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.

Tags: battery percent for kitkat, battery % for kitkat.

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

    by Jonny Grand on 02/12/2014

    My mate Jimmy likes reviews and I like this

  • (70 stars)

    by Niculae Alexandru on 02/12/2014

    Can't see the percentage. L.E: after a few minutes the percentage appear. L.L.E: i know on kitkat the text was white, but on lollipop was brown semitransparent ish. I had to factory reset the phone and when I installed again the percentage was white and that's why I was "hmm wth just happened in that 2 hours". :)

  • (70 stars)

    by Reinnier Tiamzon on 02/12/2014

    Love it

  • (70 stars)

    by Lu Shicong on 02/12/2014

    Everything is as described. A simple toggle will do the job. And on Lollipop, percent number is displayed perfectly since Google change the color of the number. BTW, Google, why you always disable great features in stock Android???

  • (70 stars)

    by Kanchan Bilgi on 02/12/2014

    The actual number is sometimes hard to read but that is because the icon is too small.

  • (70 stars)

    by Rob Wills on 02/12/2014

    Using on Android Lollipop and text is dark on white and vice versa, so you can see the percentage all of the time. #WINNER

  • (70 stars)

    by Ravi Jani on 02/12/2014

    On Lollipop works even better. Thanks dev. Simple and easy.