[MOD] Torch boost! Full LED power when using your Z1 as a light source!

olokos

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Hello guise,

This time I'll share with you something that @RyokoN found out. Please thank him here. I just made proper changes to the file he mentioned.
Someday I was killed by my friend N5 torch. It was so bright. Now I decided that I want my torch to be actually useful, just like his torch is. (we were trying to see details in a dark place to fix the window).

It may break your LED if you leave it on for some time. I'm not responsible for any damage. It actually made my back around the LED a bit warm after a few seconds in the extreme version!
Please be aware that it's not safe to test it on devices that are older than Xperia Z as LED's may vary hardware-side.

Anyway, enjoy :)
Extreme version - just torch
Medium version - just torch
Medium version - torch, camera, flash, notification LED <------------ RECOMMENDED!
Extreme version - torch, camera, flash, notification LED

Revert to stock Z1 torch

It's based on Z1 .108 firmware (4.4.4), but it WILL work on 4.3 roms. Can't say about older android versions - you tell me! :)
Please test and let me know how it went :)

It's significantly brighter now. At first it barely gave any light and now it's even brighter then the light in my room on a small distance, lol.

Confirmed working on:
Z 4.4.4
ZR
Z1 Compact
Z1s
Z1 4.3 4.4
Z2 4.4
Z3 4.4
 
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hasn4179

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Have you checked if the led can endure the increased amount of current?
i dont want my led to be damaged permanently because of this :p
 

olokos

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Have you checked if the led can endure the increased amount of current?
i dont want my led to be damaged permanently because of this :p
I didn't, but it's using the same current like the flash in camera. It shouldn't harm your device if you won't use it for a long time like 15 minutes - just a guess.
As always, use it in your own risk. :)
 

Horayken

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Ok.. that's awesome!!!! It's amazing, even if you turn torch on when taking a photo it's brighter that flash itself.. I'm wondering
If there is any chance to boost flash at the same level with camera to get better pictures..

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olokos

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Ok.. that's awesome!!!! It's amazing, even if you turn torch on when taking a photo it's brighter that flash itself.. I'm wondering
If there is any chance to boost flash at the same level with camera to get better pictures..

Sent from my C6903 using XDA Free mobile app
Lol, I actually thought that I set it at the same level as the flash. :D
 
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hasn4179

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I didn't, but it's using the same current like the flash in camera. It shouldn't harm your device if you won't use it for a long time like 15 minutes - just a guess.
As always, use it in your own risk. :)
1 of the disadvantages of glass+metal: it heats up pretty quickly, :(
 

SamadiPour

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Hi

Great work

This file also found in other devices like sp, Go, z and others

Can i use this for Them?

What parameters did you Change?

Thanks
 

babyboy3265

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Ok... Wow... This is crazy I thought its impossible.. Bravo.. Im with iHackers 4.1 and it works.

Problem is that its stronger now than the actual camera flash....

Please make a new version where the cam flash will be as strong.. Pleeeease :D
 

olokos

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What about notificatin light can you make one for that?
Nope, since notification light works for a really long time and it's too risky.
Ok... Wow... This is crazy I thought its impossible.. Bravo.. Im with iHackers 4.1 and it works.

Problem is that its stronger now than the actual camera flash....

Please make a new version where the cam flash will be as strong.. Pleeeease :D
I will ☺