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    Default Insanely bright button backlight?

    I replaced my (awful) Galaxy Nexus with a Droid Maxx today. I'm really happy with every aspect of the phone except one: the button backlight is stupidly bright by comparison to the screen on dimmest. One of the great things about OLED screens is how dim they can get and how pleasant to use in a pitch-dark room they are. This advantage is negated by having glaringly bright lights shining through the buttons at the bottom. The Kindle app doesn't seem to disable them, and I could not find a setting to make them turn off after a timeout.

    Does anyone know a way to get them to turn off?
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    is a bit old, but it's still worth a try. With my old Droid Incredible, it could turn off the hardware key backlights, as well as dimming the screen below the lowest stock setting. Be aware, though, that screen dimming apps can weirdly interfere with the Install button for Amazon Appstore--but it's fine as long as you turn off the filter.
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    I already checked app called "Night Mode" that can do the same thing. Whatever API works for phones doesn't seem to do the trick for the new droids
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    Replying to bump this thread up again. I'm looking for the same thing - anyone made any progress with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    is a bit old, but it's still worth a try. With my old Droid Incredible, it could turn off the hardware key backlights, as well as dimming the screen below the lowest stock setting. Be aware, though, that screen dimming apps can weirdly interfere with the Install button for Amazon Appstore--but it's fine as long as you turn off the filter.
    Screen Filter is a no go. I think it may be because these are hard coded capacitive keys vs. Soft keys. I didn't notice the menu lights before... now I can't stop looking at them. Thanks.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx
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    Default Re: Insanely bright button backlight?

    The Motorola forum says they are working on addressing this.
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    any luck with this yet? I too have been searching for a solution. kind of defeats using as a desk clock at night, too bright
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    If you guys are willing to do the one step root then there are several ways to do it. I've had mine turned off for a couple of weeks and its great.

    Root for Droid series gets public release
    Root for Droid series gets public release

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
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    After rooting your phone, what app are you using?

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    Its either on or off, the dim function does not work on the maxx. You have to disable or uninstall to get the backlights back on.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
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    Thanks for the link

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    I too despise the bright buttons. I love how the galaxy s4 has them set to turn off after a while. I'm sure an update will fix this.

    I'm using GravityBox via xposed framework to disable the button backlight.



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