1. newdroidnewb's Avatar
    One of my biggest losses of going to an Inc. will be the lack of a flashlight (like an actual light or torch, not the web based flash).
    I really like to use the camera flash as a flashlight.

    I know there are other apps that use the screen, but what's the possibility of an app coming out that uses the camera flash like the Droid or BB?

    Would the phone have to be rooted for this or just a matter of someone writing an app for current build?
    05-11-2010 09:15 PM
  2. Strygun's Avatar
    I asked about this almost two weeks ago. Still no app, as far as I know. It's probably incredibly simple to write.. just have to wait for someone to write it.
    05-11-2010 09:33 PM
  3. newdroidnewb's Avatar
    I asked about this almost two weeks ago. Still no app, as far as I know. It's probably incredibly simple to write.. just have to wait for someone to write it.
    you would think, but for some reason you can't use the flash with the video camera on the Inc. like you can on a Droid, BB and various other phones. That is the way a lot of the flashlight apps work is basically just turning on the video camera with flash (I don't even use app on BB, just open on video camera).

    So it may be harder than normal without the flash on the video camera on the Inc.

    As for why there is no flash on the video camera - I have no earthly idea. Only thing I can think of is an oversight on HTC's part, but maybe there's more to it than that.
    05-11-2010 09:58 PM
  4. ILoveBlythe's Avatar
    I know that the N1 torch requires root to use the light. Motorola actually wrote the app for their DROID so they had access to everything which made it simple for them to put out a app. It would be nice if HTC did the same but i doubt they will. Once it's rooted we'll have one i assure you as this is usually the first app written for rooted devices.
    05-11-2010 10:04 PM
  5. easy1jay's Avatar
    I'm just going to say that I would also love to see an led Flashlight app for my (non-rooted) HTC Droid Incredible.
    05-12-2010 09:01 PM
  6. kev83202's Avatar
    I know that the N1 torch requires root to use the light. Motorola actually wrote the app for their DROID so they had access to everything which made it simple for them to put out a app. It would be nice if HTC did the same but i doubt they will. Once it's rooted we'll have one i assure you as this is usually the first app written for rooted devices.
    2 other poeple made the app to do it before motorolla did, so I'm hoping somebody can still do it for the inc.
    05-12-2010 09:05 PM
  7. FIGGY1682#AC's Avatar
    i would love a app for the actual leds to work as a flash light. i use to do the video camera thing on my bb and didnt think i would have the problem with the inc.
    05-12-2010 09:38 PM
  8. crump13's Avatar
    I know that the N1 torch requires root to use the light. Motorola actually wrote the app for their DROID so they had access to everything which made it simple for them to put out a app. It would be nice if HTC did the same but i doubt they will. Once it's rooted we'll have one i assure you as this is usually the first app written for rooted devices.
    I'm new to this forum and I actually don't have my Droid Incredible yet (it's on order from vzw) but in the meantime I have been reading this forum which has a load of wonderful information. I have read the term "rooted" on several occasions but I just don't understand what that means. Can someone explain? My current phone is the HTC Touch Pro from Alltel with the slide out keyboard. The Incredible will be my first phone with an onscreen keyboard. I went to the VZW store to test it out before committing to the phone and it worked so well and the phone was so responsive (compared to my Windows based HTC Touch Pro) that I had to take the plunge. :-)

    Thanks!!
    05-12-2010 10:25 PM
  9. threepio's Avatar
    I'm just going to say that I would also love to see an led Flashlight app for my (non-rooted) HTC Droid Incredible.
    Thanks for letting us know you are non-rooted on a phone that came out half a month ago....
    05-12-2010 11:52 PM
  10. XXXdc5's Avatar
    cant wait til they finally write this app. i've already needed it and i've owned my phone less than a week lol
    05-13-2010 04:12 AM
  11. Joker35's Avatar
    i think an app that uses the camera led's for a flashlight, would be in everyones top 10 list.
    05-13-2010 08:04 AM
  12. bark8015's Avatar
    I'm new to this forum and . . . . I have read the term "rooted" on several occasions but I just don't understand what that means. Can someone explain?
    Think of it as Adminstrator's access to the phone's core operating system.

    It's installing a version of the Android system that isn't restricted, and allows for loading and unloading system files and writing apps that access hardware that may not be accessible otherwise (like the flash/video light).

    Or this, posted in another thread:
    05-13-2010 09:22 AM
  13. JF's Avatar
    How long does it usually take for a phone to get rooted after new release?
    05-13-2010 12:19 PM
  14. wavechaser's Avatar
    Considering the flash on the DI has the brightness of a thousand burning suns, the flashlight app is going to kick total *** when it is released.
    05-13-2010 12:26 PM
  15. JF's Avatar
    LOL. I blind my kids when I take pictures of them.
    05-13-2010 12:27 PM
  16. rpfarrah's Avatar
    I used a similar app on my Omnia regularly. I miss it!
    05-13-2010 01:03 PM
  17. crump13's Avatar
    Bark thanks for the explanation. How long does that typically take after launch?
    05-13-2010 02:10 PM
  18. bark8015's Avatar
    Bark thanks for the explanation. How long does that typically take after launch?
    It varies, but it's usually a couple of months. This is my first Android phone, but I don't think I'm going to root it once that comes out. I'm probably technically savvy enough to do so, but I'm lazy.

    I never installed leaked OS's on my Blackberry either.
    05-14-2010 08:45 AM
  19. sic4672's Avatar
    app in the market for $0.99 still in beta but shows promise. search for incredible led
    06-08-2010 09:45 AM
  20. gotroot801's Avatar
    app in the market for $0.99 still in beta but shows promise. search for incredible led
    Yeah, but it kills the camera until you power cycle the phone...
    06-08-2010 10:54 AM
  21. Cicadymn's Avatar
    I keep hoping to see one soon. I could really use it, the turning the screen bright apps are just not good.
    06-08-2010 10:57 AM
  22. rpfarrah's Avatar
    Yeah, but it kills the camera until you power cycle the phone...
    ^^ Fail ^^
    06-08-2010 11:02 AM
  23. oomatter's Avatar
    You'd think this would come standard on phones.
    06-08-2010 11:26 AM
  24. yourfriendwayned's Avatar
    Search incredible led in the market... I help make some graphics for the app... granted it is buggy right now and you have to restart the device after using it...its great for emergency and uses the led....
    06-08-2010 11:39 AM
  25. itch808's Avatar
    Search incredible led in the market... I help make some graphics for the app... granted it is buggy right now and you have to restart the device after using it...its great for emergency and uses the led....
    Buggy is an understatement, it's absolute dog poo.

    In an emergency situation do you think have two LEDs will help? I think calling for help seems like the more probable situation. I doubt anyone will be in a situation where they will be thinking "Wow, that $0.99 LED app really saved my butt!"

    People want to use their LEDs on a day-to-day basis as needed. Having to restart your phone makes it worthless.
    06-08-2010 12:03 PM
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