Minimal Open Source Flashlight

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About this app

Minimal Open Source Flashlight is THE minimalistic Flashlight in the Play Store.

It consists of only one switch to turn the camera LED on and off. Not more. No widget. No timer. No colored display. No unnecessary artwork. Only 39KB!

It works on:
* HTC Desire
* Motorola Moto G
* Sony Xperia Acro S
* Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini (GT-I8190)
* HTC Sensation
* HTC Desire S
* Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
* Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100)
* Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
* Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
* Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
* Huawei Ascend Y300
* LG Optimus 2X
* HTC Dream G1
* Fairphone FP1
* Motorola Razr HD (XT925)
* Galaxy Ace 5839i

It does NOT work on:
* Galaxy Nexus i925/ Nexus Prime
* Nexus 5
* Motorola Razr (XT910)

Please write me an email, on twitter(@repat123) or leave a comment if the app (doesn't) work(s) on your phone.

Permissions: CAMERA, because the LED is internally controlled by the camera object.
License: MIT
Updated on
Feb 22, 2014

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206 reviews
A Google user
February 11, 2016
Free. Source code is available (it's a pretty easy read, if you're inclined). Small, simple program without bloat and unnecessary permissions. Simple light, nothing more. An immensely popular flashlight app installation was probably the straw that broke the camel's back when I used Android years back. I had handsets hijacked in spectacular fashion, and apparently that was (is?) typical of these stupid flashlight apps. Don't trust me, Google Android flashlight malware or somesuch. Or, just install this!
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A Google user
January 18, 2015
Unfortunately I no longer need the app because lollipop has built in flashlight. But those of you using kitkat- , this is the torch app to go for. It's free, has no ads and it's open source, so it's guaranteed to not contain any malware
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A Google user
October 1, 2014
Love that it's open source, love that there are no ads, love that there's no extra crud, but most of all, I especially love that the screen is white with a single toggle switch in the middle (it doubles as a low-output flashlight when the LED isn't needed). No more waking up my wife with my flashlight when I'm trying to get ready in the mornings.
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What's new

Bug with changing screen orientation fixed. From now on only portrait mode. Thanks, LumenTeun!

ToggleButton for devices with Android < 4.0. Nothing changes for everyone else.

"Available on 0 devices" fix

Initial release