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[OPEN-SOURCE][TOOL][4.0.3+]Torchie - Use TORCH with VOLUME BUTTONS ANYTIME

How useful is Torchie functionality?

  • Votes: 8 11.1%
  • ★ ★

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ★ ★ ★

    Votes: 4 5.6%
  • ★ ★ ★ ★

    Votes: 15 20.8%
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Votes: 45 62.5%

  • Total voters
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MerbinJAnselm

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TURN ON/OFF TORCH/FLASHLIGHT ON YOUR PHONE INSTANTLY BY HOLDING BOTH VOLUME BUTTONS TOGETHER!

No matter, your phone screen is off, lock screen or while browsing/reading/playing games in your phone. Works Anytime!


DOWNLOAD TORCHIE


FEATURES:
  • Turn on/off torch just by holding volume buttons together
  • Works when SCREEN is ON, in LOCK SCREEN, even while SCREEN is OFF
  • Control when Torchie functionality should work i.e while screen off, screen on, lock screen
  • Can be used as a standalone torch/flashlight app too!
  • Easy to use Material Design UI
  • Light weight (~1 MB)
  • Super fast and reliable functionality
  • Bright torch/flashlight/LED
  • No privacy/security issues
  • NO ROOT required
  • No FRAMEWORK/plugin required
  • NO ADS and No spyware
  • Completely FREE and ever will be
  • :good: Donation is available as In-App purchase


SCREENSHOTS:

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CONTACT ME:
:cowboy: http://torchieapp.wordpress.com/contact


You can also Donate me, if you love :good: the work of Torchie: :D
http://torchieapp.wordpress.com/donate

XDA:DevDB Information
[TOOL][4.0.3+]Torchie - Use TORCH with VOLUME BUTTONS ANYTIME, Tool/Utility for the Apps & Games

Contributors
MerbinJAnselm
Source Code: https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android


Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-12-19
Last Updated 2019-05-30
 

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MerbinJAnselm

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HELP TRANSLATING TORCHIE TO YOUR LANGUAGE(s)
Learn more : http://forum.xda-developers.com/mar...anslate-torchie-flash-holding-volume-t3279077

Lots of Thanks to following contributors who helped Torchie accessible to greater people! I personally thank following people for helping me!

1. Swedish - @Helluuu
2. Russian - @gaich
3. Italian - @3DDario
4. Polish - @krzysiekb92
5. Persian - @mpowend
6. Turkish - @echelonx
7. Croatian - @modricl
8. Tamil - @MerbinJAnselm
9. Spanish - @dani020110
10. Spanish - @Xer0 WindKey
11. Spanish - @frostwildfire
12. Czech - @NutellaOrDidntHappen
13. German - @knistertoni
14. Greek - @Galaxiez (in progress)
15. Portuguese - @sindamc
16. French - @DevelRox
17. Serbian - @SDee96
18. French - @DZCitorn
19. Lithuanian - @theteodorgly
20. Estonian - @RometVinnal
21. Mongolian - @Naraa
22. Indonesian - @sammymaddog
23. Korean - @ideaman924
24. Chinese - @samsammobile (in progress)
25. Georgian - @DroidTwe4kz
26. Hungarian - @gyulusboy
27. Norwegian - (in progress)
28. Romanian - @cr4ck3dn
29. Bulgarian - @S.Y.
30. Albanian - @DhimitriAG
31. Afrikaans - @SniperShotgun
 
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MerbinJAnselm

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You can help me

  • Translating Torchie to your language :)
  • Sharing a word about Torchie with friends and family :cowboy:
  • Posting a reply in this thread, how it helped and pros/cons etc. :D
  • Downloading and rating in Playstore here :cyclops:
  • Reporting bug/unusability in this thread. (You helped me to identify a bug!) :victory:
  • A cup of coffee! :D
 
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ajgftw

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Hey mate, got your app on my nexus 6p now because the custom ROM I'm using doesn't have a button shortcut built in to trigger the torch with the screen off.

