Samsung Galaxy S II Backlight Notifications Mod

August 8, 2011
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Anyone that has recently went from another manufacturer like HTC to a Samsung device quickly realized they didn't have a notification LED of any sort. While this may not be important to some, many that are use to the feature end up missing it. I know when I got my G2x I wished I had the notification like like the myTouch 4G, Nexus One, G1 and many others did. Today I have the Samsung BLN Mod for you all.

The BLN (Backlight Notification) mod uses the backlight on your capacitive buttons for notifications. The home and back button with flash when you have an incoming text, email, missed call -- you name it this works for most native notifications and more. Take note the developer mentions this MOD will only work on GT-I9100 devices.

With wide support the mod is compatible with basically every firmware/ROM based on Android 2.3.3 or 2.3.4, but not compatible with CM7 (kernel incompatibility) as CM7 uses a slightly different kernel to keep things on the same level. They offer both a free version that will work for all native and standard notifications, and a paid version that should be fully customizable. For full details and all the info you need check out the source link over at XDA.

[via XDA Forums]


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  • http://profiles.google.com/hickhamt Tony Hickham

    im glad devs are producing awesome solutions to what our phone makers are curiously leaving out!! i mean it doesnt seem like much, but a notification light for both missed notifications as well as charging status is a really great thing from across the room!!  Oh, and sorry if you never saw this, but i’ve been using it on my G2X for about 3 or 4 months… the only thing i was missing on my awesome G2X and one of my favorite app stories to tell!  (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.martinborjesson.o2xtouchlednotifications&feature=search_result)

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      I agree Tony, something this simple and cheap should be on every phone. Even the HTC sensation has one but it only does orange and green. I wish we had multi-color LED’s like the Nexus One trackball was. I had blue for text, cyan for twitter, red for gmail, white for missed call, and more. I totally miss that

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      I agree Tony, something this simple and cheap should be on every phone. Even the HTC sensation has one but it only does orange and green. I wish we had multi-color LED’s like the Nexus One trackball was. I had blue for text, cyan for twitter, red for gmail, white for missed call, and more. I totally miss that

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

    Doesn’t work on the galaxys2 – Fatal flaw. 

  • http://ps3explained.com/ Flame

    Seriously, check out NoLED if you have a Galaxy S or Galaxy S 2.  It uses the screen to display notification icons, even battery charger percentage, and uses hardly any battery because the screen doesn’t use backlighting.

  • http://www.saholic.com/ Tarita k

    The back lighting notiification mod is very useful as it let the users know quick updates easily and instantly.
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  • dnuwan

    Is this working on Backlight notification BLN for Galaxy S2 I9100 cyanogenmod9 ICS rom ???