Torchie - Volume Button Torch APK

Version 3.1 - in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie
Last updated: 2020-05-23
blogspot,anselmbros,torchie,tools

APP Information

Download Version 3.1 (29)
Apk Size1.39 MB
App DeveloperAnselm and Anselm
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagein.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.apk
MD5edaebabff988d9d5f533eb18620a49b1
Rate5
Website http://torchieapp.wordpress.com

Download Torchie - Volume Button Torch 3.1 APK

App Description

Torchie - Volume Button Torch is blogspot,anselmbros,torchie,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Anselm and Anselm website who developed it. in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 1331+ times on store. You can also download in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Turn on/off super bright flashlight / LED / torch on your phone instantly by holding both volume buttons / keys together! It's quick, fast, innovative. It works in screen on, lock screen and screen off (when enabled from settings). Just works anytime! It makes you feel that you have a handy conventional battery operated torch with physical hardware button access! it's tiny, small, free and runs silently as a SERVICE. Absolutely no root required!

This app uses Accessibility services

Torchie requires a service to run in background to intercept PHYSICAL VOLUME BUTTON KEY presses. Since a normal 'Service' cannot intercept Hardware Key presses, an 'Accessibility Service' is needed for this purpose. It does not do anything apart from intercepting Volume Key presses! I promise!

TORCHIE IS OPEN SOURCE NOW! 

Get the full source code here : https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android 

FEATURES:

★ Turn on/off torch / flashlight / LED just by holding volume Buttons / keys together

★ Works in screen on, lock screen, even while screen off (when enabled from Settings)

★ Open Source (Source code: https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android)

★ Optimized (zero) Battery usage (unless enabled in screen off via settings)

★ Standalone torch / flashlight / LED app too!

★ Easy, innovative and handy Material Design UI

★ Very light, tiny and small (~1 MB)

★ Super fast and reliable

★ Brightest guaranteed

★ Innovative, simple & handy

★ No privacy / security issues

★ No Root required

★ No framework / plugin required

★ No Ads and No spyware

★ Completely free and ever will be 

❤ Donation is available as In-App purchase

ABOUT THE PERMISSION

"...Can observe the text you type and actions you do..."

Alas! It's threatening isn't it? Torchie needs permission to listen to your physical hardware (volume Button) Key presses only.

However if a phone has a physical keyboard, it is possible to intercept every key press (including Passwords etc). But, recent Android phones (except Blackberry Priv) have only three hardware physical keys i.e. one power button and two volume buttons. Actually, It is Android's flaw showing this buggy permission to you!

https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android/wiki/FAQs

Also, Torchie does not have 'Internet Permission'. So it's impossible to send anything to anyone!

Torchie's source code is available here https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android. You can go through every line of code!

Give a second thought please before giving NEGATIVE REVIEWS

We aren't a company. We are brothers. We have no reason to collect anything from you! We made Torchie out of passion to make something innovative. So, If you find Torchie useful, please donate to support us! It'll greatly help us! :)

https://torchieapp.wordpress.com/donate

NOTE: 

1. For Android 4.0.3 ICS, 4.1 JB, 4.2 JB users ONLY

Flashlight / torch / LED may turn on if you swipe to change volume in volume Panel. (Tip: Disable for screen on) 

2. Screen off will not work by default

Torchie functionality is disabled by default in screen off, to prevent battery drain. Using in lock screen will not cause/accelerate battery drain. Advice is that using in lock screen is handy

Learn more: https://torchieapp.wordpress.com/help 

PERMISSIONS EXPLAINED:

1. In-app purchases

 Donate us conveniently from within the app.

2. Camera 

 Camera and flash are treated as same unit till Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow)

3. Bind to an accessibility service

 To detect your hardware physical volume key presses

4. Prevent device from sleeping

 Needed only when enabled for screen off

5. Control flashlight

6. Control vibration

Having any issues?

