Can we hack brightness to go lower?

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  1. virtueoftheabsurd
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    I admit: I'm a display hog. Whether I'm checking blogs or reading this forum, I run the display all the time. And it eats my battery.

    The thing is, I keep my brightness at the lowest setting. But I could really go lower in most indoor situations and at night.

    I know that the brightness can be forced lower still, as the dock has a "extra-low brightness" button. See it for yourself: get there from the clock, and then hit the sun button. The display goes really dim.

    So how can I get the display to go lower in normal situations? Can we add an "extra-low brightness" setting to the power widget? Is there another widget that can do this for me? BB does a great job conserving battery when the phone isn't running, but I think this could help a lot when I'm running the display.

    Any thoughts?
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    I use an app called 'dimmer' to force the brightness even lower. When i toggle it from full brightness it says 'lowering from 255 to 10' and from min brightness it says 'lowering from 30 to 10'. I still think it could go lower when looking at my phone in a dark room, but until we have another option I use it every night.
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    I'm gonna check out dimmer.

    I know power manager (think that's what it's called) could do it I dimmed my screen down so much it looked off, totally black, I was freaking out, but I fixed it. But it's on a slider so you can set it to any # between 0-255.
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    i cant find dimmer app. anyone know download link?
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    nevermind found it
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    I use Timeriffic it automatically adjusts your screen and your sound options, I use it to turn my phone on silent for when I'm asleep. There's also an option to dim the screen but I warn you, do NOT put it on 0, you will NOT be able to see anything :p
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    I use the brightness apk from the droidmod rom, it works well.
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    Check out Dimmer, what others have already suggested. Just use barcode scanner to scan this QR code. This is a first for me as far as upload a QR code, so I hope this works. :D
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    i know that awhile back Xeuodus (spelling?) released a lower brightness hack that allowed you to lower the brightness even more. i would suggest posting something in his section on the forums to see if he could whip something up for 2.2 :)
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    Dazzle will get the brightness down to 5% on the "Min" mode.
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    i think the lowest setting in roms should be lowered so we wouldnt need an extra app to do it and switching would be simple
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    In ROM Manager, JRummy has a minimum brightness hack to be downloaded. I think its part of The Shiz Customizer v.8
    It works very well and allows you to retain the settings.
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    Lots of very helpful replies! Unfortunately, I don't have paid ROM Manager. Anyone have a download link to the brightness apk by droidmod or JRummy? And any reviews of either?

    Thanks all!
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    Its called the low brightness hack. i have the apk on my phone now ill post it. just download it and install it like any apk and it will be able to turn your brightness to 2 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7081072/Brightness.apk
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    I tried both Dazzle and Dimmer on my phone but both apps lowered the brightness to the lowest setting the stock power widget can lower it to.

    On Dazzle I tried the User Set setting, and even when I dropped it to 0 it still looked the same.
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    Low Brightness Hack apk

    Dude i told you what you need its low brightness apk heres the link again. AND ITS NOT IN THE MARKET.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7081072/Brightness.apk
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7081072/Brightness.apk
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7081072/Brightness.apk

    Trust me its what your looking for. iv been using it for months works great.
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    I actually released a second version of it.

    The only difference was that you could select the brightness level from the first screen and you didn't need to go into the preferences.
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    Can you post up the 2nd version?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    It is attached to my previous post...
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    That worked for me. Thanks! :D
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