Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,741,682 Members 42,289 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[HOW TO] Using Light flow on HTC One M8

Tip us?
 
djr83
Old
(Last edited by djr83; 22nd April 2014 at 02:31 PM.)
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 27
Posts: 252
Join Date: Mar 2010
Default [HOW TO] Using Light flow on HTC One M8

1. Settings in Light flow
Check Direct mode, Root mode and HTC alternative mode.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2-13-32-08.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2-13-32-37.png

2. Settings in Android
Uncheck Flash LED notification under Display in settings.

3. Settings for the specific notification
Check Enable Mixer. Choose Solid or Flash under the color you want. Green and amber are the only colors that work.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2-13-36-37.png
You can change the flashing pattern by changing the LED brightness. There are only two values that work AFAIK: 1 and 4 (2 and 3 works too but gives the same result as 1).
It's possible to combine the two colors, one solid and one flashing. Note: solid green and flashing amber is not the same as solid amber and flashing green. It is also possible to combine two flashing colors in one specific combination, check list below.

This gives us a total of 11 combinations:
Solid green
Solid amber
Flashing green, value 1
Flashing green, value 4
Flashing amber, value 1
Flashing amber, value 4
Solid green + flashing amber, value 1
Solid green + flashing amber, value 4
Solid amber + flashing green, value 1
Solid amber + flashing green, value 4
Flashing green, value 4 + flashing amber, value 1

All combinations are not easy to see but since the options are very limited it's always nice to have more to choose from.
If this helps you, please click the thanks button!
The Following 23 Users Say Thank You to djr83 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
waz675
Old
#2  
waz675's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 494
Posts: 1,369
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Geelong
thanks. My thanks posts are maxed out so have to say thanks the ol' fashioned way.. Now that summer has ended here, our schedule will slow down (got 2 kids under 5, keeps us busy besides everything else!), I'm having big motivation to really learn the other features like camera + video of the phone as I'm OK for the operating system side of things, the past 8 years for me suffering severe chronic pain means I haven't been that keen on learning (new) stuff due to the pain overtaking most things but I'm getting a little bit better, I feel the need for learning!

Posts like this are fantastic for "the vault" and learning to take advantage of stuff besides CPU and GPU 'only'. The other half of the phone is there for the taking for moi now.
Best to leave the "thanks" button for someone who actually cares for it.

HTC ONE M8.... Various ROMs + kernel combinations, M8 likes being at 2.8GHZ.
LG G2.... OmniRom
HTC ONE X....running Viper
XOOM.......... OmniRom kitkat
Nexus 7s........all on various kitkats.
MOTORBIKE..running Triumph's 3cyl 675cc ROM with Jardine Carbon Fibre slip on kernel.
All are buttery smooth as @#$+!! VROOM VROOM
 
@home
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 1,733
Join Date: Feb 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by djr83 View Post
1. Settings in Light flow
Check Direct mode, Root mode and HTC alternative mode.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2-13-32-08.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2-13-32-37.png

2. Settings in Android
Uncheck Flash LED notification under Display in settings.

3. Settings for the specific notification
Check Enable Mixer. Choose Solid or Flash under the color you want. Green and amber are the only colors that work.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2-13-36-37.png
You can change the flashing pattern by changing the LED brightness. There are only two values that work AFAIK: 1 and 4 (2 and 3 works too but gives the same result as 1).
It's possible to combine the two colors, one solid and one flashing. Note: solid green and flashing amber is not the same as solid amber and flashing green. It is also possible to combine two flashing colors in one specific combination, check list below.

This gives us a total of 11 combinations:
Solid green
Solid amber
Flashing green, value 1
Flashing green, value 4
Flashing amber, value 1
Flashing amber, value 4
Solid green + flashing amber, value 1
Solid green + flashing amber, value 4
Solid amber + flashing green, value 1
Solid amber + flashing green, value 4
Flashing green, value 4 + flashing amber, value 1

All combinations are not easy to see but since the options are very limited it's always nice to have more to choose from.
If this helps you, please click the thanks button!

Does this allow the LED to stay lit until you dismiss a notification? Unlike now where the LED goes out after 5 mins?

Ta
 
duckstardeluxe
Old
#4  
Member
Thanks Meter 16
Posts: 35
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Copenhagen
Quote:
Originally Posted by @home View Post
Does this allow the LED to stay lit until you dismiss a notification? Unlike now where the LED goes out after 5 mins?

Ta
On my device the notification LED using lightflow as described stays on!

Note: the solid LED settings gives a dimmed LED regardless of color and values.

With this useful thread I have setup eg. sms with solid green plus blinking amber with success. That makes a difference from the HTC standard always blinking green
 
djr83
Old
#5  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 27
Posts: 252
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by @home View Post
Does this allow the LED to stay lit until you dismiss a notification? Unlike now where the LED goes out after 5 mins?

Ta
Yes.
 
T3hBraveBoss
Old
#6  
T3hBraveBoss's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 22
Posts: 215
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancity
Do I need root for this to work?

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using xda app-developers app
Current Device: HTC ONE M8 Gunmetal Gray

Past: Nexus 5 32GB, HTC ONE (M7), Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
 
djr83
Old
#7  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 27
Posts: 252
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by T3hBraveBoss View Post
Do I need root for this to work?

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using xda app-developers app
Probably. You need root for root mode and I'm not sure what happens if you don't use root mode.
 
SeanFloyd
Old
#8  
SeanFloyd's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 31
Posts: 528
Join Date: Aug 2010
Silly you can't choose your notification light color on stock with this phone.
HTC M8 - What's Really Good!?!
 
@home
Old
#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 1,733
Join Date: Feb 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by djr83 View Post
Yes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by duckstardeluxe View Post
On my device the notification LED using lightflow as described stays on!

Note: the solid LED settings gives a dimmed LED regardless of color and values.

With this useful thread I have setup eg. sms with solid green plus blinking amber with success. That makes a difference from the HTC standard always blinking green
What setting do you use to keep the led on?
 
djr83
Old
#10  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 27
Posts: 252
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by @home View Post
What setting do you use to keep the led on?
The same as in the first post.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Monitor What Your Phone’s Camera Sees with Android Wear

Having a smart device strapped to your wrist certainly has its merits. A … more

Mod Lets You Have Stereo Speakers on Your Sony Xperia Z1 (Sort Of)

The stereo speakers onthe Sony Xperia Z2areprobably a relatively large … more

Give Your Screen Some Color with HexaTime Live Wallpaper

We don’t often cover very many live wallpapers here on the XDA Portal. You may … more

Android Wear App Review: Command Google Now with Commandr – XDA Developer TV

OK Google. Make Me a sandwich. How many times have you … more