Help & FAQ @ https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android/wiki

Open a issue @ https://github.com/anselm94/Torchie-Android/issues

Contact Us  @ https://torchieapp.wordpress.com/contact 

App ChangeLog

  • Torchie 3.1
    * [FIX] Notification showing even if Accessibility Service is enabled
    * [USABILITY] Few settings get disabled, if Accessibility Service is not enabled
    * Updated 'Usage of Accessibility Service'

App Screens

Torchie - Volume Button Torch App Screen 1Torchie - Volume Button Torch App Screen 2Torchie - Volume Button Torch App Screen 3Torchie - Volume Button Torch App Screen 4Torchie - Volume Button Torch App Screen 5

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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.BIND_ACCESSIBILITY_SERVICE: Must be required by an android.accessibilityservice.AccessibilityService to ensure that only the system can bind to it. 
android.permission.CAMERA: Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application to collect images that the camera is seeing at any time.
android.permission.FLASHLIGHT: Allows the application to control the flashlight.
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows the application to control the vibrator.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
com.android.vending.BILLING: Unknown permission from android reference
take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

control flashlight
Allows the app to control the flashlight.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

Certificate

Certificate Issuer:C:IN, ST:Tamil Nadu, L:Tirunelveli, O:Anselm and Anselm, CN:Merbin J Anselm
Certificate Subject:C:IN, ST:Tamil Nadu, L:Tirunelveli, O:Anselm and Anselm, CN:Merbin J Anselm

Activities

in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.ui.activity.MainActivity
in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.ui.activity.SettingsActivity
in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.ui.activity.ScreenflashActivity

Services

in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.service.TorchieQuick

Receivers

in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.receiver.BootReadyReceiver
in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie.receiver.RockerReceiver

Interesting Strings

http://anselmbros.blogspot.in/p/about-us.html
http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android
https://facebook.com/torchieapp
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.blogspot.anselmbros.torchie
https://plus.google.com/111668132285982978436
https://plus.google.com/communities/114100054385968340083
https://torchieapp.wordpress.com
https://torchieapp.wordpress.com/contact
https://torchieapp.wordpress.com/donate/

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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Ironically this is only working with screen off on my LG V60. If screen is on at all, volume buttons will not toggle torch at all (even locked on the lock screen). Works perfectly when screen is off (after turning on accessibility service of course)

  2. guest-avatar

    Nicklas Andersson

    2020-02-16T21:11:59.229Z

    It just work flawlessly, im running android 10 GSI. And to be honest, i enjoy the use of both volume keys instead of "hold-power-button" to use the torch when screen is off, havnt had it miss fire once compared to "hold-power-button" which miss fired once or twice everyday.

  3. guest-avatar

    Exactly what I was looking for! Moving from Samsung, I had a Bixby button shortcut to toggle the flashlight and this is a perfect replacement.

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    Curtis Harrington

    2019-10-29T16:19:10.140Z

    Isn't quite ready for Android 10. After you assign it to the power keys, you press both keys together instantly and let go and it works. That's where it starts having oddities. It could be a feature on my phone, but pressing both vol keys together mutes the volunteer if the phone, so using this turns media down. Annoying but whatever Then every time you click up vol it toggles light off and on. Just a little too weird to be useful. Easier to unlock phone and drag top drawer down on my phone.

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    Andrew Wilkerson

    2020-02-09T09:58:47.534Z

    Great another thing on my s9 phone that doesn't work. All I want in 2020 is an easy way to turn on a flashlight when needed. Is that too much to ask Samsung? Instead we waste our time looking for solutions. Just make phones with features we can use.

  6. guest-avatar

    At first it seems like you'll never use it, and you sometimes accidentally activate it, however it is Handy when you need it.

  7. guest-avatar

    It's a great app. You need to advertise it for more downloads. It is very useful and easy method app.

  8. guest-avatar

    It works perfectly when my phone is off. A little finicky when it's on for some reason, but still easily deserving of 5 stars.

  9. guest-avatar

    Instantaneous torchlight Does exactly what it says on the tin and it's there when you need it. Permissions can be denied and background data limited to reduce battery consumption etc.

  10. guest-avatar

    Good , but it must work to holding volume key up or down , holding volume up and down is horrible job 👎

  11. guest-avatar

    It's unreliable on the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (EU). It only works on the lockscreen and barely on the home screen. UPDATE: I managed to get it working with the phone unlocked: Press the volume up button and then right after, the volume down. Though, it is still kinda buggy and it doesn't work with a turned off screen.

  12. guest-avatar

    I've used this app happily on many Android devices. However, when I installed it on my Nokia 6.1 (Android 9), I discovered that it won't function with the screen on and the phone unlocked. It still works when the screen is off, and on the lock screen, but not when the device is unlocked. Maybe the recent fix for Android 9 devices has something to do with this glitch? I look forward to seeing this issue get fixed, which would bump my review to five stars because otherwise this app rocks!

  13. guest-avatar

    Of the many hardware button activated flashlight apps I've tried, this is the best.

  14. guest-avatar

    This is an awesome application. Thank you for the hard work. Can you add a setting that let's you turn on the flashlight immediately when you launch the app? Then turns it off if you launch it and the flashlight is on already? I am thinking this will make a great toggle in addition to using the volume buttons.

