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Status Bar Bluetooth Toggle Mod for Vibrant
If you’re not impressed with the standard status bar bluetooth toggle on your Samsung Vibrant, then you might want to thank XDA forum member untermensch for his improvement to this toggle.
Instead of the standard toggle taking you to the settings menu, untermensch has amended the code to toggle straight to the bluetooth page.
To apply the mod, just head on over to the modification thread, download the flashable zip and install via the stock updater.
Other extras that have been added to this mod include a three state toggle to the silent button from Ringer on –> Vibrate –> Silent and the battery full notification has been removed.
untermensch has also provided details of the code amendments for anyone interested in the underlying code.
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