Battery Percent for KitKat / L

Battery Percent for KitKat / L

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You can get support here:

Just install this App and click on "Enable Battery Percent". Then reboot. You can uninstall the App afterwards. The setting will remain.

No root needed!

You can only see the battery percent text, if the battery is empty enough. (White text on white battery!)

Do I need a rooted device?
No, should work on any 4.4+ device :)

Can you change the text-color?
Sorry, this is impossible with a simple app like this one, because the color is hard-coded in SystemUI.apk. You need to decompile that apk, edit one line of source code and then recompile it. Actually, I don't plan to do this, because I don't like to change system-apps. Also, the OTA-Updates from google would fail after that and it would require root.

After removing the app the percentage is still there.
That's because the app changes a system setting. The app does NOT display the battery itself!

I uninstalled the App. Now I want to disable the percent display.
OK, just install the App again, uncheck the setting and uninstall it.

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Comments and ratings for Battery Percent for KitKat / L
  • (70 stars)

    by Mark Lawrence on 13/09/2014

    Install, tick, and reboot. Excellent!

  • (70 stars)

    by Chengming Wang on 13/09/2014

    Not working on my HTC device

  • (70 stars)

    by rajveer singh on 12/09/2014

    Work flawlessly... Even on android L

  • (70 stars)

    by Pulak Khan on 11/09/2014

    When my battery is over 50 percent I can't see a single thing!!

  • (70 stars)

    by Pranab Salian on 11/09/2014

    Loved this app. I can see the battery percentage even after uninstalling this app. Works as advertised.

  • (70 stars)

    by Bill Mould Jr on 11/09/2014

    Why Google doesn't have this setting to show the percentage baffles me. Only wish it were a different color so it would show all the time.

  • (70 stars)

    by Stefano Camperi on 10/09/2014

    Does what it says