iPhone 4 LED Flash Notification Jailbreak App?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Farfooz, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Farfooz macrumors member

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    i know this has been discussed before in the regular forums but they were asking if an official app could come out and utilize the camera flash for notifications. difference is for me im asking if it is possible through jailbreak means as it would be awesome to know when i get a new text or any notification as i dont have to turn on the phone every time in case i miss a vibration. i know the jailbreak isn't out yet but as I have been following musclenerd and planetbeing, they have the jb, now its just getting the unlock. anyones thoughts on this? the led flash can blink not brightly, but just enough so that the thing can show you that you have a notification. this wouldn't kill the battery as one: LED's are very battery efficient and use minimal power. and two: the led can't die out as it has a life span of up to 50000 hours. anyones thoughts on this?
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Seeing as no one has a jailbroken iPhone 4, I dont see how anyone can answer that.
     
  3. Farfooz thread starter macrumors member

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    I know what you mean and I don't mean to pose a stupid question, I am just asking since it has been possible through official Flashlight apps on the app store, would it be possible to do such a thing through cydia only for notifications? I hope this question does not come across as amateur. just wondering probability wise, if it is indeed possible.
     
  4. vitog123 macrumors 6502

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    this is a must be made/must have app.

    im sure someone will do something like this once the jailbreak comes out.

    I cant believe apple didnt put some type of led notification light on the new ip4.
     
  5. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Possible, yes.
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Significant battery killer. Great idea otherwise.
     
  7. vitog123 macrumors 6502

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    you really think so? intermittent flashes on light via LED and only if there is a missed call or text?

    cant be that big of a drain.
     
  8. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    The LED is bright, does anyone know if it could be like not so bright when it does it? Like a toned down version?
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    That is a very good question. My guess is that it cannot without hardware support.
     
  10. bova80 macrumors 6502a

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    what good is this if you set your phone on its back all the time?
     
  11. coasterider macrumors regular

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    Better than nothing
     
  12. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    It would be cool if you could tone down the brightness so that it didn't soak up battery. I didn't think that LEDs used that much power though? I guess I could be mistaking though. What I think would be a great app is one that would extend the missed call/text notification indefinitely. I'd like more than two chimes.
     
  13. vitog123 macrumors 6502

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    if you had this function, would you set your phone on its back? i wouldnt if i had a case or bumper....
     
  14. vitog123 macrumors 6502

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    LED's dont use much power @ all..
     
  15. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I though.
     
  16. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Since the LED off/on function is an official API call this would be trivial to code with mobilesubstrate. Adjusting the brightness is another matter and probably not possible since the current/voltage passed through the LED is hardware fixed.
     
  17. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    I know they dont use power(edit: that much :p), but who wants a glaring bright light coming out of their pocket in a dark room or if you decide not to answer something. The only way I would us this is if it could be subtle
     
  18. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    Well think of like the sleep light on any Mac. Not too bright but pulsing sorta like? That could be really cool. I agree the brightness should be lowered if possible. How cool would it be especially with some cases like the bumper, glowing edge when face up? Siiicckk.
     
  19. jsquared macrumors 6502

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    Why does this have to be a jailbrake app? Why not a regular app? They just approved the LED flashlight apps the other day....?
     
  20. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    It would have to be able to access your phone email texts ect to work.
    Apple doesnt allow apps to do this.
     
  21. Smith288 macrumors 65816

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    Wanted to bump this. Anyone see anything out there yet?
     
  22. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    who ever decides to make this, please make it compatible with SBScheduler
     
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