[DISCONTINUED] Always On Display for any samsung device running on Android 7.0+

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This project is discontinued. Please install the new version of this app from playstore.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sachin.app.aos

Introduction
Hello XDA!!

I am here with my very own creation, Always On Display. A true mimic of Samsung's exclusive feature known as Always On Display. This app brings the always on display feature to our current samsung smartphone (must be running on Android N) . This app doesn't require a root access. Just allow some necessary permissions and you are ready to rock. This app is only for testing purpose now, a stable version will be released in near future with more features. Check this link for downloads.

Changelog
Code:
[LIST]

[B][U]LATEST UPDATE_v2.0.2[/U][/B]
[*]Improvements & Bug fixes
[*]New calendar desgin
[*]In-app update notification

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v2.0.0[/U][/B]
[*]Whole new UI
[*]Facewidgets added
[*]Contact information added
[*]Fingerprint as well as home key both are working
[*]GIF Supported
[*]Added world clock
[*] Auto brightness or manual brightness option
[*]New image clock
[*]New calendar desgin
[*]Improvements & Bug fixes
[*]Quickpanel settings fixed.

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.8.6[/U][/B]
[*]Improvements & Bug fixes
[*]Music controls added

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.8.4[/U][/B]
[*]Improvements & Bug fixes
[*]Marshmallow supported

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.8.2[/U][/B]
[*]Improvements & Bug fixes

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.8.1[/U][/B]
[*]Fixed unlock crash

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.8.0[/U][/B]
[*]Added support of Android M (6.0).
[*]Always on fingerprint sensor.
[*]Pocket mode (proximity sensor) is enabled by default to protect unwanted screen unlock attempts (has option to disable in settings).
[*]Double tap to exit aod.
[*]Option to choose a double tap method between a virtual home button or anywhere on screen.
[*]Notification bugs fixed.
[*]Double tap notification is working, double tap on a notification icon to view that notification.
[*]Schedule bugs fixed.
[*]Brightness bug fixed.
[*]Added new clock designs along with an edge clock.
[*]Added a signature clock with options to change color, font, font size and wallpaper. Now you can write your name or a message on aod.
[*]Improved & updated color palette (replaced with original colors) .
[*]Added colors and wallpapers support for calendar layouts.
[*]Some fixes in calendar layouts.
[*]Clock and home button (if enabled) moves horizontally as well as vertically at random positions every minute (Best burn-in protection).
[*]Switch between clock, calendar and image layout directly from quickpanel.
[*]Added option to clear all the changes and reset the settings to it's default.

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.4.6[/U][/B]
[*]Added two new analog clock layouts from Galaxy S8.
[*]Some fixes in calendar layouts.
[*]Add Schedule functionality (Buggy & doesn't work some times. Will be fixed soon)
[*]Added some performance boost
[*]Notification bug fixes
[*]Virtual Home button bug fixes
[*]Double tap on home button to exit aod (Made double tap to avoid unwanted exits)
[*]Many minor bug fixes
[*]Plugin is made universal that means no need to upgrade it to latest version each time you install an update. Just install this one and it will work with every new update.

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.4.2[/U][/B]
[*]Button light problem fixed.
[*]Minor bug fixes

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.4[/U][/B]
[*]Finally the notifications are working. (But it is limited to show only 4 latest notifications along with a count of remaining other)
[*]Added new settings options page.
[*]Added on-screen home button(optional) for those whose home button was not working.
[*]Added option to change AOD position update interval.
[*]Added option to kill background processes while AOD. (Might be helpful in saving battery power)
[*]Added pocket mode. (Turn screen of while your phone is in bag or pocket)
[*]Added screen brightness option for those whose device doesn't have an inbuilt light sensor.
[*]For devices with inbuilt light sensor, Always on Display adjusts it's brightness itself.
[*]Always On screen is a bit more darker (dim).
[*]Main settings screen shows current AOD content (It changes as per your customization)
[*]QuickSettings Icon layout fixed. (It was looking smaller than other icons before)
[*]QuickSettings Icon has a detail view now, like the stock one. Click the Icon label to view it.
[*]In app bug reporting. The users who are not a member of XDA can also report bugs and errors directly through the app.
[*]Button light bug fixed. (Whose button light settings was resetting to default again and again due to AOD)
[*]Some layout changes and bug fixes.

