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[APP] Enable Battery Percentage (Android 4.4) [NO ROOT]

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By kroegerama, Member on 7th November 2013, 06:59 PM
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Just install my App and click on "Enable Battery Percent". Then reboot. You can uninstall the App afterwards. The setting will remain

On Android KitKat, you can only see the battery percent text, if the battery is empty enough. (White text on white battery!)

FAQ:
Do I need a rooted device?
No, should work on any 4.4+ device

Can you change the text-color?
Sorry, this is impossible with a simple app like this one, because the color is hard-coded in SystemUI.apk. You need to decompile that apk, edit one line of source code and then recompile it. Actually, I don't plan to do this, because I don't like to change system-apps. Also, the OTA-Updates from google would fail after that and it would require root.

After removing the app the percentage is still there.
That's because the app changes a system setting. The app does NOT display the battery itself!

I uninstalled the App. Now I want to disable the percent display.
Ok, just install the App again, uncheck the setting and uninstall it.


Current Version: 1.1 (b15)

Screenshots:
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Changelog:
1.1 (b15)
  • Layout changes
1.1 (b12)
  • Finnish (by Miska M.)
  • Turkish (by Furkan M.)
  • New launcher icon
1.1 (b11)
  • Hungarian (by @Davidsolo)
  • Credits to all translators (see Menu)
  • Added System-Info (see Menu)
1.0 (b10)1.0.8
  • Added Georgian (by @giokaxo)
  • Added Portuguese-Portugal (by @xonaecom)
  • Fixed French
  • Fixed Hebrew
1.0.7
  • Added Catalan (by Pere P.)
  • Added French (by Nicolas B.)
1.0.6
  • Added slovenian (by Tadej R.)
  • Added hebrew (by Tom G.)
  • Added polish (by MK)
  • Added japanese (by @xgaboard)
  • Fixed portuguese-brazil
1.0.5
  • Fixed italian translation
  • Added spanish translation (by @JoseBerga)
  • Added portuguese-brazil translation (by @marcosdemori)
  • Added korean translation (by @xgaboard)
1.0.4
  • Added dutch translation (by @joris454)
  • Added arabic translation
  • Changed app icon
1.0.3
  • Added italian translation (by @gpvecchi)
1.0.2
  • Added Translations:
  • Added full FAQ
  • Reduced application size
1.0.1
  • changed the two buttons to one checkbox


Want to help me translate?:
Just translate this file and send it to me: strings-en.zip

This app is available in the Play Store:
If you want an easy way to install this app, SEE HERE

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File Type: apk battery.percent.1.1.b12.apk - [Click for QR Code] (113.9 KB, 7222 views)
File Type: apk battery.percent.1.1.b15.apk - [Click for QR Code] (84.7 KB, 27910 views)
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7th November 2013, 07:05 PM |#2  
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Sounds good, screen shots would be good

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7th November 2013, 07:06 PM |#3  
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Hey great work!
Not possible to change the hex value to zero for black text ?

Thank you though for the good work!
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7th November 2013, 07:09 PM |#4  
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I'm assuming you probably have to be rooted, correct?
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Not possible to change the hex value to zero for black text ?

Sorry, this will be only possible, if we decompile the system-app, change this value and recompile it again. This is much more work, as you have to change an entire system application.
My app only changes one hidden setting, which will in no way affect any part of the system. Also, it should work for non-rooted devices too...
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I'm assuming you probably have to be rooted, correct?

I don't think so, just try it
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7th November 2013, 07:31 PM |#7  
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I don't think so, just try it

Looks like you do have to be rooted. Mine didn't change after a reboot.
7th November 2013, 07:33 PM |#8  
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Looks like you do have to be rooted. Mine didn't change after a reboot.

If you tap multiple times on "Enable Battery Percent". Does it say "Setting already set"?
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Quote:
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Looks like you do have to be rooted. Mine didn't change after a reboot.

Lol. How full is your battery?

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7th November 2013, 07:41 PM |#10  
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Oh, could that be the problem? I'm at 82%. But if it's white on white it obviously won't show up.
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Oh, could that be the problem? I'm at 82%. But if it's white on white it obviously won't show up.

I think, that IS the problem see my screen shots in the first post...
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