[APP][ROOT][4.0+]Battery Charge Limit v1.1.1

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CosmoHsu

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Thanks for this, I put in the parameters you suggested and it seemed to work at first, but then when it hit the max battery % limit, the phone would sporadically switch between 'Charging' and "Discharge" and wouldn't stop.

i have since switched over to Advanced Charging Controller(ACC) through Magisk and I'm using the application , Advanced Charging Controller App, developed for ACC to limit my charge. I can say that its so far so good!
Hi, I just install Advanced Charging Controller on my pixel 6 pro but I couldn't get it to work. May I ask how you set it up ?
Thank you
 
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Magichost

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If I set the upper and lower charge limits to the same number (ex. 80%), will it stay at that number and just run off the AC cord and not damage the battery?
 

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If I set the upper and lower charge limits to the same number (ex. 80%), will it stay at that number and just run off the AC cord and not damage the battery?
Use the ACC front-end app called AccA (GitHub) and set 80% max, 75% resume and tick the 'battery idle' box and it will switch to AC power direct and 'disconnects' the battery until u unplug! AccA makes settings for BCL / ACC much simpler!
 
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You have to add the ACC magisk module first and instead of BCL, I'd use the ACCA front end...it allows u to save different profiles and is more user friendly...unless u got ctrl file kung-fu. that is...(y)
 

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i installed acc magisk module
acca app
checked first profile (cool down after 60%)
but still charges to 100%
what am i doing wrong?
 
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akaloith

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today it seems to work !
maybe i didnt restart?
does the app need to be on front? maybe it was closed?
 

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Sorry random question. I use this on my rooted devices and love it and swear by it. I remembered at some point in development years ago that there was a version for unrooted that would just give you a notification when a certain percentage is reached. I'd like that for a tablet I have thats not rooted but cant seem to find it, all the version I have tried just close out because it's not rooted. Did I imagine this or was there a version of this app that could do that?
 

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Sorry random question. I use this on my rooted devices and love it and swear by it. I remembered at some point in development years ago that there was a version for unrooted that would just give you a notification when a certain percentage is reached. I'd like that for a tablet I have thats not rooted but cant seem to find it, all the version I have tried just close out because it's not rooted. Did I imagine this or was there a version of this app that could do that?
On f-droid, there's for example safe charger, which does this
 
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Sorry random question. I use this on my rooted devices and love it and swear by it. I remembered at some point in development years ago that there was a version for unrooted that would just give you a notification when a certain percentage is reached. I'd like that for a tablet I have thats not rooted but cant seem to find it, all the version I have tried just close out because it's not rooted. Did I imagine this or was there a version of this app that could do that?
AccuBattery app on Google play
 

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I found this thread trying to help answer an unanswered question just now (which I try to do at least once a day to be nice to others).
And I just wanted to say, so that others can benefit, is that if you're NOT rooted, and if you're on Android 12, there seems to now be a native battery charge limit setting of 85% which is off by default.
 

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Sorry random question. I use this on my rooted devices and love it and swear by it. I remembered at some point in development years ago that there was a version for unrooted that would just give you a notification when a certain percentage is reached. I'd like that for a tablet I have thats not rooted but cant seem to find it, all the version I have tried just close out because it's not rooted. Did I imagine this or was there a version of this app that could do that?

I see multiple people have answered this query, where I have researched the answer in the past and while I tried about a dozen apps, I settled on ones that speak to me the percentage (which is useful when I'm in the car or I'm not looking at the device constantly).

Some screenshots are below of what I've set up on my unrooted Samsung after testing every well rated similar app.
 

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i installed acc magisk module
acca app
checked first profile (cool down after 60%)
but still charges to 100%
what am i doing wrong?

hmmm...
did u turn 'on' the ACC module in magisk
did u grant AccA root (aka super user) access
launch AccA and actually 'select' the default profile

or maybe try BCL?

that's bout all a got man...🤔

I used to use AccA as well, but it has been bugging out on me lately. I've switched to Acc Settings. It's got a more barebones UI, but it's never failed on me yet.
 

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    Sorry random question. I use this on my rooted devices and love it and swear by it. I remembered at some point in development years ago that there was a version for unrooted that would just give you a notification when a certain percentage is reached. I'd like that for a tablet I have thats not rooted but cant seem to find it, all the version I have tried just close out because it's not rooted. Did I imagine this or was there a version of this app that could do that?

