You can replace Samsung Galaxy Note 7's green battery indicator with a white one

You can replace Samsung Galaxy Note 7's green battery indicator with a white one
Samsung announced a few days ago it will roll out a software update for the Galaxy Note 7, which will replace the white battery indicator with a green one, but the update will only install on the new, safe devices.

The update should already be available in most of the 10 countries where the Galaxy Note 7 was launched before the official recall. It's a measure of safety that's meant to set apart the safe Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from the faulty ones that must be exchanged.

It's highly unlikely that Samsung will release another software update to bring back the white battery indicator on the Galaxy Note 7, so it's safe to say that green will be the color of your battery indicator until you change it.

The decision to push this update to Galaxy Note 7 devices as a safety measure is more than welcomed, but some customers would like the option to switch to the white version of the indicator if not for aesthetic reasons, but for the sake of habitude.

An easy way to switch back to the white battery indicator is to install a third-party application called Status. The application allows you to customize all your icon apps, as well as the status bar.

Also, by default, it adds its own default status bar icons, which are white. The application is free, but it requires a lot of permissions, so it's up to each and everyone to decided whether to use it or not.

No, it's definitely not a big deal that the safe Galaxy Note 7 units now feature a green battery indicator, and we surely don't recommend turning it back to white since that's one way to prove that your phone is not a time ticking bomb.

Since the Galaxy Note 7 has been banned from flights, the green battery indicator may prove authorities that your phone is safe to be powered on while on a plane. On the other hand, you can just use a third-party application and make your phone's battery indicator green even if it's one of the faulty ones.



source: Google Play via Reddit

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8 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2158; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

At least this will work as a temporary solution.

2. iDing-Dong unregistered

Requires a lot of permissions? No thanks! I prefer green anyway.

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Innovation

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

TYPO! Paragraph 7 ending should say ticking time bomb lol it's backwards.

5. ish22phead

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

its prettier in green.

6. goldyfish

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Now why would you want to make the "faulty" ones green? FAA stated that if youre using the Note 7 on flight and if it was to catch on fire/explode, you will have a possibility of being charge as terrorism. Changing the "faulty" Note 7 from white to green might just given you a guarantee ticket to a highly secure prison for terrorist. Just saying.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

8. AlikMalix unregistered

But the rest are legitimate explosions!!! Why do you keep posting this everywhere? We get it some people are scamming Samsung. Do you know that 70% of Samsung devices have that fault anyway? Did you know that the 30% of that ones that have different batteries that supposedly safe had two reported devices that have exploded ? What about all the devices that exploded that were not reported? Is samsung paying you for this? You look stupid - it's like you got all your clothes muddy, but you're so happpy that one sleeve is clean. That's how you seem posting this link everywhere, and your team of deflectors: Trojan, sissy, FF, and so on. Who are you trying to fool?

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