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If the minimum brightness tweak in BBv0.5 is too dim for you...

Discussion in 'Bugless' started by GirLuvsDroid, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. GirLuvsDroid
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    You can fix it by using xUltimate Auto Brightness Patcher: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/xeudoxus/47283-release-xultimate.html.

    I found this very easy to use. Download the standalone zip file by that name, and extract it. Some instructions are in the readme text file, but here's exactly what I did.

    1. Using Root Explorer, go to /system/framework and copy framework-res.apk to your SD card.

    2.Transfer framework-res.apk to the directory where you put the auto brightness patcher.

    3. Double click on the patcher and you'll see a green cmd box and be asked what level you want your min brighness set to, then you'll see the cmd box running the patcher.

    4. If you have your phone connected by USB, then when the prompt in the command box asks if you want the patched file transferred to your phone, type y and it will be transferred to your phone.

    5. Reboot your phone and the change will be immediate.

    6. Because you transferred the framework with the phone on, you probably knocked out your wallpaper selection and your google account, so you'll need to reselect your wallpaper and go to Settings>Accounts & sync and add your google account again.

    Note that if you use Root Explorer to put your patched framework-res.apk back in /system/framework, you must set permissions before you reboot or you'll go into an endless bootloop.

    MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE YOU APPLY THE PATCH.
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    sigh. i <3 you so much sometimes GLD. thank you!!
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    TY.dancedroid
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    sorry but how do you install ABP? all i see are two executables...
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    You don't install them. I used the x64 version. As I say in my instructions, you just double-click on one of the executables to get it to run.
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    i doubleclicked it but i dont know where framework res.apk is...?
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    isn't there a script or something for us blind people to put things back to stock on the brightness? I don't have root explorer or know what the heck to do with the files you posted. Why would you change the brightness anyway us blind people NEED things to be bright and clear.

    Please add some easy switch (like some of the other scripts) for us so we can change the brightness back to default
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    damn i spoke too soon. it didn't work.

    so i copied framework-res.apk out to sdcard, mounted sdcard, copied that file over to my pc, ran the exe patch, then copied back the patched framework-res.apk into my system/framework folder, overwrote the original file, and rebooted.

    got endless bootloops.
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    I get the same problem. Help.
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    Same here. I gave up. Had to reinstall BB 05 over my install from recovery.

    Followed the instructions, and get force closes, etc - chaos, after the modified framework-res file is overwritten. Phone reboots to the white Droid logo right before the red eye, and the droid logo comes up, over and over. Battery pull did nothing, had to get into recovery with holding X and power keys down, and reinstall BB on top of the existing install. Tried a few ways again, same issues.
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    same issues here, please help!!!
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    Wow, it's clear that the patcher didn't go as easily for everyone as it did for me. I suggest you restore your nandroid backup and use manual brightness temporarily. I've talked to Pete about doing a script or the like to make it easier. He's working on it and he said he would post a zip that people who don't like the dimness tweak can flash to restore it to stock min brightness.
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    Damn you guys are AWESOME!!!! that's great news man us blind people thank you!!!!!!
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    I didn't get the option to copy over to the phone. I had my phone hooked up through USB with the SD card mounted. I ended up manually copying it to /system/framework with root explorer, then set permissions to RW, R, R because that is what the original file had. Also I tapped R/W in root explorer before doing anything. Needless to say, IT WORKED. Not sure if those few things I did made a difference as opposed to everyone else. But I think the permissions could be a huge factor
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    That's a good thought, but I don't think that's the issue. Having the patcher push the framework to my phone worked fine for me.

    EDIT: Oh, you know what, you may be right! I just looked back over some of the other posts and there were some who copied and replaced framework rather than using the patcher to push it -- and if those folks didn't set permissions before reboot, then that would definitely cause their endless boot loops. Good call Jason!
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    Was just about to say the same thing. Thanks for the post and instructions, I now LOVE this rom. It might be worth editing the original post if people don't get the option to automatically copy like I didn't. Not sure why that is though
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    Like I said, Pete is working on a zip update that people can flash to fix this issue.
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    +1 for endless loops. However, I'm super happy to see GLD and Pete working on this. HURRAY.
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    followed instructions except using astro, NO$ right now to by root explorer. Anyhow all goes fine but now I can not get the new file back in to the framework dir. The patcher did not offer to put the file back on my phone. And astro can not copy back to the framework dir. What do I do?

    CM
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