Nexus Flashlight (P)

Nexus Flashlight (P)

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This is the Donate version of Nexus Flashlight. It has no additional features (yet), but it supports the development of both.

** Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S only, other devices might work. **

[users reported working: Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus G, Motorola Razr, LG Optimus L4, HTC One X, Sony Ericsson WT19i, LG Motion 4G, Samsung Galaxy Note I, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Motorola Moto X, Motorola Droid Bionic, Huawei U8860, LG Optimus L7/P700, HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, Motorola Droid Razr HD, HTC Sensation]

This application uses the LED of the camera at the back of the phone as an flashlight.

Nexus Flashlight is simple, but beautiful. Overview:
-Keep the LED on when switching the application or locking the screen.
-Create a notification for fast off-switching of the LED when not in the application itself.
-Turn on the LED on application start to save even more time.
-It is fast. You do not have to wait for multiple seconds to start the LED flash.
-Resizable Widget: Turn on the LED right from your homescreen
-Put the widget on your lockscreen (Android 4.2 only)
-Customizable widget to make it look like a standard app shortcut in order to integrate it nicer with other app shortcuts on your homescreen(*) [DOES NOT WORK ON THE NEXUS 5]
-Shortcut to quickly toggle the LED without opening the main application
-Customizable widget text size (Android 4.1.2+ only)

The standard size of the widget is 1x1. However, it can be resized to any size you like. Just tap and hold the widget and resize afterwards.

(*) Supported launchers are: Default launcher (AOSP), Nova Launcher, Nova Launcher HD, Holo Launcher, Holo Launcher HD, Apex Launcher.
However, in landscape, text below the customized widget is only supported on Nova Launcher, because the others mess up the layout in landscape.

Note: If you use the "Mimic launcher shortcut" option, the widget icon will not resize, if you enlarge the widget. Only use this option if you intent to use the widget as 1x1.

[Permissions]
-Camera - take pictures and videos: Needed to start the camera and turn on the led. Controlling the led is not possible without access to the camera. There are no pictures taken and they could not be uploaded, because there is no permission request to access the internet.
-Prevent phone from sleeping: This is needed to prevent some devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S3) from turning off the LED automatically when turning off the screen.

** If you encounter any issues, please send a message to my email address. **

Tags: flashlight galaxy, flash light for lg p725, turn on flashlight on galaxy nexus phones, ddkhs.

Recently changed in this version

v1.8:
-Rotation bug fixed
-Differentiation between widget and shortcut in widget picker
-Updated Russian translation


Comments and ratings for Nexus Flashlight (P)
  • (78 stars)

    by Keith Lammers on 15/04/2014

    Purchased the Pro version to support the dev within minutes of trying the free version. Nice and simple, and no BS permission requirements. Love the lock screen widget too.

  • (78 stars)

    by Marc Lile on 04/03/2014

    Perfectly simple flashlight. Used the free one for only a few minutes before buying this one. Great job.

  • (78 stars)

    by John Blessing on 24/02/2014

    Great flashlight worth the money as all the free ones are full of hidden ads

  • (78 stars)

    by Oussama El-Rawas on 12/02/2014

    So glad this app exists. Only needs permissions necessary for functioning. Got the free version and was so happy with it I decided to donate.

  • (78 stars)

    by Jon Raphael on 21/01/2014

    Love the widget that works like a regular app icon, including the ability to put it in a folder. The only complain I have is that it takes a little long to turn the LED on after tapping the widget icon but it seems that it's a hardware or platform limitation. Nothing they can do. Thanks for this cool app.

  • (78 stars)

    by Paddy Landau on 20/01/2014

    Nexus 5: Such a useful app, I use it at least weekly. It can be quickly accessed from the lock screen (if you so choose). Although the free version is no different, I purchased this to support the developer. It has a strange bug — after restarting the phone, it does not work the first time you use it, but every time after that it works properly. EDIT: The strange bug seems to have been fixed.

  • (78 stars)

    by Nathan Pratt on 08/12/2013

    I appreciate a developer who provides both free and donate options where both versions don't ask for any additional permissions or give ads! It has an option for auto shutoff timer (if you forget to turn it off). Also the app does not remain running in the bkgd as soon as you close it - even if you use the notification as the off switch. I just read an article about brightest flashlight lying to c