Brighteriffic creates a Home shortcut that lets you toggle the global screen brightness. It should work with Cupcake, Donut and Eclair.


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Developer: RDRR Labs

Category: System

Latest version: 1.0.3

Total versions: 1

Submitted: 11 Oct 2014

Updated: 11 Oct 2014


Brighteriffic is an open source Android app that lets you toggle the global screen brightness using a Home screen shortcut or a Home widget.

Note that Android does not normally allow third party apps such as this one to change the global brightness. Brighteriffic uses a work-around to be able to do this.

Actually, Brighteriffic uses 2 methods to change the brightness, depending on whether your phone runs with Android 1.1, 1.5 (a.k.a. "Cupcake") or Android 1.6 ("Donut") or 2.0 ("Eclair").

Known issues:

  • In Donut and Eclair, the way Brighteriffic works makes the screen flicker for a short period of time - it gets darker and then goes back to the requested brightness. This is due to the was Brighteriffic works and is not an issue with your phone.
  • Some phones (Droid, HeroC) have a new feature called "Auto Brightness" accessible from Settings > Sound&Display > Brightness. When auto-brightness is enabled, Brighteriffic will have no effect and the brightness will not change. So, users must deactivate auto-brightness in settings.

Brighteriffic is currently available in English, French and Spanish.

It is designed to be very simple and does only what was described above. For more advanced settings with time-based profiles there is another app Timeriffic by the same developer.


Brighteriffic 1.0.3 seem to be the latest available version. Below you can find file(s) assigned to this version:

Description/changelog of Brighteriffic 1.0.3:



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