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Notification LED Supposed to Work On Texts?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gapi, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. gapi

    gapi Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My Notification LED is very unreliable and when it does work its only for emails.

    Is it supposed to work for texts?
     



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  2. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    can't comment on stock, as i didn't use it that way long, but lightflow will let you control your LED across all apps. this includes color, blink speed, notification duration, etc. i have used it since my droid days, and it is one of my favorite apps. it is so nice to immediately know exactly what kind of notification you have even when the screen and sound are off.

    hopefully someone else will chime in on stock behavior.
     
  3. mattywalnuts

    mattywalnuts Well-Known Member

    The LED works on texts without changing any settings...if you are used to the droid 1 or droid 2 notifications, the gnex's LED light is going to be a let down in stock....it doesnt blink as frequently as the older Droids and to me looks more white asopposed to green.
     
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  4. R0llTide

    R0llTide Member

    The LED notification light works fine for my yahoo mail app. I do not use the stock email or messaging apps so no comment there. I use handcent for messages and the led light works just fine. You can control the frequency and the color of the led for texts based on the sender.
     
  5. gapi

    gapi Android Expert
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    Thanks, I needed confirmation it works for incoming texts before I return to the store so I do not get blindsided by the rep telling me it comes from the factory not configured for texts.

    I is haphazard for emails and never for texts. I know about the market app that tweaks it, its just my handset out of the box is defective.

    I'm going in for a swap.
     
  6. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    My stock LED is pretty unreliable.... sometimes it works, some times it doesn't.

    Oh well! Got lite flow going any way.
     
  7. gapi

    gapi Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Did light flow help with reliability?
     
  8. gapi

    gapi Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well, I just installed LF and upon reading the permissions and warnings I promptly uninstalled it.

    Mercy you guys. As an investigator I am waving the big red flag on this app! They do everything they can to warn you without coming out and saying it.

    That little LED is just not that important to me.
     
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  9. Kuhns787

    Kuhns787 Android Enthusiast

    I tried lite flow and I can't seem to get it to work. I have the led endabled in the stock settings am I missing something?
     
  10. mattywalnuts

    mattywalnuts Well-Known Member

    thanks for the warning, is it as bad as facebook?
     
  11. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    which permissions are you worried about? this app has been around for years now, and i have not heard anyone complain about it being malicious. :thinking:
     
  12. gapi

    gapi Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Not really. Unless you call giving an app free rein of your phone missing out. I will wait for a possible OTA fix perhaps.

    Its according to the permissions it asks for and what the app needs to run. Read this to get the jist of it all. It lists most if not all permissions and their possible threats. HERE
     
  13. gapi

    gapi Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The ones that can cost me money. The ones that can read credit card numbers when entered.

    Its just me and my careful ways due to the deceptions I have seen in my business.

    To me the app is just for simple notification lights. Why does it need interment access and SD card freedoms and just about every-other permission known to man in the android operating system? That app as wonderful as it may seem wants it ALL.

    I may be crying wolf but I feel safer doing with out it.

    No reports out there? I don't want to be the first one to report something for doing something I gave it permission to do eh?

    Don't get me wrong, I realize I may be over cautious and hope I am. But....
     
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