Android defines a user space C abstraction interface for LED hardware. The interface header is defined in hardware/libhardware/include/hardware/lights.h. In order to integrate LEDs with Android you need to build a shared library that implements this interface. The types of logical lights currently supported by Android include:

  • Backlight
  • Keyboard
  • Buttons
  • Battery
  • Notifications
  • Attention

Building a Lights Library

To implement a Lights driver, create a shared library that implements the interface defined in lights.h. You must name your shared library so that it will get loaded from /system/lib at runtime.


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