On my new phone, for security reasons I decided to stick to Open Source apps as much as possible.

Is there an Open Source flashlight app?

The most popular flashlight apps (1,2) are asking for crazy permissions: GPS, camera, Internet, GPS, SD card...

If no Open Source is available, at least one I would be happy with a very simple one, such as this one (white screen, brightness 100%, lock screen) which for some reason is not available for my new phone.


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Search Light is open source, has no unnecessary permissions, and has a nice set of operating modes.


OI Flashlight is Open Source, it can use both camera flash and bright screen.


Kevin's answer is great, but just some new info:

The Flashlight app, which was popular since very early on, has been released as Open Source:


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