Charging LED as CPU Status Indicator

Charging LED as CPU Status Indicator

XDA forum member britoso is back again with another Android app – this time making use of the LED on the Nexus One.

Based off code from NetMeter, britoso has added to the original code to set the top-right battery LED colour depending on the CPU load.  NetMeterLED runs as a service in the background.

Here are the colours used for the CPU% colour:

  • <3 – off
  • 3-15 – blue
  • 16-40 – green
  • 41-75 – amber
  • >=76 – red

Confirmed to be working on the Google Nexus One and tested on FroYo FRF50, britoso mentions that NetMeterLED will likely work on the Desire and other Android HTC devices, but will require root.

The apk is available to download in the application thread.

About author


I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news!