    I see multiple people have answered this query, where I have researched the answer in the past and while I tried about a dozen apps, I settled on ones that speak to me the percentage (which is useful when I'm in the car or I'm not looking at the device constantly).

    Some screenshots are below of what I've set up on my unrooted Samsung after testing every well rated similar app.
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    Please read the following before installing the app:
    • This app requires a rooted mobile (Android 4.0 or later)
    • Before uninstalling the app, disable limit in the app (if forgotten, reboot after uninstalling)

    Usage instructions and app details:
    • Enable limit in the app
    • Change the limit up to which it should charge (default: 80)
    • Check which control file suits best for your device, see Q/A section below for hints. In most cases, the pre-selected choice should be the best that's available for your device.
    • The app only gets kicked in while you connect a charger (or USB), and automatically closes shortly after unplugging charger (or USB) i.e it only runs in the background as long as it is plugged in, and won't affect your battery life.
    • If your device is not charging even after disabling the limit (which shouldn't happen, just in case), uninstall the app and reboot the device (The changes made by the app don't survive a reboot). Your device should charge normally then.

    If the app says "your device is not yet supported"
    There are various control files in different devices (due to OEMs), and toggling the values in them (0 and 1) makes it possible to enable and disable charging via software (might not be possible for every device), though the charging cable is still physically connected.
    Since we cannot own every device, it is impossible for us to find every file. We can support a lot more devices with information provided by testing possible files on different devices by you, the people in the community.
    Hence, for support to be provided to other devices, you need to do some detective work to find the files on the respective devices. Please refer to this file for control files of currently supported devices, so you can know where they are generally present: https://github.com/sriharshaarangi/BatteryChargeLimit/blob/master/app/src/main/res/raw/control_files.json
    You can send us a pull request or open an issue on GitHub. If necessary, you can also post the name of the device and the file here.

    FAQ
    Q) Can you please add support for... (insert arbitrary device name here)?
    A) Maybe, but we need your help. Bottom line, this app does nothing but modifying the content of a certain "control file", some more details are given above. If you find such a control file for your device, please let us know (ideally, open a GitHub issue here: https://github.com/sriharshaarangi/BatteryChargeLimit/issues) and we will add support for your device.

    Q) I think I observed a bug. Can you fix it?
    A) We'll do our best, but we need your help: Please open an issue on GitHub (https://github.com/sriharshaarangi/BatteryChargeLimit/issues) and provide as much information as possible about the problem.
    In most cases, we need the "logcat" logs of your device to find out about the exact issue. In order to provide those, you could use aLogcat (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rs.pedjaapps.alogcatroot.app).
    FOR CHARGING-RELATED ISSUES: Select the "Time" format in the preferences of aLogcat, so we can see precise timings, and filter for "(Charging|Power) State" with "Apply as regular expression" ticked.
    FOR CRASHES: Please also select the "Time" format and provide unfiltered logcat data that includes the stack trace of the crash.

    Q) Why do you want to limit charge to a lower capacity?
    A) In short, to prolong battery life in long term usage. For more information, refer this : http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries

    Q) How does this app work? Does it modify something in the ROM/Kernel to stop charging?
    A) It writes "0" or "1" to a control file that represents some state of the power supply hardware, as simple as that. The file is normally read-only, so you need root to overwrite it.
    The change might be automatically reversed by the OS if the power supply situation changes. Anyway, it should never survive a reboot of the device.

    Q) I can select multiple more than one control file in the radio group. Which one should I use?
    A) For most devices, battery_charging_enabled or store_mode are preferable. Try those first and see if it works. If you observe any bugs, try another file.

    Q) I have a OnePlus device, and the app doesn't work correctly for me. What to do?
    A) Check that the control file you selected is NOT battery_charging_enabled! Although it should be preferred in general, there are known issues for this file with OnePlus devices.

    Q) I use the store_mode on a Samsung device. My device always stops charging at 70 % (or other specific percentage), no matter what limit I have set.
    A) The store_mode implementation differs among the supported (Samsung) devices.
    Normally, it freezes the level at the current percentage when store_mode is triggered until the cable is unplugged for some seconds. This is a normal condition due to Samsung's kernel implementation, it's not a bug of this app.
    If this is a problem for you, try to switch to another control file (e.g. batt_slate_mode), if supported.

