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, capacitive button, to dim capacitive buttons on the phone, capacitive buttons, button text dim, how to change the brightness of capacitive buttons, how to increase brightness of capacitive buttons, evitareul, dim 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 mayank thite on 15/05/2015

    Thanks works great for what i want to do. Thanks and keep it up

  • (66 stars)

    by 1Sonicsky1 on 14/05/2015

    I use this to turn off the lights during the night. Unfortunately, it won't dim them, just turn them on (full brightness) or off, however, I think it may just be a kernel limitation on this ROM, so I won't dock any stars.

  • (66 stars)

    by RAHUL KHAKSE on 04/05/2015

    Nice app

  • (66 stars)

    by Scott French on 02/05/2015

    I'm rooted. Denies permission. So. HTC one not supported. Apparently?

  • (66 stars)

    by Gia Bella on 01/05/2015

    Only for rooted phones

  • (66 stars)

    by dhruv khetrapal on 28/04/2015


  • (66 stars)

    by yochiro0864 on 27/04/2015

    Enable for m7

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