Battery Percent for KitKat (1.1) – Android App Review

Battery Percent for KitKat (1.1)

Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)

Is there a paid upgrade option ?: No

App Description: (See Below)

This is the original App from xda-developers. Don’t accept fakes!
You can get support here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2516913

Just install this App and click on “Enable Battery Percent”. Then reboot. You can uninstall the App afterwards. The setting will remain.

No root needed!

You can only see the battery percent text, if the battery is empty enough. (White text on white battery!)
FAQ:
Do I need a rooted device?
No, should work on any 4.4+ device :)

Can you change the text-color?
Sorry, this is impossible with a simple app like this one, because the color is hard-coded in SystemUI.apk. You need to decompile that apk, edit one line of source code and then recompile it. Actually, I don’t plan to do this, because I don’t like to change system-apps. Also, the OTA-Updates from google would fail after that and it would require root.

After removing the app the percentage is still there.
That’s because the app changes a system setting. The app does NOT display the battery itself!

I uninstalled the App. Now I want to disable the percent display.
OK, just install the App again, uncheck the setting and uninstall it.

Are there in App ads ?: No

A. Ease Of Use: 4/5 – Super easy to use. Install and turn it on and then let it run on it’s own.

B. Security: No impact to smart phone or tablet security

C. Usefulness: 1/5 – This app just misses the mark with being useful in anyway. Since you can only see what % your at. When your battery is low enough to show you the full percentage numeric level.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: No lag, that I noticed.

E. Tablet Slow Down: No lag, that I noticed.

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anyone who wishes to be in sort of control of their battery indicator of their device(s) with KitKat installed. Then by all means give this a go.  Otherwise it is a waste of space and time. Battery HD is way better

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Till The Next Review,

Kirbe

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