some things dont make it to xda for posting.

    **update jeez the old boy has a lot of goodies in there now
     

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