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By Jayrod1980, Senior Member on 14th December 2013, 03:01 PM
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Forgive me if this has already been found but the Moto X has a notification light. Everywhere I've read including critic reviews said the moto x only has its active notification system.

I stumbled upon this with my defective moto maker xt1053. Somehow it came with a corrupt system from factory that even rsd lite couldn't fix. Anyway, I have a replacement on the way but I've had no way to turn it off. This morning I was playing around with it and plugged it in via USB to my computer. Battery graphic popped up as it would anytime you plug in with the phone powered down. The phone then showed 0% and to my surprise, a bright green led light long-blinks through the speaker grill!

My question now is... Is there anyway to enable the light under normal circumstances? I love active notifications, but if my phone is face up, I'd like to know if I have a text, etc with out picking up the phone.

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14th December 2013, 03:11 PM |#2  
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You don't have to pick up the phone to see active notifications. They will pulse (just like an led) until dismissed.
14th December 2013, 03:38 PM |#3  
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Forgive me if this has already been found but the Moto X has a notification light. Everywhere I've read including critic reviews said the moto x only has its active notification system.

I stumbled upon this with my defective moto maker xt1053. Somehow it came with a corrupt system from factory that even rsd lite couldn't fix. Anyway, I have a replacement on the way but I've had no way to turn it off. This morning I was playing around with it and plugged it in via USB to my computer. Battery graphic popped up as it would anytime you plug in with the phone powered down. The phone then showed 0% and to my surprise, a bright green led light long-blinks through the speaker grill!

My question now is... Is there anyway to enable the light under normal circumstances? I love active notifications, but if my phone is face up, I'd like to know if I have a text, etc with out picking up the phone.

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That's pretty awesome. I would love to be able to activate that. Nice find!
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14th December 2013, 03:42 PM |#4  
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That's pretty sick if it's not a hoax. Looks like an alien phone 👽
14th December 2013, 03:47 PM |#5  
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I just tried the framework changes from this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...67&postcount=8

It did not work.

I tried disabling/enabling "active display", but it didn't help.
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14th December 2013, 03:47 PM |#6  
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I'm surprised this hasn't been found before and hacked to work as an ordinary led notification light.

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14th December 2013, 03:55 PM |#7  
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If I didn't have a busted phone I would never have known. On android central someone else mentioned that the light will turn on when plugged in without enough battery to activate the led screen. Has anyone tried the notification light widget from Motorola? Supposedly that gets the moto g light to turn on. If that doesn't work then perhaps it is a kernel setting? I would love to play around to get this working but until my replacement arrives I'm stuck. The picture I took was dumb luck. I kept plugging it in until I could snap a picture fast enough with my nexus 5 to catch it. It looks really cool coming through that grill... Even if it is only green. Its more of a bar than just a single light but perhaps thats an effect of the metallic grill.

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14th December 2013, 04:15 PM |#8  
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Oddly enough I just try to downld and install "light flow" a led notification control center for android and its not installing it just stuck @ ℅100 :what:
Description says it's updated for kitkat and nexus 5 device
14th December 2013, 04:51 PM |#9  
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That looks awesome! I hope someone figures out how to enable it. I'm too stupid to figure that out

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14th December 2013, 05:10 PM |#10  
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As far as i know, It's directly wired to the battery system and does not interact with the OS... So no apk or firmware mod is going to have access to control it.

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14th December 2013, 05:13 PM |#11  
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