Works well so far, no dramas, and I appreciate the up to date UI.

I'll report back if I have any issues ?


Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
 
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MerbinJAnselm

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Hey mate, got your app on my nexus 6p now because the custom ROM I'm using doesn't have a button shortcut built in to trigger the torch with the screen off.

Works well so far, no dramas, and I appreciate the up to date UI.

I'll report back if I have any issues ?


Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

Thanks for your comment ajgftw! I'm really happy that I'm getting feedbacks from the community! :)
 

ratbags

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Nice looking app. I notice there might be battery drain when used with screen off. Why is this? Also, could do with an option to turn off after x minutes.
 
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MerbinJAnselm

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Nice looking app. I notice there might be battery drain when used with screen off. Why is this? Also, could do with an option to turn off after x minutes.

Usually device goes to sleep, when screen off, to prevent battery drain.
Once slept, device will not monitor any keypress except that of Power button.
To prevent that, Torchie makes the device run at low power (because display is off, major source of power drain) and hence capture key presses.
:)
 
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MerbinJAnselm

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A bug fix released for Torchie

I've released a bug fix for Torchie. :)
Download here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie

In this release, following serious bugs were fixed:
- Cannot change volume while listening to music while screen is off
- Volume keys (or any hardware key except power key) seems unresponsive
- Torchie service shuts down automatically, which needs to be restarted or rebooting the phone
- Many side effects experienced by users

Following visual bugs fixed:
- In Android 6.0, the 'Torch switch' (in the UI) is reversed. :silly:
 

MerbinJAnselm

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Torchie is getting some negative reviews because of a 'Warning dialog' shown by android system.
Torchie works by capturing volume key presses. However Android considers every key press be it a volume key/power key or character keys in HARDWARE KEYBOARD (only in old Android phones and Blackberry Priv) in same bucket.
So it throws a warning as a 'Permission' :( that Torchie needs 'permission to see text you type including passwords you type'. Alas! That seems threatening!
Unfortunately nothing can be done to make Torchie work unless without this permission.

It's Android's flaw/bug which shows the same permission to users using non-hardware keyboard enabled phones!

Please help me what should I tell those people giving negative reviews about Permissions issue!? :(
 

ratbags

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Torchie is getting some negative reviews because of a 'Warning dialog' shown by android system.
Torchie works by capturing volume key presses. However Android considers every key press be it a volume key/power key or character keys in HARDWARE KEYBOARD (only in old Android phones and Blackberry Priv) in same bucket.
So it throws a warning as a 'Permission' :( that Torchie needs 'permission to see text you type including passwords you type'. Alas! That seems threatening!
Unfortunately nothing can be done to make Torchie work unless without this permission.

It's Android's flaw/bug which shows the same permission to users using non-hardware keyboard enabled phones!

Please help me what should I tell those people giving negative reviews about Permissions issue!? :(

You need to put the permission warning at the top of the play store listing. Make it shorter and to the point and do it in bold. The current warning is too far into the listing and too long. Basically, make the assumption that everybody who downloads your app is a moron and you won't go far wrong. EDIT: also make the popup prompt on first launch more prominent.
 
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MerbinJAnselm

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You need to put the permission warning at the top of the play store listing. Make it shorter and to the point and do it in bold. The current warning is too far into the listing and too long. Basically, make the assumption that everybody who downloads your app is a moron and you won't go far wrong. EDIT: also make the popup prompt on first launch more prominent.

Thanks ratbags for your advice! I'll fix it :)
 

MerbinJAnselm

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A minor release 1.0.2 is released!
While turning on 'Torchie Functionality', a prompt hinting what the permission is about shows. Thanks to @ratbags for advice. :)

Share a word about Torchie, if you like it! :D
 

MerbinJAnselm

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I need a help!

Does any users of 'Asus ZenFone 2' face problem with Torchie? A user reports that flash turns on by holding volume buttons together but doesn't turn off?

I don't have a real device to test Torchie! :(
 

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