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Introduction
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Hello XDA!!

I am here with my very own creation, Always On Display. A true mimic of Samsung's exclusive feature known as Always On Display. This app brings the always on display feature to our current samsung smartphone (must be running on Android N) . This app doesn't require a root access. Just allow some necessary permissions and you are ready to rock. This app is only for testing purpose now, a stable version will be released in near future with more features. Check Downloads Section for download link.

Changelog
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  • LATEST UPDATE_v1.8.6
  • Improvements & Bug fixes
  • Music controls added ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.8.4
  • Improvements & Bug fixes
  • Marshmallow supported ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.8.2
  • Improvements & Bug fixes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.8.1
  • Fixed unlock crash ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.8.0
  • Added support of Android M (6.0).
  • Always on fingerprint sensor.
  • Pocket mode (proximity sensor) is enabled by default to protect unwanted screen unlock attempts (has option to disable in settings).
  • Double tap to exit aod.
  • Option to choose a double tap method between a virtual home button or anywhere on screen.
  • Notification bugs fixed.
  • Double tap notification is working, double tap on a notification icon to view that notification.
  • Schedule bugs fixed.
  • Brightness bug fixed.
  • Added new clock designs along with an edge clock.
  • Added a signature clock with options to change color, font, font size and wallpaper. Now you can write your name or a message on aod.
  • Improved & updated color palette (replaced with original colors) .
  • Added colors and wallpapers support for calendar layouts.
  • Some fixes in calendar layouts.
  • Clock and home button (if enabled) moves horizontally as well as vertically at random positions every minute (Best burn-in protection).
  • Switch between clock, calendar and image layout directly from quickpanel.
  • Added option to clear all the changes and reset the settings to it's default. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.4.6
  • Added two new analog clock layouts from Galaxy S8.
  • Some fixes in calendar layouts.
  • Add Schedule functionality (Buggy & doesn't work some times. Will be fixed soon)
  • Added some performance boost
  • Notification bug fixes
  • Virtual Home button bug fixes
  • Double tap on home button to exit aod (Made double tap to avoid unwanted exits)
  • Many minor bug fixes
  • Plugin is made universal that means no need to upgrade it to latest version each time you install an update. Just install this one and it will work with every new update. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.4.2
  • Button light problem fixed.
  • Minor bug fixes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.4
  • Finally the notifications are working. (But it is limited to show only 4 latest notifications along with a count of remaining other)
  • Added new settings options page.
  • Added on-screen home button(optional) for those whose home button was not working.
  • Added option to change AOD position update interval.
  • Added option to kill background processes while AOD. (Might be helpful in saving battery power)
  • Added pocket mode. (Turn screen of while your phone is in bag or pocket)
  • Added screen brightness option for those whose device doesn't have an inbuilt light sensor.
  • For devices with inbuilt light sensor, Always on Display adjusts it's brightness itself.
  • Always On screen is a bit more darker (dim).
  • Main settings screen shows current AOD content (It changes as per your customization)
  • QuickSettings Icon layout fixed. (It was looking smaller than other icons before)
  • QuickSettings Icon has a detail view now, like the stock one. Click the Icon label to view it.
  • In app bug reporting. The users who are not a member of XDA can also report bugs and errors directly through the app.
  • Button light bug fixed. (Whose button light settings was resetting to default again and again due to AOD)
  • Some layout changes and bug fixes. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE_v1.2
  • Added Burn-in protection. AOD Clocks moves some pixels from it's position on a certain interval of time.
  • AOD Calendar layout fixed.
  • Some clocks layout are also redesgined (Minor changes).
  • Gradient clock color works perfect now.
  • Fingerprint sensor no longer working on aod screen to avoid unlock screen attempts. (Use power button to wake screen and unlock as we usually do).
  • Physical home button is working now. Press it to exit aod and wake screen up.



