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Support trackball notification not working in froyo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sourmilk, May 23, 2010.

  1. sourmilk

    sourmilk Well-Known Member
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    Anybody else having this problem in 2.2?
    I'm not sure if it ever worked or whether it stopped working since I did the update last night. I tried changing the pulse notification light setting and doing a reboot bit no luck.:thinking:
    I googled the problem and a few other people have reported the same problem but no solutions.
    I've only tested email notifications and app updates.

    Thx
     

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  2. I just changed my trackball color notification via sms popup to blue and it worked

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  3. Air Force One

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    Google Voice SMS uses Green trackball color :)

    I'm extremely pleased by this because it's the color I wanted for GV SMS :D

    I guess they went ahead and gave a color for GV since they have not released the GV api as far as I know, so no developer would be able to create color alerts for GV.

    Anyway it's a great way to test the trackball color(s)
     
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  4. sourmilk

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    how do you get sms to come through google voice? do you need a separate app from the google voice app?
    all my sms comes through the default messaging app.

    thx
     
  5. sourmilk

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    which sms app are you using? this option isn't available in the standard messaging app.
     
  6. its called sms popup.. i can set certain color for different contacts. even create your own color
     
  7. sourmilk

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    Thanks. I just installing it but it didn't work either. Looks like I might have to wipe and reinstall.
     
  8. Your sure you tried it, the right way? Goto the app icon. Not the contact list

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  9. sourmilk

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    Yeah I used the test notification option in the app after setting up the color. I got the SMS but the trackball didn't light up. Maybe it's some other app I have installed that's causing the problem.
     
  10. It wont show up with the test. Have someone text you. Doesn't show on my test either

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  11. sourmilk

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    thanks for your help, but i tried what you said and it still doesn't work.
    i get the popup but no trackball notification. hopefully resetting back to factory settings and reinstalling 2.2 will work.
     
  12. Air Force One

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    The Google Voice app should already be on your phone if it's a Nexus One.

    You should also be able to go here and set up your account:

    Google Voice

    It says you need an invite, but like I said, the Nexus comes with a Google Voice invite in the form of the Google Voice application. Just find it, open it and follow instructions. It should be towards the bottom of the app tray. Make sure and turn off SMS forwarding in the GV PC settings as that is why you will get an sms in the regular messaging app when using Google voice.
     
  13. sourmilk

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    i have google voice setup and i think i setup sms correctly for GV, but sms shows up via the standard message app and there is not trackball notification.

    i guess i'll just wait a few days and try a factory reset if no solutions come up. someone else reported this problem already so maybe there will be an answer: After installing froyo the trackball light notifications are not working - Android Help
     
  14. Very
    Very weird. Hope it works after. Because its awesome. I have a different colors for like ten different girls. Red for the x. Lol


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  15. sourmilk

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    haha! nice use of the app!:D
     
  16. sourmilk

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    mystery solved.
    Woke up this morning and the trackball was flashing.
    it looks like in 2.2 the trackball doesn't light up when the screen is on.:thinking:
    I don't know why they changed it, but maybe someone will find a way to change it back to flash always. my screen is almost always on and i miss seeing the flashing light.:(

    thx BIGMERF and AIR FORCE ONE for your help!
     
  17. jbrinkley

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    holy cow, that works. awesome....
    (non compatible rom for trackball alert) this is good enough for me.
     
  18. turbosol16

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    Handscent SMS works now too for trackball colors.
     
  19. grmagnu24

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    I'm having a strange problem with the trackball lighting up as well...when I get a text (using chompsms) the trackball lights up once right when I get the text, and then only lights up if I press the power button to wake the phone and then put it in sleep mode again. Here's a video of what I'm talking about:

    YouTube - Nexus One 2.2 Trackball Color Strangeness?

    any ideas of how to fix this?
     
  20. Im not using chomp but with sms popup. I can create a color, control how many times and at what pace the light blinks

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  21. sourmilk

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    Do you haave the pulse notification setting enabled under sound settings? If yes then its prob a problem with chomp.
    Also the rate at which the light flashes seems to be inconsistent on froyo. Try watching it with the screen off for like a minute to see if it flashes.
     
  22. grmagnu24

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    Thanks a lot! I had no idea about the pulse notification setting but now that I enabled it, everything works perfectly :)
     
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