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, how to increase brightness of capacitive buttons, evitareul, dim capacitive buttons, capacitive button, to dim capacitive buttons on the phone, capacitive buttons, button text dim, how to change the brightness of 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
  • (67 stars)

    by Prithiv. Raj on 12/12/2014

    woow finally made my touch key to offf, tanx very much

  • (67 stars)

    by Jamil Bousquet on 06/12/2014


  • (67 stars)

    by Ian McIntyre on 05/12/2014

    I can read my books at night now. Rooted HTC one s. Thanks!

  • (67 stars)

    by Daryel Villavicencio on 01/12/2014

    Running Lollipop on the OnePlus and it seems to be working just fine. Thanks!

  • (67 stars)

    by Zee Gaming and Music on 01/12/2014

    Application Version: 1.0.13 Detected Device: Unknown Device (k3g) Supports Setting Capacitive Buttons Backlight Brightness: No Build.BOOTLOADER: G900HXXU1ANG3 Build.DEVICE: k3g Build.DISPLAY: KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANG3 Build.MANUFACTURER: samsung Build.MODEL: SM-G900H Build.PRODUCT: k3gxx Build.VERSION.RELEASE: 4.4.2 Process UID: 10225 CPU ABI 1: armeabi-v7a CPU ABI 2: armeabi

  • (67 stars)

    by Louis DiMeglio on 30/11/2014

    I'm not using it for it's intended purpose, and in fact it doesn't work for this on the OPO, but it does solve the issue that OPO phones are currently having with capacitive buttons failing to turn off when the screen sleeps. Awesome, thanks!

  • (67 stars)

    by Muhammed Jassim on 24/11/2014

    Works well....but sometimes button lights stays on after screen lock.