Battery Status in Notification Bar

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    While looking for Tips I didn't know about, I saw a video where the battery status (percent and time-remaining) were shown in the left-hand notification list. Does anyone know how that is set up?

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    There are modificatioss that can customize you firmware to do what you are asking for. Many of the cyanogen mods have battery % in the notification bar.

    What works for me is a simple app that displays battery % in the bar. Its nag-ware, but I never even open the app- so it never nags. I just want an easy display in %

    The app is called Battery (Save and monitor) by Jupiter Apps

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jupiterapps.battery&hl=en

    Its small and simple. But there are dozens of apps to do that and more.
     
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    I found an application called BatteryMinder.

    It can Display the % value in the notication bar, and a time-remaining estimate in the notifications list. It will also play audible alerts for low battery and when the battery reaches 100% charge.

    Higuys,

    BatteryMinder didn't meet all the requiremets I had for the application. BatteryMinder did display the time remaining in the notifications list, but it only ha a little number in the upper-left corner showing the percent-left. I wanted a nice battery icon with color (green=full; yellow=getting low; red=really low.) Maybe it could be partially filled like the OE (4.4) battery icon.

    I also tried GSam Battery Monitor. It had a nice colored battery icon, but it took 15 minutes to calculate the time-remaining value.
     
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    Have you tried Battery HD? It lets me use my battery level as wallpaper and calibrates my music. The same folks also put out Flashlight HD LED that I have on my phone, which unfortunately doesn't have a built-in flashlight.
     
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    No thanks, I've tried it already. All I want is a big, horizontal, color-coded battery icon in the upper-left corner, and a time-remaining value in the notification.I don't needs any widgets or other add-ons.

    ALL Battery-minder applications need to be modified to account for the new HD devices with either bigger icons, or scale-able icons.
     
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