Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGS3) LED Colors and Blink Rate Broken

(Update) Turns out this is likely only on the Verizon GS3

As of 9AM on 7/13/2012 the LED notifications of Samsung Galaxy S3 devices in the US are broken. I don’t know if it’s all carriers, but….. It’s definite that the SGS3 does not respect either the deprecated or modern methods of settings the blink rate and color of the LED. The color tables are borked, where Color.BLUE, Color.RED do no generate the respective colors. The blink rate does not respect millisecond off and on values defined.

To be specific the follow deprecated notification methods do not work properly:

notification.ledARGB = Color.GREEN;

notification.ledOnMS = 300;
notification.ledOffMS = 1000;
notification.flags |= Notification.FLAG_SHOW_LIGHTS;

Also the following modern notification methods do not work properly:

notification.setLights(Color.GREEN, 500, 5000);

More Info over at LightFlow



4 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGS3) LED Colors and Blink Rate Broken”

  1. I was so excited to finally have led on a phone… Now not so much… I Is there any way to fix this? I was just playing around with a afww of the led apps and it almost seems like they flipped around the placements of colors from normal phones so when the apps try to change it.. It mixes the wrong colors orly coming up with 1/2 green and 1/2orange and a few other ugly colors.

    It can even make red or blue?)= help!

  2. Samsung needs to fix the Galaxy S3, custom led colors are completely broken. Hopefully an OTA hot fix will come in the coming months.

  3. Hi guys… I am from Romania, and I have the same problem with my galaxy s3… the led is not working, with no application, with nothing… what might be the problem?

  4. Look for an operating system update. LEDs are controlled by the operating system, and when the Galaxy S3 was released worldwide there was many issues with the LEDs. They have been fixed since then.

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