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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Skryre, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Skryre

    Skryre Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, quick question here about the Nexus. I've been trying to charge it up and then let it die before recharging it as a few on these boards have recommended, however I also don't want to overcharge the battery too much, but as far as I can tell if the phone is not on, there's no way to tell if it's charged all the way or not.

    My old phone had an LED that would go from orange to green when it was fully charged, anything like that on the Gnex I'm missing or do I just have to hope it's charged?

    ~Skryre
     



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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Don't worry about overcharging it. You can try one of several different apps that will do this for you. Liteflow from maket (lite free version) is nice :)
     
  3. Skryre

    Skryre Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've got liteflow installed.... but I can't really seem to make it work for me. It might be too intelligent of an app for me.

    ~Skryre
     
  4. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Or rather you're too intelligent for the app ;)

    Lightflow has some settings that are crucial to it working right. iirc they are all there within the app and explain it fairly well. You could always try going to the developers website for support and see what you can find.
     
  5. tispectrum

    tispectrum Member

    Pull out the charging cord, plug it back in when the screen is off, it should work then.
     
  6. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Android Expert

    Make sure the screen is off...
     
  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I tried light flow for the charge notification light, I couldn't get it to work either.
    I unplugged it and plugged it back in, I rebooted, I enabled it in accessibility, nothing.
     
  8. Gunner

    Gunner Android Enthusiast

    When the phone is powered Off, there is an animated charge indicator that is displayed when you connect the phone to the charger. To check for a full charge, tap the power button; you'll see a full batt symbol when it's done.

    I assume this is what the OP was talking about.
     
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  9. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I'm assuming the OP is looking for an indication from the LED without turning on the screen.
    I had battmon X on my Droid X. I had it set to have the LED always on and green while charging, and always on and white when charged.
    Light flow isn't doing that and battmon X doesn't work on the Nexus for this purpose.
     
  10. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Android Expert

    Are your screens off? Light flow works for me. It does not work if the screen is on and charging.

    Turn the screen off and the led should come on. Unplug and replug with screen off
     
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  11. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Already tried that. I will try again.
     
  12. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    It's working this time. I've tried it on 3 other separate occassions and it did not work.
     
  13. VTarantino

    VTarantino Member

    My guess is that you were playing with Light Flow while the phone was plugged in. I can't confirm this, but from my testing I've concluded that for Light Flow to activate, it needs to sense a change in state of the phone AFTER you make the changes and exit the app.

    Example:
    Phone is plugged in. Open Light Flow. Tell Light Flow to flash orange LED while plugged in. Exit Light Flow. Turn screen off. Phone is still plugged in but LED will NOT flash because the "state" of the phone (plugged in vs. unplugged) has not changed - it has been plugged in the the entire time.

    Phone is unplugged. Open Light Flow. Tell Light Flow to flash orange LED while plugged in. Exit Light Flow. Plug phone in. Turn screen off. LED should now flash because Light Flow has been able to detect that the phone changed from the unplugged state to the plugged in state.
     
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