View Full Version : Dimmer then Stock Finally!!

11-04-2010, 02:02 PM
I don't know about you but if I am looking at the phone at night or heck even using the GPS that screen is just too bright even on the lowest setting. Any brightness apps I have come across allow me to turn the brightness down further than stock but then the OS seems to clear that change immediately.

Today I came across a thread in PPCGeeks (via GoogleFu) that has the solution (albeit it good but not perfect).

- Use at your own risk.
- It dims the screen to a nice ambient nighttime level
- You must be rooted
- The setting is cleared temporarily if you touch the Power button (and of course reboot)
- The setting is completely cleared if you alter the brightness or if automatic brightness is enabled
- There is a way to disable the button lights but it doesn't for on my DX (froyo)
- You can make a shortcut for the app then it's two clicks to dim. No widget.
- It's a non-market app but only needs storage and phone state permission
- It's a tiny app, 32KB

I would post the .apk but I wanted to give proper credit from the OP's where possible.

Turn off backlight on front four soft buttons? - PPCGeeks (http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/moto-droid/103864-turn-off-backlight-front-four-soft-buttons.html)

I hope you find this as useful as I do.