A Humble Request
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I'm not a professional, I'm a student. And developing thing takes efforts and time. I'm alone doing this project. It is very hard for me to manage all that things along with my studies. I also have concerns about my career. Despite all, I'm still working on this project for you all. So I have a humble request to all of you that if you liked my work and you want me to keep working on it, show your love and support by donating for me. I don't have a paypal donation link as I'm under 18. You can send money using Google Pay (previously Google wallet). Follow the steps below if you want to donate for me.

STEP - 1 - Go to this link: Sign in - Google Pay

STEP - 2 - Sign into your google wallet account using your gmail ID.

STEP - 3 - Click Send or request option and enter your donation amount and my email ID.
My E-mail: sachin713205@gmail.com

STEP - 4 - And finally complete the payment method and done!!.

Thank you very much!

Installation instructions
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If you have any previous version of this app intstalled already

  1. Clear data and cache of both previous apps.
  2. Uninstall both of the previous apk
  3. Now continue following the steps below.
Or else skip above steps and start from here for brand new installation
  1. Install new files as normal apk file. (Don't run the app)
  2. Kindly restart your device after installing the apps.
  3. Now the app is ready to use. (But if possible complete one more step given below )

    Optional but recommended
  4. Now run the following commands through adb.

    Code:
    adb shell pm grant com.samsung.android.app.aodservice android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
    
    adb shell pm grant com.samsung.android.app.aodservice android.permission.SET_PROCESS_LIMIT

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE
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As this app is still under development, So there will be nothing surprising if you find some bug or any error or unwanted crush.
Some features may not work yet. I will fix them soon in future updates.
This app may increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk.

SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT
CLICK THE THANKS BUTTON

XDA:DevDB Information
Always On Display for all samsung, Device Specific App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Sachin Kumar53

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.8.6
Stable Release Date: 2018-06-05

Created 2017-10-19
Last Updated 2018-07-06
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Translation credits
Hindi - Sachin Kumar53
Turkish - ali_serdar
Georgian - Wswatch
Croatian - Antonio GT-I8730T
Chinese - Chee Hieng
Polish - Sebek71
Hungarian - Bullsh*t
Vietnamese - Tung Lam
Czech - ondrej.mahdalik
Italian - Nico_2812
Spanish - jorgegambini
Portuguese - lipeveronica
French - Arnaud Créative Studios

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Downloaded & installed, version 1.4.02

First impressions:
- Basic functionality is ok
- Show Notifications option keeps reverting back to disabled
- Costs some battery life. Too soon to tell how much.
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Originally Posted by Sachin Kumar53

Always On Display

Hello XDA!!

I am here with my very own creation, Always On Display. A true mimic of Samsung's exclusive feature known as Always On Display. This app is for them who want to get this feature on their current samsung smartphone (must be running on Android N) . This app doesn't requires root access. Just allow some necessary permissions and you are ready to rock. This app is only for testing now, a stable version will be released in near future with more features. Check Attachments for downloads.

Installation procedure:
Install both apps as normal apk file.
(Must install both apk or else the app will not work correctly)

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
As this app is still under development, So there will be nothing surprising if you find some bug or any error or unwanted crush.
Some features may not work yet. I will fix them soon in future updates.
It may increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk.

Here is some screenshots.
SCREENSHOTS


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If you like my work and wanna support me further. Just hit the THANKS button. It will cost you nothing.


XDA:DevDB Information
Always On Display for all samsung, App for all samsung devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Sachin Kumar53

Version Information
Status: Testing
Current Beta Version: 1.0
Beta Release Date: 2017-10-19

Created 2017-10-19
Last Updated 2017-10-19

Nice Work Mate !!
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nice job
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It looks cool, can you please add the option to wakeup screen with double touch?, and also would be great to see the notifications in arriving in the screen to see the new whatsapp and app messages, thanks for your hard work.

---------- Post added at 12:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:22 AM ----------

Also please add the option to wakeup with the physical home button
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love it!
I love it! amazing work. I found that it runs a little bit lagish in my j7 2016, it doesn't show the notifications, and the home button doesn't works but its a great port. I hope you continue with this and solve the bugs
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All devices port ?

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6.0.1 ?????
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6.0.1 ?????
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For 6.0.1 please...
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