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Green blinking light for notifications.. Nice you have to manually activate it

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By doitinthedirt, Senior Member on 18th June 2014, 07:51 PM
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This bugged me so I googled it... should be nailed to the top of the QandA forum.. every Moto droid ive had original, droid x, droid 3 and razr m have had this but moto x doesn't have it until you root and activate it??? Did they hire Homer Simpson as the new developer... wait.. it's the google maps idiot.. http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...ication-light/
 
 
18th June 2014, 11:29 PM |#2  
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The fact that Active Display works and the X8 chipset was designed specifically to provide that functionality - that Active Display IS how you receive notifications - seems perfectly logical to me. The Moto X is not a Droid device, it doesn't act or work like one in most respects, and the Active Display + Touchless Control are both aspects that further create a divide between the Droid line and the Moto line.

I get the idea of a "notification light" but I mean really, if people don't buy a Moto X to make use of Active Display and whatever, why the hell are people buying it?
19th June 2014, 12:59 AM |#3  
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It won't work as a notification light. Actually, I think cm or something got it to work ONLY when the phone is plugged into a charger. Kinda pointless. Lol

It will work as a battery charging indicator with a tasker profile. Or app made by tasker.

But yeah, its not really a notification led.

So if it isn't plugged into a charger....it won't do anything.
19th June 2014, 04:07 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by doitinthedirt

This bugged me so I googled it... should be nailed to the top of the QandA forum.. every Moto droid ive had original, droid x, droid 3 and razr m have had this but moto x doesn't have it until you root and activate it??? Did they hire Homer Simpson as the new developer... wait.. it's the google maps idiot.. http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...ication-light/

I like the active display way better than the light. Seems like a step back. On the other hand I hate restrictions so they should have made it an option in the strange case that someone would prefer it.
19th June 2014, 05:45 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by doitinthedirt

This bugged me so I googled it... should be nailed to the top of the QandA forum.. every Moto droid ive had original, droid x, droid 3 and razr m have had this but moto x doesn't have it until you root and activate it??? Did they hire Homer Simpson as the new developer... wait.. it's the google maps idiot.. http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...ication-light/

It's not a notification light. It's a light for when you are charging a dead phone. It cannot be setup as a notification light....did you even read the article you linked us to?


The Moto X has Active Display, so it doesn't need a notification light....the screen IS the notification light. The green light behind the speaker HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NOTIFICATIONS.....so I don't know what you're on about.


You don't have to "manually activate it"....it already works & functions as intended out-of-the-box. The light comes on when you plug up your dead phone. That's how it was intended to function, and that's how it functions.
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19th June 2014, 06:20 PM |#6  
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I use it only to light up when the battery is fully charged.
If i could have a active notification for this, i would preffer it
20th June 2014, 04:08 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by doitinthedirt

This bugged me so I googled it... should be nailed to the top of the QandA forum.. every Moto droid ive had original, droid x, droid 3 and razr m have had this but moto x doesn't have it until you root and activate it??? Did they hire Homer Simpson as the new developer... wait.. it's the google maps idiot.. http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...ication-light/

It's not a notification light, it's for when the phone is COMPLETELY dead so you have some indication that it's charging. They didn't put a notification light because ActiveNotifications was designed for this phone. There is already a thread for this, use the search bar please so you don't take away from important discussions. A quick search finds both a portal post and a thread on this topic.

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