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By arpruss, Senior Member on 28th June 2011, 10:53 PM
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RootDim (formerly known as ScreenDim) lets you set the screen brightness on backlit screens below what the OS normally allows, which is handy for amateur astronomy where the lowest normal OS backlight setting (even with a red nightmode) leaks enough through the black pixels to damage night vision. Moreover, SuperDim lets have several brightness profiles, and to include nightmode settings (enabled by ChainFire3D or Cyanogenmod's render fx) as part of the brightness profile.

Needs root.

Public domain, source code available. In Market (search for RootDim).
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2nd July 2011, 03:47 AM |#2  
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Now in Market (free, no ads).
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I just uploaded version 1.10, which restores low brightness settings after the screen is turned off and back on (the OS normally was restoring its brighter screen).
9th July 2011, 04:22 PM |#4  
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Works well, but seems to mess with the functionality of the notification/charge LED (Nexus One, CM7.1)
9th July 2011, 08:45 PM |#5  
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Works well, but seems to mess with the functionality of the notification/charge LED (Nexus One, CM7.1)

I assume this is when you use the other lights option to toggle these lights, or when you restore a profile, right?

In version 1.11 (just uploaded), I no longer restore other lights when a profile is loaded--this should help with your problem, as long as you don't touch the other lights. Eventually, I may add an option to choose which lights get restored from a profile.
13th July 2011, 03:24 AM |#6  
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I originally made SuperDim for setting very low backlight settings on LCDs, and so I made it not work on non-LCD screens (e.g., OLED). But I've since realized that the profile feature might be useful for non-LCD users as well, so I've released version 1.20 that supports non-LCD screens. It's in Market. While I was at it, I cleaned up the code a little, made it more javaish (I'm new to java).
14th July 2011, 09:00 AM |#7  
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My MyTouch 4G just seems to turn the screen off totally if i go below 20 brightness, it dims but then shuts off.
14th July 2011, 10:19 AM |#8  
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Doesn't work at all with Dell Streak 5
14th July 2011, 10:19 AM |#9  
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I'm sorry to say, but Screen Filter does the same, but doesn't require root.
14th July 2011, 10:42 AM |#10  
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I'm sorry to say, but Screen Filter does the same, but doesn't require root.

Awesome, thanks for the Advise!
14th July 2011, 10:55 AM |#11  
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I'm sorry to say, but Screen Filter does the same, but doesn't require root.

Actually, all Screen Filter does is dim the colour of the pixels. This app actually modifies the screen backlight level. E.g. Screen Filter just makes the screen gray-er.

Also, works good on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, but the backlight completly switches of when set to under 15.

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