[B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]

[U]UPDATE_v1.2[/U][/B]
[*]Added Burn-in protection. AOD Clocks moves some pixels from it's position on a certain interval of time.
[*]AOD Calendar layout fixed.
[*]Some clocks layout are also redesgined (Minor changes).
[*]Gradient clock color works perfect now.
[*]Fingerprint sensor no longer working on aod screen to avoid unlock screen attempts. (Use power button to wake screen and unlock as we usually do).
[*]Physical home button is working now. Press it to exit aod and wake screen up.
[/LIST]

Installation instructions
If you have any previous version of this app intstalled already
  1. Clear data and cache of both previous apps.
  2. Uninstall both of the previous apk
  3. Now continue following the steps below.
Or else skip above steps and start from here for brand new installation
  • Install new files as normal apk file. (Don't run the app)
  • Kindly restart your device after installing the apps.
  • Now the app is ready to use. (But if possible complete one more step given below )

    Optional but recommended
  • Now run the following commands through adb.

    Code:
    adb shell pm grant com.samsung.android.app.aodservice android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
    
    adb shell pm grant com.samsung.android.app.aodservice android.permission.SET_PROCESS_LIMIT


Tutorial Video

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
As this app is still under development, So there will be nothing surprising if you find some bug or any error or unwanted crush.
Some features may not work yet. I will fix them soon in future updates.
This app may increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk.

SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT
CLICK THE THANKS BUTTON

XDA:DevDB Information
Always On Display for all samsung, Device Specific App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Sachin Kumar53

Version Information
Status:
Stable
Current Beta Version: 2.0.2
Beta Release Date: 2019-04-20

Created 2017-10-19
Last Updated 2020-05-06
 

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Always On Display
Hello XDA!!

I am here with my very own creation, Always On Display. A true mimic of Samsung's exclusive feature known as Always On Display. This app is for them who want to get this feature on their current samsung smartphone (must be running on Android N) . This app doesn't requires root access. Just allow some necessary permissions and you are ready to rock. This app is only for testing now, a stable version will be released in near future with more features. Check Attachments for downloads.

Installation procedure:
Install both apps as normal apk file.
(Must install both apk or else the app will not work correctly)

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
As this app is still under development, So there will be nothing surprising if you find some bug or any error or unwanted crush.
Some features may not work yet. I will fix them soon in future updates.
It may increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk.

Here is some screenshots.
SCREENSHOTS


Check out this video:

If you like my work and wanna support me further. Just hit the THANKS button. It will cost you nothing.​

XDA:DevDB Information
Always On Display for all samsung, App for all samsung devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Sachin Kumar53

Version Information
Status: Testing
Current Beta Version: 1.0
Beta Release Date: 2017-10-19

Created 2017-10-19
Last Updated 2017-10-19

Nice Work Mate !!
 

HJMB02

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It looks cool, can you please add the option to wakeup screen with double touch?, and also would be great to see the notifications in arriving in the screen to see the new whatsapp and app messages, thanks for your hard work.

---------- Post added at 12:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:22 AM ----------

Also please add the option to wakeup with the physical home button
 

Juanma Humeniuk

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love it!

I love it! amazing work. I found that it runs a little bit lagish in my j7 2016, it doesn't show the notifications, and the home button doesn't works but its a great port. I hope you continue with this and solve the bugs
 
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Albe96

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@Sachin Kumar53 A nice job mate.This is what I call a clean work.Keep it up.. ?

---------- Post added at 12:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:12 AM ----------

Hey used it
Tested it
I say not to use it now
On my j7 16
When i installed it
My temperature went 67 78 degrees on devuce
And heated a lot
And a friends display got burned
Is that friend called @parth111999 ? ?
 
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ch3ffy

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Works..Not flawless but didn't expect it to be..

A couple of thoughts though.

1) Needs a No DPI version for those using custom DPI's

2) Double tap to wake

3) Ability to adjust brightness

4) Ability to adjust size and position.

Other than those and of course enhanced stability, thats it.

Keep up the awesome work, looking forward to further updates.
 
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DJJosephJumper

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It's looking good so far. I've been having a few problems with my Galaxy J3 2016.
First, the screen wakes up to the lock screen from the AOD after a few seconds. This results in my phone's screen going on and off until I turn the always on display off.
And as someone else already said, the display notifications toggle keeps turning off.
Also the settings app says I can use FaceWidgets on the AOD, but I can't swipe between them
 
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    This project is discontinued. Please install the new version of this app from playstore.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sachin.app.aos

    Introduction
    Hello XDA!!

    I am here with my very own creation, Always On Display. A true mimic of Samsung's exclusive feature known as Always On Display. This app brings the always on display feature to our current samsung smartphone (must be running on Android N) . This app doesn't require a root access. Just allow some necessary permissions and you are ready to rock. This app is only for testing purpose now, a stable version will be released in near future with more features. Check this link for downloads.

