How-to: Get the awesome Notification Peek feature from Paranoid Android without flashing ROMs
See, instead of shock-waking the whole device just to show you the latest SMS or Tweet, Notification Peek displays a minimalistic view of it on a black background, and puts the device back to sleep after a preset time. Not that this is a panacea for conserving battery juice, but every little bit helps, right?
Thanks to Computer Science student Zhe Lu's porting efforts, you won't have to flash Paranoid Android just to get this particular feature. You can just side-load it as an APK right into your favorite ROM, and enjoy a relatively stable functionality. While some users are reporting force closings of the app, these incidents could be related to completely different things, so worry not for now.
Here are the simple steps to a different, and probably better notification experience than what you have at the moment:
1. Download the Notification Peek APK on your device from its GitHub page right here, and install it.
2. Open the app when asked, and enable all its settings - you are going to want to use them, right?
3. Fire up a test notification to check if it works correctly and the preset time-out suits your usage. If it doesn't, you can choose a different time-out from the Settings menu.
If everything worked as advertised, you should be enjoying functionality similar to what's shown in Paranoid Android's demo video below.
5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Where do you see AMOLED in this video?
7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3673; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
White notifications on Black background, Amoleds will have the battery saving advantages. :-)
2. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 162; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Tried it on a galaxy s3 and it can't parse the package android 4.3
6. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Hey have you ever successfully connected to an external server in minecraft pe using your GS3? I have never been able to connect I am using cm11. Since you're using stock 4.3 I thought I'll ask you.
3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 407; Member since: 24 May 2011)
I have this on my resurrection remix rom for galaxy s 2. Just shows why amoled displays are better than lcd ones.
8. hakoreh (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 May 2014)
it worked the first time but now it's inconsistent