How to get the Galaxy S6 Edge colorful side glow notifications on any Android phone

How to get the Galaxy S6 Edge colorful side glow notifications on any Android phone
The Galaxy S6 edge comes with a flexible AMOLED display that has a plastic, instead of glass substrate, and bends over both the left and right edges of the new flagship. Besides the cool factor, these can glow in different colors depending on who the caller is, for instance. You can assign your boss's incoming calls to glow in red, and your friend's in green, and so on. Thus, even if the S6 edge is lying flat and face down on the desk, you can immediately see who is calling.

As awesome as this may sound, it is a feature exclusive for the Galaxy S6 edge, and only if you shell out the Benjamin or so more, you will be entitled to use it, right? 

How to get the Galaxy S6 Edge colorful side glow notifications on any Android phone
Wrong. As with everything new and exciting in Android, the side coloring notification feature has been quickly mimicked and adapted to grace other phones, too, and it is easy as pie to do it, even though, since your current handset's display isn't actually sloping on the sides, it won't be the real deal. A cool substitute, though, so here's what you need to do to get the S6 edge call color-coding goods:

1. Download the SideColorNotification.apk file to your handset, and install it;

2. Open the app, and you will see two variables - width and color;

3. Set the desired width of the two strips that will appear on both sides of your phone's display when someone calls, and their color (default is red);

4. Save the changes and call your phone - have fun! The developer promises that the next versions will include color-coding for notifications, too, so stay tuned.

source: forgin (XDA-Devs)

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

I dont think its good for flat screen.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

no point for it to be in a flat screen. where is it going to light up when it's facing down?. unless its amoled its useless since it will drain alot of battery. especially on lcd

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

For iOS, just bend your iPhones.

6. FluffyBled unregistered

In that case they would need top and bottom glowing lights so your comment is invalid!

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

So you're saying iPhone can't be bent from sides.

9. FluffyBled unregistered

Dunno ... i think it can :P ... iphones suck that much :P

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA just made my night :D

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Can the edges do anything else besides this? I've read the features article, but it doesn't mention anything other than that. The curves look so thin that nothing can fit there unlike the Note 4 edge.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

It can be used as a night clock, notification access when screen is off and frequent contacts when swiped from the edge.

7. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Yes, in the stock apps there is alot of use for the curved screen and on the homescreen you can access your 5 favorite contacts. There will probably be a use for the multi window apps too. Nothing really spectacular about it but would sure make a nice addition compared to the regular S6.

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

More importantly, does the plastic curve from the 5.1" screen point or before that, if it's the latter it means you'll be getting less usable screen due to the plastic distortions.

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