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

    by Arthur D. Gray on 04/07/2014

    tnx for programmer

  • (69 stars)

    by Abakash Palai on 29/06/2014

    X86 platform, Lenovo K900. Nice work Dev and it would have been equally nice if it actually worked.

  • (69 stars)

    by Mark Cash on 07/06/2014

    This app asks for permissions to everything on your device. Hoe Please, just to turn off a couple of LED's and the vibration function. No friggin' way Jack!

  • (69 stars)

    by Wes Martin on 03/06/2014

    It turns off the bscklight but is unable to go back to the default. This is an issue because when I turn off my screen the lights stay on

  • (69 stars)

    by David Reid on 23/05/2014

    Worked like a charm in my rooted lg optimus g pro. Note I can save done battery life. Thanks to the Dev.

  • (69 stars)

    by Claudiu Paraschiv on 11/05/2014

    Not much else to say. Not devive restricted, but doesn't work on all devices. 1 star.

  • (69 stars)

    by Spam Bot on 09/05/2014