    Q) How does the "automatic stats reset" work?
    A) The automatic reset should perform a stats reset when your power supply is removed while the battery level is within the desired range. Everything else is wrong behavior.

    Q) No matter if I the "automatic stats reset" is enabled or not, my phone is always resetting my battery statistics. Why?
    A) Are you using a threshold above 90%? If yes, your ROM will most likely clear the stats when the power is removed. There is nothing we can do about that.

    Downloads:
    The app is available on Google Play Store

    Alternate APK download links:
    v1.1.1: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=674106145207486851
    v1.1.0: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=817906626617956614
    v1.0.4: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=889764386195927297
    v1.0.3: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120755941
    v1.0.2: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=889764386195923345
    v1.0.1: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=889764386195919111
    v1.0.0: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=817550096634789023
    v0.11.0: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=961840155545580765
    v0.10.0: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=961840155545576298
    v0.9.2: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767160082
    v0.8.2: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=673368273298951679

    Please uninstall versions < 0.8 before installing this!

    Changelog:

    1.1.1:
    • Fix charging status layout issues and misc UI fixes @xdnax
    • Added switch to disable toasts on service changes @xdnax
    • Added switch to show temperature in notification @xdnax
    • Ensuring write permissions on the charging control file @real_milux
    • Fixed notification sound on limit reach @sriharshaarangi
    • Fixed a bug causing crash
    • Added Russian translation
    • Updated Bengali, German and Brazilian Portuguese translations
    • Added control file for Amazon Tate (LineageOS 14.1)

    1.1.0:
    • UI & icon redesign @xdnax
    • Custom control file data support @xdnax
    • Improved control file lists @real_milux
    • ICS (Android 4.0, API 14) compatibility @real_milux
    • Pixel/Pixel 2 support fixes @xdnax
    • Added control files for Pixel/Pixel 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, Sony XPERIA Mini, Le 1s, Huawei P10 lite, HTC One, Motorola Defy+, Xiaomi Mi A1
    • Bengali translation @AdroitAdorKhan
    • Spanish translation @Joseahfer
    • Lots of bugfixes and minor improvements

    1.0.4:
    • New "always write" setting for devices that modify their control files in a problematic way
    • Experimental support for Xiaomi MiPad 2, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Galaxy Nexus (maguro) and Xiaomi Mi6

    1.0.3:
    • Fixed service starting after boot when disabled

    1.0.2:
    • Fixed ignoring "ACTION_POWER_CONNECTED" when service was disabled
    • Experimental support for Nexus 10, Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mi6

    1.0.1:
    • Added preference to disable limit enforcement aka "state fixing"
    • Added expert preference to enable immediate reaction to power state events (be careful!)

    1.0.0:
    • Tested Magisk 13.x support
    • Improved UI
    • Even higher service priority (against being killed by Android)
    • Online limit change support (limit changeable while service is active)
    • Settings with control file selection and temperature scale
    • Fahrenheit temperature info support
    • Greatly improved "state fixing" with exponentially increasing delay (hopefully fixing GitHub issue #15 aka "rapid cycling")
    • Greatly improved SU shell speed/performance
    • German translation

    0.11.0:
    • Improved UI (Using NumberPickers, GitHub issue #13)
    • Show voltage and temperature in app and notification (GitHub issue #14)

    0.10.0:
    • The recharge threshold can now be customized between 0 and the chosen charging limit
    • Sending a charging limit of 100 via (broadcast) intent will disable the service.
    • Sending values between 40 and 99 will enable and start the service if it was previously disabled.

    0.9.2:
    • Fixed crash on some devices that are unrooted or unsupported

    0.9.1:
    • Fixed widget not showing in some devices

    0.9:
    • Added Widget to toggle service
    • Added scrollable view

    0.8.2:
    • experimental Amazon Fire support

    0.8.1:
    • Bugfixes

    0.8:
    • State check after boot (starting monitoring service as necessary)
    • Bugfixes

    0.7:
    • Experimental support for Huawei and Nexus 4 devices
    • Support for external control over charging limit
    • Bug fixes

    0.5
    • Ability to select recharge limit (Range: 10%)
    • Automatic file selection
    • Added store_mode for Samsung devices
    • Added option to auto reset stats
    • (Huge code refactoring)

