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 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, evitareul.

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
  • (70 stars)

    by Ben Howard on 14/04/2014

    Came across this to turn off the capacitive lights on my gs3 because I'd rather use the navigation bar as Android intended! Fantastic!

  • (70 stars)

    by Alex Mackie on 09/04/2014

    Quick fix. It will light up your buttons... Always… even with screen off at times.. Oh and after uninstall... They stay on... Always. (Revision: press default then un install and hard reboot… then they'll turn off)

  • (70 stars)

    by Axxdrian Enciso on 08/04/2014

    Even the dim isn't working on my device, this is useful on some cases

  • (70 stars)

    by Samnit Mehandiratta on 02/04/2014

    My phone's capacitive button's lights were not lighting up.. But when I started the app... It worked... They were on again....

  • (70 stars)

    by Palvinder singh on 28/03/2014

    Totally turned off brightness of capacitive buttons on my device

  • (70 stars)

    by Alexis Feliciano on 19/03/2014

    Excellent, didn't like lights that are on while screen is on. I can see buttons perfect fine on htc without lights

  • (70 stars)

    by manish sharma on 10/03/2014

    My quest ends here at this app.. Have been searching for so long.