Battery Percent for KitKat

Battery Percent for KitKat

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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
  • (72 stars)

    by Diego Hernández on 17/04/2014

    I loved this app on my Nexus 5, but now that I've changed my phone for the new M8 it's not working at all. Maybe it has to do something with the fact that the battery icon here is horizontal instead of vertical. I hope they can include the M8 in the futur

  • (72 stars)

    by Brandy Head on 16/04/2014

    Thank you

  • (72 stars)

    by Harshvardhan Biswas on 14/04/2014

    I guess it drains battery more faster... I wish my reason is false

  • (72 stars)

    by William Fogarty on 13/04/2014

    Does exactly as states. Didn't want to root my device this time around but missed the battery percent and didn't want another battery monitoring app. Found this months ago when I first got my Nexus 5 and have been using it on MotoX once I made the switch

  • (72 stars)

    by Avi Bhadeshia on 11/04/2014

    Neat app

  • (72 stars)

    by razvan simion on 06/04/2014


  • (72 stars)

    by Jim Farmer on 06/04/2014

    Works exactly as described. Anyone rating less needs to learn how to read.