Nowadays, the smartphone industry is as challenging for newcomers as it gets. It’s not so easy to stay relevant when dozens of flagship-tier smartphones are released each year. We all saw what happened to Essential and their pretty standard phone, which is a shame since they offer great software support. User feedback has shown that to keep afloat in the game, you need to have some unique features. Razer has managed to get its user base in just 2 years. Their “gaming phone,” AKA the Razer Phone 2, is aimed at Android enthusiasts. Apart from the obvious flagship specs, it features a 120Hz variable refresh rate HDR screen, stereo speakers, and a glowing RGB logo on the back which can be customized by a system app, Chroma.
Just a few days ago, XDA Senior Member CurstiMJ published his app, Logo+, on our forums. The app is simply an open-source alternative to Razer’s Chroma app. It is currently in the beta stage, so some bugs are to be found, but the developer is working hard on fixing them. You can see on his GitHub that he pushes out new commits pretty quickly. What’s also worth considering is that Logo+ doesn’t work without root access. Restrictions include not working on the unlocked state, for what it’s worth. Here are the main features of the app:
- Select custom notification color per app
- Set LED brightness
- Up to 4 apps’ colors on the logo at once
- 4 different passive effects
The open source alternative to the app will make sure that custom ROM users will also be able to take advantage of the glowing logo on the back of the Razer Phone 2. You can download the APK file from the link below. You will need to grant notification access to the app and disable battery optimization for it so that it doesn’t get killed in the background.
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