I know what you're thinking. Why spend time talking about another flashlight application when there are literally thousands of them scattered throughout Google Play?
As it turns out, there is a void in the realm of flashlight Android apps. Flashing lights, strobe lights, cop lights, warning lights—they're all available, but the one feature that's missing is adjustable brightness.
If you've ever had an iPhone, it's fairly easy to adjust the intensity of your flashlight using apps like this one to dim the LED, but for some reason, this is not an easy task on Android devices like our Samsung Galaxy Note 2s. But it can be done.
In this softModder tutorial, I'm going to show you an app that finally allows you to adjust the brightness of your rear-facing LED flash so you can have total control over your Android flashlight.
Since controlled levels of the camera's flash are needed, you'll need native control of the driver electronics, which means you need root access. If you're not already rooted, check out our complete softModder guide to doing so using ODIN for Windows. Also, make sure toback up your device, just in case.
Once you install Adjustable Torch, grant the app full access to your device and open it up. From there, you'll see an adjustable toggle which you can use to adjust the brightness of the flashlight.
Of course, you can access Adjustable Torch from the Home screen shortcut or the App Drawer, but if you exit the app, you can also turn it off and on from the Ongoing menu in the Notification tray.
With the adjustable brightness void now filled, there's nothing more I need from flashlight apps. I mean, you can even automatically turn the flashlight on when you're in the dark. What more would you want?
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