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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lock-N-Load, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Was a fan of this app. Used it to give me custom color LED (purple) and sound for a call that was missed. As well, for calendar services I used it to flash a custom color LED (blue) and play a sound. Essentially, you could override the system settings and pickup where it left off.

    Well, as of 2.2 this app is busted. The dev claims to have made a more 2.2 friendly versions.. but its busted. No more color LED selections - stock Droid green and green only - and the Calendar notifications are 100% busted. A missed notification call works in that you can get your custom sound, but only green LED (which is already the stock color for like 3-4 other notification). But like I said.. nothing for calendar.

    So.. anyone have any tips for replacements in 2.2.

    I found one - Calendar Notification - and it CAN do colored LED (I used blue) and a custom tone that broke in Missed Call. And I still use Missed Call for missed calls, but hate the green LED. Would love to find 1 app to do it all, hate having 2 apps - 1 of which is busted.

    oh.... and BTW, never figured out why the dev always says the gMail notification is not possible. I have used an app - and they have a 2.2 version that works perfect - called gMail Notifier.

  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Well that is disappointing. I love that app and am not going to be happy to see it not working on 2.2 when I get it.
    Hopefully there is a solution, I've come to rely on my different color LED notifications.
  3. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I have emailed the dev in the past, with some feedback, and recently with this "Missed Call for Android 2.x", and never once heard back. plus, the version before this that worked on 2.01-2.1 was never 1 time updated IIRC.

    so.. I do not hold out much hope :(

    Plus... it does seem like the dev spreads some FUD like saying "LED notifications for Missed Calls are not possible in Android "Froyo" 2.2." when in both gMail Notifier and Calendar Notifier and Handcent - LED choices are possible in 2.2. Plus, when he says that you cannot notify for gMail, well, I already proved that not true.
  4. VIO

    VIO Android Enthusiast

    Lock-N-Load, this may not be the best answer for everyone in this forum, but being rooted there are a few ROM's out that feature this functionality as part of the rom itself (I believe).

    So if it s big deal, or something you want to switch over there is that option (I think sapphire, and the newer CM Nightlies have it)

    One can hope that someone can just make an app to work with FroYo but, I don't know...
  5. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
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    yeah, I am rooted, but since it is a 2.2 app that does not require root and use to work, I wanted to put it here. As well, a custom ROM also brings a whole lot of other things along than just colored LED's.
  6. VIO

    VIO Android Enthusiast

    lYeah its like buying a boeing 747 for the peanuts, but hey it is an option :p
  7. Nidisa

    Nidisa Well-Known Member

    Missed call is working fine on my stock 2.2 droid.
  8. Genetic_Bloom

    Genetic_Bloom Well-Known Member

    There was an API change with 2.2 so it's not guaranteed to work. As far as I know the dev has said it won't, but some people can get it to so I don't know what's up.
  9. icecold

    icecold Android Enthusiast

    I have been able to get the custom LED color (I use orange) for a missed call, but nothing for the calendar. So, I will take the LED notification for a missed call at least. It is too bad about the Calendar though...

    I forced the 2.2 update last week on my Droid...

    Being that the OP is rooted, maybe it a variance in the FRG01B and FRG22?
  10. Jebus

    Jebus Member


    I've just noticed that on my Droid too. I was a fan of this application too. I miss the custom color LED. Now it's back to boring green.:(

    I looked into it, but couldn't find anything.
  11. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I feel like such a ****

    one of the BEST apps ever is one called Tasker. it can be used to automate all kinds of functions by event, time of day, action, etc... well DUH!! I use it daily and did not even think about using it to try to address this.

    going to see about using it to trigger an LED color of choice and sound alert...
  12. Gunner

    Gunner Android Enthusiast

    I'm rooted w/ 2.2. I use MC and I'm able to get different LED's for Gmail, SMS and missed calls; green, cyan (white), purple.
  13. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    MC doesn't do gMail, or eMail, so not sure how you claim to be getting that as part of MC???

    I am also 2.2 rooted, and I get missed call sound and LED but not the LED I selected.

    heck, the market download fot his app even says "LED notifications for missed calls are not possible in Android "Froyo" 2.2" - which other apps can do, like Tasker, but his can't. so not sure how your getting color as well?

