Capacitive Buttons

Capacitive Buttons


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Control the brightness of the capacitive buttons (the back, home, and recent tasks buttons) on several devices in the HTC One series. Root is required in order for this application to work, but it works with any ROM.

NOTE: The "Pro" version of this app is updated 2-4 weeks earlier than the free version, and thus has some bug fixes and new features not available in the free version. If you'd like to get the latest fixes and features earlier, the pro version is for you. Otherwise, you can live a full and happy life with the free version. See the description in the pro version for details about differences between the free and pro versions.

Officially Supported Devices:
- HTC One X (evita, North American variant, dual-core)
- HTC One X (endeavoru, International variant, quad-core)
- HTC One X+ (evitareul)
- HTC One
- HTC One S
- HTC Sensation

Unofficially Supported Devices:
- HTC One V
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Evo 3D
- Droid MAXX
- LG Optimus G

The "unofficially supported" devices have had at least one report of working but no development effort has (yet) been focused on them.

This application is free and open source, released under the GNU General Public License v3. The source code is available at, and further development information is available at the following thread on xda:

Tags: brightness button image, brightness button, button text dim, how to change the brightness of capacitive buttons, how to increase brightness of capacitive buttons, evitareul, dim capacitive buttons, capacitive button, to dim capacitive buttons on the phone, capacitive buttons.

Recently changed in this version

v1.0.13 (Dec 07, 2013)
- fix issue where buttons backlight sometimes turns off after a few seconds instead of staying on
- avoid cycling through the "dim" setting in the widget if dim is not even supported
- fix issue where "dim not supported" is erroneously reported on when selecting "off" brightness when dim is not supported (HTC One X international quad-core variant only)
- correct spelling error in a dialog: brigtness -> brightness
- HTC Sensation support added

Comments and ratings for Capacitive Buttons
  • (66 stars)

    by Faris Asmawi on 06/04/2015

    I use yusun t55 and the app works perfectly. Kudos for the developer

  • (66 stars)

    by Arif Kamaruzaman on 04/04/2015

    In my xiaomi note LTE, this works but only off and normal brightness. Not extra bright like it performed in hardware test. I'll do anything I can to help. I am rooted and know a bit about phones and Linux.

  • (66 stars)

    by Hemant Kuruva on 31/03/2015

    doesn't set on boot

  • (66 stars)

    by Shubham pandey on 23/03/2015

    Very good

  • (66 stars)

    by Druane Caesien on 05/03/2015

    Additionally, the left button is quite a bit dimmer than the others. It would be nice to have the same level of lighting for all buttons. Not sure if that's fixable (it may be one lighting element). Any fix here?

  • (66 stars)

    by Charles Caesien on 05/03/2015

    I used this app and now the brightness on the (recent app) button arent same as bright as the home and back button. I'm on MIUI 6 developer version and I hope I can get answer for this. Ive tried uninstall the app and restart my phone but still the recent app button arent as bright as the home and back button. I think this app make the recent app button less bright than the other buttons. Please h

  • (66 stars)

    by Charles Kuriakose on 03/03/2015

    Thanks a lot. Now I can turn my capacitive button lights off at night.

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