Tomek Kondrat · Apr 17, 2014 at 07:00 pm

Fix the Ambient Light Issues on Your Google Nexus 5 using Xposed

The Google Nexus 5 is a great and rather popular device. This LG-produced flagship should receive a 4.4.3 update pretty soon, which will hopefully fix all of KitKat’s remaining bugs. This upcoming version of Android will be the third hotfix released since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat alongside the Nexus 5 itself back in late October of last year.

One device feature that needs a bit more polish is the ambient light sensor, which currently has a tendency to go haywire when auto brightness is enabled. Most bugs of this type can be fixed relatively easily with Xposed Framework, and the ambient light sensor issue is no different thanks to XDA Forum Member abusalimov.

Abusalimov’s Xposed Module works by intercepting all ambient light sensor readings, and replacing the erroneous 30000 lux value, which occurs due to HAL problems. And since the module intercepts the sensor readings, there is no need to use additional applications as a workaround for the issue.

If you’re unhappy with the ambient light sensor performance of your Nexus, head over to the module thread to give this a shot.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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