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[How-to] Maximum StatusBar Brightness 4.4.2

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By tdunham, Recognized Contributor on 26th June 2014, 05:20 AM
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[How-to] Maximum StatusBar Brightness 4.4.2

This guide is based on the KK 4.4.2 Galaxy S5 builds.

I noticed that Samsung always make the statusbar notification areas a bit dim. Probably to help with battery conservation.

This requires decompiling SystemUI.apk.

SystemUI/res/values/dimens.xml edit
Change these three lines
New values are in BLUE
    <item type="dimen" name="status_bar_icon_drawing_alpha">100.0%</item>
    <item type="dimen" name="system_icon_area_alpha">1.0</item>
    <item type="dimen" name="notification_icon_area_alpha">1.0</item>
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26th June 2014, 05:26 AM |#2  
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Interesting, thanks sir.

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