1. bookemdano's Avatar
    I cannot find an app which will keep my camera light on as a flashlight. There are sooooo many flashlight apps, I've tried free ones, paid ones, and none of them keep the light on continuously. It goes off, then I touch the screen or push a button and it comes back on. Its such a pain when you need a light and it cycles on and off randomly.

    Does the same thing if I'm in video camera, not filming .....light cycles on/off ...if I'm filming, it stays on, but it is stupid to record a video just to have the camera light to stay on as a flashlight.

    I just can't understand why it won't stay on.....on my 8330 I had video flashlight and it worked flawlessly, not on the 9800 tho

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    01-07-11 11:26 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Magic question: how long do you need the Flashlight to stay on? Are you doing automotive repairs? Spelunking? Searching the night sky for Luftwaffe fighters? Without some time reference, we're just taking a shot in the dark here. That information is relevant, which is why I ask.

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    01-07-11 11:40 PM
  3. bookemdano's Avatar
    Short answer : Indefinitely (which is what an app should do, as it was w/ my old curve). Sometimes I need it for short periods, sometimes long. But its a major annoyance when it cycles off/on after 10 seconds. Sometimes it stays on longer than others. Its a strange problem.....

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    01-07-11 11:52 PM
  4. gbsn's Avatar
    did you set the correct permissions?

    Most flashlight apps should work fine using the video camera flash. Theres also leave it on that prevents applications from timing out/turning backlight off, preventing video camera from timing out. Theres also quicklaunch and shortcutme flashlight functions that dont time out either.
    Last edited by gbsn; 01-08-11 at 12:03 AM.
    01-08-11 12:00 AM
  5. BergerKing's Avatar
    Correct on the QuickLaunch version, which I was just testing. I'd hate it if it left me in the dark after 10 seconds, as well.

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    01-08-11 12:07 AM
  6. JoBudden's Avatar
    I use the quick launch flashlight and it also times out on me I thought It was a flaw with the app?

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    01-08-11 12:14 AM
  7. gbsn's Avatar
    I use the quick launch flashlight and it also times out on me I thought It was a flaw with the app?

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    ermmm its not, have any of you tried checking the permissions? i can verify quicklaunch works fine as i use it, same goes for shortcutme.
    01-08-11 12:16 AM
  8. JoBudden's Avatar
    Actually I went to quick launch after reading the post and tried to check the permissions I couldn't get that screen to display

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    01-08-11 12:18 AM
  9. BergerKing's Avatar
    Options>Device>Application Management>type Q, click QuickLaunch, Edit Permissions.

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    01-08-11 12:21 AM
  10. dictoresno's Avatar
    Magic question: how long do you need the Flashlight to stay on? Are you doing automotive repairs? Spelunking? Searching the night sky for Luftwaffe fighters? Without some time reference, we're just taking a shot in the dark here. That information is relevant, which is why I ask.

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    im laughing my a$$ off here just reading this
    01-08-11 05:44 AM
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