    BTW, what version of MC? the newest one of like 0.9.2 called "missed call for android"? What ROM are you using?
  14. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    For those uisng Tasker, I found a possible soultion for missed calls, but not calendar event notices.

    for missed calls, I set a Missed Call action to (1) trigger a Notify Sound (2) wait 2 second (3) trigger a Notify LED and both use the same "title" and icon so there is only 1 notification in the notification drop down from Tasker (as opposed to 2 if you do not use the same "title"). It is a bummer as you must have a "title" show up in the notification bar.. but we know the system already does that so there will be 2 then in the end - Tasker's and the systems. that sucks and not way to not have the Tasker one it seems. But if the Missed Call app just totally dies - as it has gotten no updates since MAY!! - then this will work.
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  15. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast

    Lock-N-Load, I've been following all of your posts on this for the past week or so - You seem to have done the most research (or at least posted about it), so THANKS!

    I've been trying all of your suggestions (and the suggestions of others) and I found a great solution for missed calls. The app called "Blink". it doesn't have the greatest reviews, but it works for missed calls on my unrooted 2.2 Droid. No extra notification or anything like that - Just a straight up custom-colored LED to go with my stock notification of a missed call.

    I only downloaded Blink 5 minutes ago so I still need to play with it and some other notifications, but I guess I got a little overexcited and wanted to post here.
  16. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    yeah, I tried that Blink and did not get good results personally. I got double notifications AND when I tested the alert it worked but when I had my chick call me to test it, the alert sound fired BUT no custom LED color. So it was like in testing it worked, but in real life it failed and the stock green LED fired.
  17. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    BTW, in Tasker an even better way is, more streamlined:

    1. Notify LED (with Title Missed Call)
    2. Play Music

    this way you only get 1 notification, but you cut out 1 step and get the same results.
  18. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast

    Sorry, man. This is so odd how so many peoples' phones are implementing (or NOT implementing) these apps so differently.
  19. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    so a custom color LED DID work for you when you get a real live call?

    BTW, how are you testing, having someone call you?

    did you removed Missed Call app or just disable it?
  20. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast

    Yup. I set the LED to red for a missed call and it works. I just 2.2 OTA this morning and I've been messing with the phone all day and done a number of power cycles and it's still working so far.

    I'm calling my cell phone from my deskphone at work. (I don't trust those in-app "test" buttons.)

    i removed it but i'm considering reinstalling it and just not setting it up...just in case the dev updates it for 2.2, i'll get an auto-update notification, ya know? (fwiw, i also tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it to see if that would work and it didn't.) It's a shame - That was such a great app, and so essential to a lot of us...I just don't know wtf happened to the dev.

    Did you ever find a solution for the calendar notification LED? I only use custom LED's for missed calls and for calendar notifications and I'm still searching for a good calendar LED app. (Handcent takes care of a custom color for texts/mms and I leave all of my emails & gchats as green.) Calendar notifier doesn't work the way I'd like it to, but it's better than nothing, I suppose. This might sound a little crazy, but I've actually been thinking of contacting some of my favorite devs to come up with an LED app...
  21. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    damn you :) I might try it 1 more time just too see

    my cell IS my work and my home and my... my only phone

    I kept it for the exact same reason HOPING 1 day he will surface, but the last update was May and I hold no real hope to be honest

    Calendar notifier works great for me. Gives me sound and custom LED color. The setup is a little cryptic, but I have it working fine.

    I would pay pretty good $ to have a 1 single app that does custom LED colors and sounds for everything, even stock stuff: calendar alerts, Talk notifications, Google Voice notifications, gMail, Missed Calls, etc.. this is such a no brainer, but every dev does like a piece here and a piece there
  22. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    okay.. so Blink failed again.. I tried, no dice
  23. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast

    Ha! Well, I'm still jealous of the guy from one of the other threads who somehow got missed call to work with his 2.2. Keep me posted and let me know what works for ya. I'll do the same.

    I'd pay good money too, and I'm sure we're not the only ones...And I have a feeling that within the next few days I'll probably lose what little patience I have and just start emailing some devs - I'll keep the forums posted on any responses I get.
  24. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast


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