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[APP] 27-OCT-2010 Circular battery Indicator with % (No root required)

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irkan

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2009
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Hi

UPDATE 27-OCT-2010
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=8639993

UPDATE 17-OCT-2010
Fixed some small FC issue reported by a friend :)

UPDATE 16-OCT-2010
Alright a new version, with gradient color fill, less complicated code, and new icon :)

grids.png


deviceum.png


Desire
yesterday i wanted to get a battery status bar for my desire just like the picture below

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found a thread here that explain how to get it

Super Circle Battery with % |Version A-I & Z (Custom)| Desire 2.2 ROM

Problem
However i found out that i am un-able to use it because the requirments for installing (what i have been told in the thread) is that your device has to be

1. Rooted
2. Have different ROM than the stock ROM


personally i find it very inconvenient to root & flash a new ROM just to get this battery circular percentage (thats all i want, I am pretty satisfied with the stock FROYO 2.2)

Solution
I have modified an APK, used an existing programming logic but with different presentation.

the APK can be installed to your Desire (and probably other android phones without any problems) and it will show you what you want in the notification bar, just like in the screenshot below
device1s.png



Advantages
- You will not need to root your device (this APP will not change any system files in the framework-res.apk)
- You will not need to install different ROM
- Small size APK, you can just download, install and enjoy :)

Credits
- Battery Indicator from Darshan Computing (Freeware)
- Graphics provided by Fightspit & mendozinas (Thank you!)

any feedback would be appreciated
 

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mendozinas

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Aug 1, 2010
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wow, thats great.
is this app with one style or choosable from few?
 

irkan

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2009
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That is nice :)


Sent from my HTC Desire using XDA App

wow, thats great.
is this app with one style or choosable from few?

thanx :)
I only made this style because its the one I like, cant see why other styles shouldnt work, will work on an easy way to make this whole thing customizable and will update the first post :)
works on droid x no problem
great! dont think it should have any problem with any android device, 1.6+ at least
 

irkan

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2009
761
64
UPDATE 16-OCT-2010
Alright a new version, with gradient color fill, less complicated code, and new icon !
 

kkwong00

Member
May 30, 2005
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very nice app, can u add an option to select text colour cuz i'm using milestone, the status bar is white colour so i almost cannot see the % text.

thx
kk
 

shawe_ewahs

Senior Member
Jun 20, 2009
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Can you add a themable version reading files from SD card? In this way anybody can use and test its own icon style :D
 

andrei_

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Aug 16, 2007
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Bucharest
Thanks, very nice indeed, the only problem is that on the Desire, the background color of the notification area is white and the text of the application is also white, but this is rather minor. The other thing I'm missing from Battery Indicator Pro is the option to disable the lock screen, but this is also minor (I've installed No Lock).

Sent from my HTC Desire
 

Sener69

Member
Jul 26, 2010
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Brooklyn, NY
Well i guess i have to work with this apk. Looks great just what i wanted, but like you, I wanted it in my battery icon area. Unfortunatley root is required if you have Froyo 2.2. Well until i find a good reason to root my, I'll be fine with this. Thanks again for making this.

Stock Evo Froyo 2.2