I upgraded to android 5 and the screen power off effect which was imitating power off of these old CRT monitors is lost. Is there any way for me to restore it?

  • You can try installing Screen Dimmer application available over the Google Play Store. One more thing I can't understand about what screen dim effect you are talking about ?? Are you talking about the screen dimming effect over the JellyBean environment or your are talking about something else. – Peter Carlos Nov 24 '14 at 7:58
  • Nexus 5 comes with KitKat (4.x android) and this was the default effect when you turned off the display using power button. – Petr Nov 24 '14 at 8:20
  • Pardon me I need to correct myself over the above post actually I was talking about the KitKat but I seemed to have typed Jellybean above ! anyway I would say that's something which we can't change I would say I have tried searching for an application which can do this but it seemed that there's nothing I can find anyway better to wait a bit more while to see if others members have something which can help you out ! – Peter Carlos Nov 24 '14 at 8:30
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    I believe the only way to change it is to install a custom ROM that supports the effect you want. – Dan Hulme Nov 24 '14 at 9:50

If you have rooted your device then Xposed Installer can do this. Xblast tools & GravityBox are xposed modules that have crt off and many other effects.


The old way was to manipulate certain parts of the code in the framework-res.apk file and then update somethings in the build.prop of the device. Of course this was when I was running Gingerbread (2.3) on my Samsung device. As of now, you could look into the system packages of latest Cyanogenmod git branch/ or wait for CM12.

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