I have a rooted device with an Amoled screen and Android 5.1 (CyanogenMod 12.1) installed. I would like to also use it as a desk/night clock. I know that with the Daydream (‘screensaver’) feature, I can get this, but only while charging, or docked.

  • Is it possible to allow Daydream also while on battery?
  • If not, is there another option?
  • Optional extra requirement: Ideally, the screen would turn of completely when it is covered.

I prefer ‘simple’ solutions, but am also interested in ones that are more complicated and involve, e.g., some form of automation. (They may also be of interest to others.)

  • @beeshyams: Can you put your answer in an answer?
    – equaeghe
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 12:24
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    You can try Day Dream . It is not on play store but install via Aptoide
    – beeshyams
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 6:56
  • were you able to check it out?
    – beeshyams
    Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 12:59
  • No, but it is a good suggestion. Given that it only (officially) supports Android <5 and the fact that it is not on the Play store mean that I will most likely not try it.
    – equaeghe
    Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 14:10

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I had been looking for this quite some time ago... Turns out you don't need any complicated apps for this. Get Daydream Launcher. Does not satisfy optional requirements but is already awesome.

EDIT: Totally forgot that additional settings (including duration) requires Plus (99 cents). My bad.

  • The daydreaming does not persist, it stops after a short while (sleep timeout?).
    – equaeghe
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 19:20
  • @equaeghe Click the "Daydream" shortcut in launcher to start the persistent daydream.
    – Andy Yan
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 23:38
  • That is what I did, it does not persist.
    – equaeghe
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 9:07
  • @equaeghe Look inside "Daydream Settings" and set "Daydream sleep" to desired time value. If that doesn't work either then I have no idea what's with your device.
    – Andy Yan
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 10:35
  • I do not have that setting, just one to start daydreaming right away and to select when to daydream (docked, charging, either). The general sleep timeout does determine how long the immediately started daydream will last, but it can't go over 30 min and moreover, I do not want to set this to another value.
    – equaeghe
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 14:10

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