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

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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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BlackSoulxxx

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Wow! Tks to your mod, I'm finally throw my flashlight out in the garbage because now it's brighter that that old flashlight.....
 

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..

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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, :(
 

LaosPerson

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OMG

DANG this is bright, confirmed working for Xperia Z1S I actually kind of blinded myself without even looking at the led directly
 
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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
 

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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
 

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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
    6
    I'll be releasing torch booster app that would replace this mod really soon. Check my threads from time to time ;)
    5
    Just flashed medium pack on my Z1C 4.4.4 108 and clearly see the difference !
    I have now a real flashlight !
    thanks for this awesome mod ! :good:

    As there are several values that differ between the original Z1 and Z1C file, I decided to rebase this mod to the Z1C .108 firmware. I don't know if this makes any difference but I thought it might be safer for the LEDs on the Z1C. Kudos to @olokos for the original.

    I take no responsibility for any possible damage to your phone.

    Z1C Stock - Revert everything to stock.

    Z1C Medium Torch - Medium settings for torch only.
    Z1C Extreme Torch - Extreme settings for torch only.
    Z1C Medium LEDs - Medium settings for torch, camera and flash.
    Z1C Extreme LEDs - Extreme settings for torch, camera and flash.

    UPDATE: Removed the links to the notification LED boost as they had no effect on the Z1C and restored the value to its default in Medium/Extreme LEDs files.
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    guys, there is a seriously big flaw in the OP

    the recommended variant that has everything boosted by medium amount is FLAWED in the flashlight section, lets examine

    Code:
    # LED If setting for Torch or video recording (uA).
    if_torch_vr = 500000

    this is the setting from the "recommended" file and below is the setting from the revert file

    Code:
    # LED If setting for Torch or video recording (uA).
    if_torch_vr = 25000

    the values used should not exceed 300000 and 500000 is nowhere "medium" boost, it is the maximum boost if the circuitry will even allow over 300000 but either way it is not the medium setting in any way, this will burn out your flash most likely.

    the values in the medium just torch correspond with these findings as they are

    Code:
    # LED If setting for Torch or video recording (uA).
    if_torch_vr = 50000

    double that of stock but still in normal limits.


    my personal testing of the flashlight has confirmed this.
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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 ☺