    0.3
    • Updated to support 7.1.1
    • Auto-select the battery charging file for Samsung, Pixel and Nexus devices
    • Added clear battery stats button
    • Auto-whitelisting from Doze mode

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Battery Charge Limit, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    harsha1397, real_milux
    Source Code: https://github.com/sriharshaarangi/BatteryChargeLimit


    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.1.1
    Stable Release Date: 2018-10-17
    Current Beta Version: 1.0.4
    Beta Release Date: 2017-09-04

    Created 2017-02-15
    Last Updated 2020-08-05
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    Todo:
    - Check for charging on device boot
    - Widget for quick toggle
    - Widget to reset batterystats
    - Limit reached alert
    - Low battery alert - Needs a service running in the background
    - UI overhaul
    - on/off switch to enable/disable charging
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    Announcement: Official Version 1.1.0, welcome @xdnax!

    Hello everybody,

    it has been quite a while since I wrote my last post here. The reason for this is rather simple:
    Apart from being very busy in the last months, I realized some time ago that I was investing more time in reading and answering posts in this thread than doing actual implementation work for BCL, which is definitely not my intended workflow.
    Therefore, I shifted my attention completely to GitHub, where the workflow was/is much more efficient.
    Some people here suggested to officially fork this project and continue it elsewhere. I want to say the following to those people:
    While it is in general a good thing that dead projects are forked and continued, good behavior demands to first open a GitHub issue asking whether the project is to be continued before suggesting an official fork, which did afaik not happen.
    Furthermore, a simple look at GitHub would have clearly revealed at all times that I was reacting to issues there on a regular basis, so our project was hardly inactive, and surely not dead!
    Luckily, @xdnax was considerate and smart enough to keep mentioning that he wants to respect our work and keep his fork unofficial for the moment, which deserves a huge THANK YOU from my side!

    Talking about @xdnax:
    He did a great job in contributing to the development of this app during the last months.
    Unfortunately, I didn't have his contributions on my radar for quite a while.
    Since we love to work with other motivated and decent developers like him, we are happy to announce that he is now the third "official developmer" of BCL.
    Welcome to the team, @xdnax!

    Some people noticed the appearance of a semi-official version 1.0.5.
    Although I never had time to publish an official build, I indeed created this version and uploaded it with a "v1.0.5" tag to our GitHub repo.
    This is where the F-Droid build system picked it up and created an APK from it, which I myself wasn't aware of for some while. Sorry for the confusion guys...

    During the last days, we organized our internal communication and unified our contributions to bring out a new official version.
    Well, here we go: I'm happy to announce that we finally release version 1.1.0!
    Link: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=817906626617956614
    Please don't get confused about the numbering: This release includes all improvements of @xdnax and more, and is not a major version step because it doesn't introduce any breaking behavior changes.
    Happy charging, opening post will be updated soon!

    Changelog:
    • UI & icon redesign @xdnax
    • Custom control file data support @xdnax
    • Improved control file lists @real_milux
    • ICS (Android 4.0, API 14) compatibility @real_milux
    • Pixel/Pixel 2 support fixes @xdnax
    • Added control files for Pixel/Pixel 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, Sony XPERIA Mini, Le 1s, Huawei P10 lite, HTC One, Motorola Defy+, Xiaomi Mi A1
    • Bengali translation @AdroitAdorKhan
    • Lots of bugfixes and minor improvements
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    Source code: https://github.com/sriharshaarangi/BatteryChargeLimit
    App v0.3: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120716170
    Changelog:
    - Updated to support 7.1.1
    - Auto-select the battery charging file for Samsung, Pixel and Newus devices
    - Added clear battery stats button
    - Auto-whitelisting from doze
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    Update to version 1.1.1

    This is mainly a bug fixing update, with loads of improvements. Should reduce crashes as well.
    Download link: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=674106145207486851
    The update will be available on Play Store soon[UPDATE: Now available]
    Changelog:
    • Fix charging status layout issues and misc UI fixes @xdnax
    • Added (i) Switch to disable toasts on service changes (ii)Add switch to show temp. in notification @xdnax
    • Ensuring write permissions on the charging control file @real_milux
    • Fixed notification sound on limit reach @sriharshaarangi
    • Fixed a bug causing crash
    • Added Russian translation
    • Updated Bengali, German and Brazilian Portuguese translations
    • Added control file for Amazon Tate
    • Other minor fixes