    Changelog
    Code:
    [LIST]
    
    [B][U]LATEST UPDATE_v2.0.2[/U][/B]
    [*]Improvements & Bug fixes
    [*]New calendar desgin
    [*]In-app update notification
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v2.0.0[/U][/B]
    [*]Whole new UI
    [*]Facewidgets added
    [*]Contact information added
    [*]Fingerprint as well as home key both are working
    [*]GIF Supported
    [*]Added world clock
    [*] Auto brightness or manual brightness option
    [*]New image clock
    [*]New calendar desgin
    [*]Improvements & Bug fixes
    [*]Quickpanel settings fixed.
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.8.6[/U][/B]
    [*]Improvements & Bug fixes
    [*]Music controls added
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.8.4[/U][/B]
    [*]Improvements & Bug fixes
    [*]Marshmallow supported
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.8.2[/U][/B]
    [*]Improvements & Bug fixes
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.8.1[/U][/B]
    [*]Fixed unlock crash
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.8.0[/U][/B]
    [*]Added support of Android M (6.0).
    [*]Always on fingerprint sensor.
    [*]Pocket mode (proximity sensor) is enabled by default to protect unwanted screen unlock attempts (has option to disable in settings).
    [*]Double tap to exit aod.
    [*]Option to choose a double tap method between a virtual home button or anywhere on screen.
    [*]Notification bugs fixed.
    [*]Double tap notification is working, double tap on a notification icon to view that notification.
    [*]Schedule bugs fixed.
    [*]Brightness bug fixed.
    [*]Added new clock designs along with an edge clock.
    [*]Added a signature clock with options to change color, font, font size and wallpaper. Now you can write your name or a message on aod.
    [*]Improved & updated color palette (replaced with original colors) .
    [*]Added colors and wallpapers support for calendar layouts.
    [*]Some fixes in calendar layouts.
    [*]Clock and home button (if enabled) moves horizontally as well as vertically at random positions every minute (Best burn-in protection).
    [*]Switch between clock, calendar and image layout directly from quickpanel.
    [*]Added option to clear all the changes and reset the settings to it's default.
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.4.6[/U][/B]
    [*]Added two new analog clock layouts from Galaxy S8.
    [*]Some fixes in calendar layouts.
    [*]Add Schedule functionality (Buggy & doesn't work some times. Will be fixed soon)
    [*]Added some performance boost
    [*]Notification bug fixes
    [*]Virtual Home button bug fixes
    [*]Double tap on home button to exit aod (Made double tap to avoid unwanted exits)
    [*]Many minor bug fixes
    [*]Plugin is made universal that means no need to upgrade it to latest version each time you install an update. Just install this one and it will work with every new update.
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.4.2[/U][/B]
    [*]Button light problem fixed.
    [*]Minor bug fixes
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.4[/U][/B]
    [*]Finally the notifications are working. (But it is limited to show only 4 latest notifications along with a count of remaining other)
    [*]Added new settings options page.
    [*]Added on-screen home button(optional) for those whose home button was not working.
    [*]Added option to change AOD position update interval.
    [*]Added option to kill background processes while AOD. (Might be helpful in saving battery power)
    [*]Added pocket mode. (Turn screen of while your phone is in bag or pocket)
    [*]Added screen brightness option for those whose device doesn't have an inbuilt light sensor.
    [*]For devices with inbuilt light sensor, Always on Display adjusts it's brightness itself.
    [*]Always On screen is a bit more darker (dim).
    [*]Main settings screen shows current AOD content (It changes as per your customization)
    [*]QuickSettings Icon layout fixed. (It was looking smaller than other icons before)
    [*]QuickSettings Icon has a detail view now, like the stock one. Click the Icon label to view it.
    [*]In app bug reporting. The users who are not a member of XDA can also report bugs and errors directly through the app.
    [*]Button light bug fixed. (Whose button light settings was resetting to default again and again due to AOD)
    [*]Some layout changes and bug fixes.
    
    [B][I]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/I]
    
    [U]UPDATE_v1.2[/U][/B]
    [*]Added Burn-in protection. AOD Clocks moves some pixels from it's position on a certain interval of time.
    [*]AOD Calendar layout fixed.
    [*]Some clocks layout are also redesgined (Minor changes).
    [*]Gradient clock color works perfect now.
    [*]Fingerprint sensor no longer working on aod screen to avoid unlock screen attempts. (Use power button to wake screen and unlock as we usually do).
    [*]Physical home button is working now. Press it to exit aod and wake screen up.
    [/LIST]

    Installation instructions
    If you have any previous version of this app intstalled already
    1. Clear data and cache of both previous apps.
    2. Uninstall both of the previous apk
    3. Now continue following the steps below.
    Or else skip above steps and start from here for brand new installation
    • Install new files as normal apk file. (Don't run the app)
    • Kindly restart your device after installing the apps.
    • Now the app is ready to use. (But if possible complete one more step given below )

      Optional but recommended
    • Now run the following commands through adb.

