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g33k3r

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ok it actually seems to work quite well after a bit of experimenting in the adb shell.

You'll need root but with that try the following:

Choose root mode
run every command as root and
direct mode
Make sure "su"/superuser has access granted for all requests

Then go into lightflow, notification settings and you should have a
"mixer" option. Enable that and you should then see options to set the
red, green and blue leds and also an option to set their brightness.

The brightness is has a 255 max value (0 being off) - (255 max brightness) and it should work.

The led won't flash but you can mix them together to get different colors. Technically you don't need to use the mixer but there's more control with it from what I remember.

The option to run every command as root is grayed out. Am I missing something?

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litrekid

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OK anyone know why I would be getting an granted su permission for interactive shell constantly for lightflow?

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Berzerker7

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While this is nice, it's pretty limiting in features. Seeing as how it doesn't respond to brightness levels, we really only have 7 options (8 if you count all off being one) for color choices. I'll stick to ambient display.
 

wtherrell

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Yes I am rooted.

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And do you have "Root mode" checked?
It's a couple lines up from the "run every command as root" box

---------- Post added at 10:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:59 PM ----------

OK anyone know why I would be getting an granted su permission for interactive shell constantly for lightflow?

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Same question here.
 

litrekid

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Well for now u can go into su and click on light flow and disable the notification to stop the message from popping up.

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yojlik

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I see the options on my install of the paid Light Flow app but on my wife's Nexus 6 with Light Flow Lite I'm not sure I'm finding the same options. Like I can't seem to choose root mode, run every command as root, and direct mode all at the same time. My wife isn't opposed to buying the paid version if it's sure to work on her Nexus 6 but I'd sure like to know it will before buying it.

Does Light Flow Lite have the ability to configure the options in such a way that works? I couldn't get the LED to illuminate at all.
 

akellar

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I see the options on my install of the paid Light Flow app but on my wife's Nexus 6 with Light Flow Lite I'm not sure I'm finding the same options. Like I can't seem to choose root mode, run every command as root, and direct mode all at the same time. My wife isn't opposed to buying the paid version if it's sure to work on her Nexus 6 but I'd sure like to know it will before buying it.

Does Light Flow Lite have the ability to configure the options in such a way that works? I couldn't get the LED to illuminate at all.

Lite hasn't been updated since like march, pretty unlikely it will work

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kjnangre

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I understand no blinking. But can you still cycle between colors if you have multiple notifications active? Thanks!
 
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    Don't know if anybody else has noticed this but the Nexus 6 does have a notification LED inside the top speaker. Been messing around with Lightflow and I have got the light to light up under certain conditions.

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    Edit - Just so it's right at the top. This is what you need to know:

    ok it actually seems to work quite well after a bit of experimenting in the adb shell.

    You'll need root but with that try the following:

    Choose root mode
    run every command as root and
    direct mode
    Make sure "su"/superuser has access granted for all requests

    Then go into lightflow, notification settings and you should have a
    "mixer" option. Enable that and you should then see options to set the
    red, green and blue leds and also an option to set their brightness.

    The brightness is has a 255 max value (0 being off) - (255 max brightness) and it should work.

    The led won't flash but you can mix them together to get different colors. Technically you don't need to use the mixer but there's more control with it from what I remember.

    You will need the paid version of lightflow. The free version is not updated frequently and doesn't support all the required settings.

    Also worth noting, that you can enable control of the "Charging" LED which is green only. If you use that LED, it's slightly brighter than using the standard "green" LED.

    Also, brightness levels for the Charge LED are variable between 1 and 40. Over 40, it's no brighter.

    The RGB LEDs seem to be on or off. I haven't seen any difference between brightness 1 and brightness 20 (or any other higher number, I just use 20 because the /sys/devices/leds-qpnp-f0067200/leds/red/max_brightness file indicates 20 is the max for this LED - it's 40 for the Charge LED)
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    ok it actually seems to work quite well after a bit of experimenting in the adb shell.

    You'll need root but with that try the following:

    Choose root mode
    run every command as root and
    direct mode
    Make sure "su"/superuser has access granted for all requests

    Then go into lightflow, notification settings and you should have a
    "mixer" option. Enable that and you should then see options to set the
    red, green and blue leds and also an option to set their brightness.

    The brightness is has a 255 max value (0 being off) - (255 max brightness) and it should work.

    The led won't flash but you can mix them together to get different colors. Technically you don't need to use the mixer but there's more control with it from what I remember.
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    Agreed. I'm not loving Active Display either. Would love to switch it off and have this LED notify me instead. I also use Light Flow's repeating sounds feature in case I miss an SMS and I'm not looking at my phone.

    I've got JMUT running some commands now to see what might work while I wait to get hold of my Nexus 6 here in the UK

    ---------- Post added at 12:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 AM ----------

    It's seeming like red, green and blue are all possible (blue and red are quite dim compared with green) and I'm not sure how to go about getting the led to flash, it'll probably be an always on type led, but all progress I wasn't expecting!
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    I love ambient display but I'll like a better notification for charging wirelessly.
    Is it possible for a custom LED app to tell the difference between regular charging and wirelessly?

    Lightflow doesn't do this at the moment but it's certainly possible to detect the difference

    ---------- Post added at 06:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:11 AM ----------

    Anyone else get this to work? This is very interesting that they have an led there and no one has ever heard about it. I have been messing with light flow but can't get it to work. Not rooted yet though either.


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    Root is required as they've not added support into android for controlling the led so the drivers needs to be controlled directly which is only possible with root.

    ---------- Post added at 06:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:13 AM ----------

    Yes it's multicoloured

    ---------- Post added at 06:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:14 AM ----------

    More than those 3 colors should be possible. It seems possible to control the brightness of each red, green and blue led to some extent which when combined together will hopefully giveya mix of colors.
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    With the next release due very soon, the default settings will work again and contact specific messenger notifications will too.