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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thatperson, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. thatperson

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    Corry, Pa
    I updated and now my LED doesn't light up for text messages or email notifications anymore. I use Handsent but have tried stock text program and it doesn't work either. I had to download light flow to get them back. Is there a setting or something I'm missing in gingerbread that turns them back on?

    Thanks

    Edit: Ok, for some reason the led for gmail started to work and it also works for the stock text program but I still can't get it to work for Handcent. I rebooted the phone to get it to work for the first 2, but I can't figure out what to do for Handcent.
     

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    My leds are not working either.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Lol they still did not fix this for the final build?

    For shame Moto and VZW. :mad:
     
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    Like I said, i got them to work for gmail and the stock text program but not handcent. Just had to reboot the phone. I have looked around and it looks like no one I'd having luck getting handcent to work with gingerbread. Guess we just have to wait for an update from them.
     
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    I work in a Tech related field. Have been in a tec
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    this was a known issue when the leaks came out. Its been hit and miss really. I talked to two friends today. Both got the update. One worked like a champ the other is having notification issues. They both use handsent as well. maybe it will fix itself.
     
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    my handsent works like a champ on my GB
     
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    My led wasn't working either, but after a reboot or two it's fine now. (not using a 3rd PT app btw)
     
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    I went in & confirmed/reset my notification settings and it now works fine after not working to begin with (handsent, that is).
     
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    My LED is NOT working. I've tried rebooting, battery pulls etc and nothing. I had SMSPopup installed when I got the GB update. I uninstalled it and tried the stock settings to see if the LED would work and nothing. I installed a different LED notifier, nothing. I reinstalled SMS Popup, nothing.
    No LED , not even a charging light. Now I have to wake up the phone every time I'm away from it to see if I missed a call or text!!
    So this is a known problem with the leaks that they didn't fix?? Lovely....any other suggestions?
     
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    I reinstalled handcent and my led is working now. Might be worth a shot.
     
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    This is gonna hurt to hear, but I would suggest a factory reset. That should resolve any wonky issues you are having.
     
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    I've installed and reinstalled 2 different LED notifier apps and nothing. I was using SMSPopup before and it worked great but not now.
    I sure don't want to do a factory reset. I've never had to actually do one. Are there instructions here somewhere or do I need to take it into Verizon, if it comes to that ??
     
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    wonder if it's because Handcent isn't ready for GB

    fwiw, GoSMSPro LED notifications work just fine for me, as does Gmail
     
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    If you decide to do a factory reset (I did today, it's no fun) then with the phone turned off you just need to hold the home button and power button until you see the triangle with the android guy. Then you need to push both the up and down volume keys to get to stock recovery. Then you use the volume keys to navigate and the power button to select. Good luck.

    Edit: BTW it cured all the problems I was having.
     
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    After reading this thread, I testing my LEDs and they are not working. That just wonderful.

    Are you using GB after the factory reset or the version the phone came with?
     
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    LED is working again after a couple reboots.
     
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    Looking more and more like rebooting is the way to fix it! :p
     
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    I've rebooted mine about 15 times today and 4 battery pulls.....def not working for everyone....
     
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    We'll have to keep an eye on this. Hope everyone keeps advising us of this LED issue.
     
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    I got the LEDs to work for SMS (Handcent & GOSMS Pro). What I did was turn off any pop up settings. If the screen comes on when the message pops up, the LED will not blink when the screen times out. If the LED is blinking and I turn the screen on and turn it back off, that cancels the LED even though there still an unread message. Before Gingerbread, the LED would still blink even if you turn the screen on then off when there a unread message. So ya definitely a bug with the sms apps.

    Note: I rebooting twice before trying this. So maybe rebooting a couple times helps.
     
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    Uh guys to get your LED to work on Handcent you just have to go to Settings > Notification Settings > Notification Settings > LED Flash Frequency and change your settings to 1000 and the second to 0

    If you want it to blink you can change the 0 to a higher number. Also yes its Notification Settings twice.
     
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    Unfortunatley that does not work for me. There is definitely a bug in there. Cant get it to work for any of my email accounts or handcent. Bummer.
     
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    OK. I am now officially PO'd!

    My LED is tango uniform.

    I Really Do Not Want To have to load an app to get what should be on the phone!

    I Also Do Not Want To Do A Factory Reset! I've done 2 batt pulls so far and still no LED.

    I was totally stock and took the OTA.

    MOTOROLA, WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION? HOW THE HELL CAN YOU RELEASE A MAJOR UPGRADE WITHOUT A MAJOR FUNCTION OF THE DAMN PHONE EVEN WORKING?!

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     
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    Works just fine for me.

    You do remember that the LED won't be on if your screen is on, right?
     

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