      Code:
      adb shell pm grant com.samsung.android.app.aodservice android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
      
      adb shell pm grant com.samsung.android.app.aodservice android.permission.SET_PROCESS_LIMIT


    Tutorial Video

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE
    As this app is still under development, So there will be nothing surprising if you find some bug or any error or unwanted crush.
    Some features may not work yet. I will fix them soon in future updates.
    This app may increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk.

    SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT
    CLICK THE THANKS BUTTON

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Always On Display for all samsung, Device Specific App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    Sachin Kumar53

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable
    Current Beta Version: 2.0.2
    Beta Release Date: 2019-04-20

    Created 2017-10-19
    Last Updated 2020-05-06
    36
    Always On Display
    Hello XDA!!

    I am here with my very own creation, Always On Display. A true mimic of Samsung's exclusive feature known as Always On Display. This app is for them who want to get this feature on their current samsung smartphone (must be running on Android N) . This app doesn't requires root access. Just allow some necessary permissions and you are ready to rock. This app is only for testing now, a stable version will be released in near future with more features. Check Attachments for downloads.

    Installation procedure:
    Install both apps as normal apk file.
    (Must install both apk or else the app will not work correctly)

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE
    As this app is still under development, So there will be nothing surprising if you find some bug or any error or unwanted crush.
    Some features may not work yet. I will fix them soon in future updates.
    It may increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk.

    Here is some screenshots.
    SCREENSHOTS


    Check out this video:

    If you like my work and wanna support me further. Just hit the THANKS button. It will cost you nothing.​

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Always On Display for all samsung, App for all samsung devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    Sachin Kumar53

    Version Information
    Status: Testing
    Current Beta Version: 1.0
    Beta Release Date: 2017-10-19

    Created 2017-10-19
    Last Updated 2017-10-19

    Nice Work Mate !!
    31
    LATEST UPDATE

    Finally the notifications are working. (But it is limited to show only 4 latest notifications along with a count of remaining other)

    Added new settings options page.

    Added on-screen home button(optional) for those whose home button was not working.

    Added option to change AOD position update interval.

    Added option to kill background processes while AOD. (Might be helpful in saving battery power)

    Added pocket mode. (Turn screen of while your phone is in bag or pocket)

    Added screen brightness option for those whose device doesn't have an inbuilt light sensor.

    For devices with inbuilt light sensor, Always on Display adjusts it's brightness itself.

    Always On screen is a bit more darker (dim).

    Main settings screen shows current AOD content (It changes as per your customization)

    QuickSettings Icon layout fixed. (It was looking smaller than other icons before)

    QuickSettings Icon has a detail view now, like the stock one.

    Click the Icon label to view it. In app bug reporting.

    The users who are not a member of XDA can also report bugs and errors directly through the app.

    Button light bug fixed. (Whose button light settings was resetting to default again and again due to AOD)

    Some layout changes and bug fixes.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Added Burn-in protection. AOD Clocks moves some pixels from it's position on a certain interval of time.

    AOD Calendar layout fixed. Some clocks layout are also redesgined (Minor changes).

    Gradient clock color works perfect now.

    Fingerprint sensor no longer working on aod screen to avoid unlock screen attempts. (Use power button to wake screen and unlock as we usually do).

    Physical home button is working now. Press it to exit aod and wake screen up.

    ---------- Post added at 07:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:22 PM ----------

    Press Like Button Those Who Are Waiting For this new update desperately
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    This post is for the peoples who are in the most hurry and crying so eagerly to get the updates. Turn your heat down and keep calm.

    I would like to tell you people i'm neither a professional developer nor an engineering student. Also i don't have some extra ordinary skills or magic. I'm just a 17 year old normal student of I sc. . I have to deal with many things like exams. I do coding in my free time and the most important thing i'm all ALONE in this project. So obviously it will take a little long.
    In simple words developing things takes time.

    So keep patient and LEARN TO DO RESPECT OF OTHERS and HONOUR THEIR HARD WORK. I hope that I will not get to see something like that again on this thread.

    By the way i have published another announcement regarding the release date. Head over to the first page of the thread now!! :)
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