Superbright LED Flashlight [Froyo]

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  1. WhiskeySix

    WhiskeySix Member

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    Not sure if this is the right forum for this or not, but... I just stumbled onto a way to make the LED blindingly bright - at least double the brightness of using MotoTorch.

    - Open the new camera app that came in 2.2
    - Flip the switch into video mode
    - Hit the flash icon and turn it on


    To see the difference in brighness, turn on the LED using MotoTorch, then switch over to the camera and turn it on there... I was in a dark room when I did this and the difference was pretty surprising!
     
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    I've noticed in the past that mototorch seems to light up only one panel of what looks to be a two LED flash. Doing what the OP states turns on both LED's.
     
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    Blinded myself hehehe, you're right.

    I would expect that though, because the max currently set for a flashlight would be worthless to light up a scene for video.

    I bet we can see an upgrade to mototorch coming out to port to the brighter setting soon.
     
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    Mototorch lights up both LEDs on my Droid... I just checked the settings, I don't see a brightness setting for the LEDs.
     
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    Wow, I'm in a brightly lit office but the difference is extreme. I've tried to run mototorch in the past to light some videos in a dimly lit bar, but it came out basically pitch black. This is amazing. Oh yeah, mototorch definitely turns on both, I guess they just couldn't crank it to the max or wrote the code to be safe across multiple devices and didn't want to push it too hard and burn anything out.
     
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    Interesting. On another thread they said Mototorch didn't work with Froyo. None of the flashlight apps did.
     
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    they don't....
     
  8. bomber889

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    It works fine for me.
     
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    Er I tried both LED FLashlight and Mototorch LED and they both force-close on opening(and the widgets do nothing when pressed). Is there something special you did to fix it?
     
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    Nope, I just restored it using titanium backup. Mototorch LED
     
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    works for me too
     
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    That is a lot brighter, nice find.
     
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