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
  • (69 stars)

    by Sergio Castell on 22/10/2014

    Thanks, it worked perfectly in my nvidia Shield Tablet. Now i can always see the % in the status bar. Thank you

  • (69 stars)

    by Gareth Williams on 22/10/2014

    Just got the latest dev preview of lollypop. Had this app on kit kat and text was white. Was still very impressed. Now on Lollypop I have a grey/black text and it is clear to read. so happy. Good wee app. 5 stars. :)

  • (69 stars)

    by Anthony Klun on 21/10/2014

    Saving precious space in the notification bar as the built in percentage takes up so much room! People complaining about the white on Kitkat, do you really need to see the percentage when you have more the 70%?

  • (69 stars)

    by Robertus Setio on 20/10/2014

    working well.. simple and nice.

  • (69 stars)

    by Norman Garay on 19/10/2014

    this app is awesome.. good job devs.

  • (69 stars)

    by Mohamadhussain Nathametha on 19/10/2014

    Nice app, does not take extra space.

  • (69 stars)

    by Tyler Brawner on 19/10/2014

    Only thing that could be improved is change the percentage to a different shade of white or a light gray to c the full percentage but otherwise it's ok