Tomek Kondrat · Jan 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Surprising News: Moto X Has a Notification Light

LED notification lights are nothing unusual on most Android devices. They are widely available on most devices, ever since the first Android devices saw the light of day. Nevertheless, some devices launch without LED notification lights. A popular example is the Moto X—at least that was what everyone thought at first. Rather, it uses its innovative active notifications system to handle all notifications.

XDA Senior Member Jayrod1980 discovered that the Moto X actually has a green notification light that starts blinking when a device with a fully discharged battery is plugged in. The LED is hidden behind the earpiece, and it can now be used in more situations than just letting you know that your dead battery is charging. Jayrod1980 decided to share his discovery with XDA community, and not too long later, Forum Member carock shared possible commands that can be used to trigger the notification light. With an automation application like Tasker or Llama, you can define custom commands to make this notification light blink under certain circumstances such as a fully charged battery, and more. The whole process is shown on video by one of XDA community members.


To use this method your device must be rooted and you must have Tasker, Llama, or any other automation tool installed. It’s a great finding, which will be of use to anyone looking for a real notification LED on the Moto X.

Head over to this post or the original thread to get started.


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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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