  15. guest-avatar

    Amazing but needs have the feature auto restart after restart or reboot

  16. guest-avatar

    I have been using this for almost a year now and a few days ago I factory reset my phone because it had a few issues. Those few days when this wasn't installed were so painful. I never realised how much I needed this till I didn't have it. Great app

  17. guest-avatar

    It's pretty hard to press both volume buttons at the same time. I would like if I could press one volume Button for long to turn on the light... (And maybe make that only work when there is no music playing) But great wort still! :)

  18. guest-avatar

    I like the idea and if it worked properly I would definitely use it up the wazoo. But right now it only works at the lock screen. I cant seem to get it to work with the screen off or with the phone unlocked.

  19. guest-avatar

    Excellent app. Been using it for years and have been waiting for years before that for somebody build this exact functionality. Thanks heaps. Great developer too, promptly responded to an update for android Pie and now works as well as expected!!!

  20. guest-avatar

    Kevin Danger Powers

    2018-11-01T02:20:55.561Z

    Doesn't seem to work with my Pixel 3XL. When I hit the volume buttons, the light does turn on but then the volume increases to the max and the light won't go back off by pressing the buttons again. I assume this is an issue with the new OS but idk for sure.

  21. guest-avatar

    Xiaomi A2. Does not work the way it should. Holding the volume buttons turns off the functionality. And with the settings off pressing the volume buttons does turn on the light but not when the screen is off.

  22. guest-avatar

    Alexi Grigoriadis

    2019-08-31T11:49:25.848Z

    It works, and quickly became an essential feature of my phone. Only problem is that it doesn't work if the display is off, unless you choose to disable 'volume up' and 'volume down' when the display is off.

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    Douglas Greninger

    2019-03-13T04:43:30.723Z

    Does not work on my LG phone as the volume buttons pressed simultaneously starts Capture+ by default. Many menus in the app cause it to crash when opened. May work for others, but not for me.

  24. guest-avatar

    useless volume buttons not working for samsung a30 & Xiaomi k20 pro, basically it's not working perfectly, just some times randomly it may work so useless app

  25. guest-avatar

    Nice idea but it only works sometimes and usually very delayed response. I'll change my review if they fix it and notify me

  26. guest-avatar

    Great app... Until the latest android update for the Note series. It quit working. Check off accessibility settings just to be sure, but. nothing.

  27. guest-avatar

    Hubert Humperdinck

    2019-05-31T14:33:21.612Z

    Rubbish. Doesn't work as advertised, doesn't remember settings changes, volume buttons stop working (for anything).

  28. guest-avatar

    downloaded the app, hit the volume buttons as instructed and... turned up the volume, no light on. I tried several times, and it wouldn't work.

  29. guest-avatar

    Michael Champagne

    2019-06-10T22:29:14.755Z

    Fixed for android pie. . Hold volume up and down in for 3 seconds even with screen off. Works with phone again. Thanks so much!

  30. guest-avatar

    Lightweight, efficient, no nonsense. This is what own source is about. Clean UI, clear functions, no nonsense, transparent actions. Thank you so much guys. I'll definitely donate! <3

  31. guest-avatar

    This things requires to monitor your text..in permission settings..that means password and credits are monitored.

  32. guest-avatar

    This is great, does exaclty what it says, easy, clean and simple to use, defs recommend!

  33. guest-avatar

    Sebastian Tryczyk

    2018-12-10T13:06:30.861Z

    Battery hog. Keep device awake and using CPU (25 minutes of CPU time and over 11000 wakelocks over 24 hours time). Seriously guys? Something fishy about this application. Uninstalled immediatelly. Total garbage!!!

  34. guest-avatar

    Great app. Let's me turn my phone's light on without fumbling for a widget or the settings. Great work guys. Keep it up.

  35. guest-avatar

    Brilliant App! I regularly walk on dark rural roads and need a quick light to make sure cars know I'm there. Big fan!

  36. guest-avatar

    Dan Wulff Kronholm

    2019-05-16T10:54:08.591Z

    Doesn't work on lock screen. Messes with volume setting when you hold both volume buttons (turns volume up or down).

  37. guest-avatar

    Incredibly hard to engage the torch. Would make much more sense as a long press.

  38. guest-avatar

    Good and without root. But can't work if device sleeps, that is why I use Xposed Torch.

  39. guest-avatar

    Does exactly what it says and works great on my device. Some devices though you will have issues with pressing the buttons at the same time however with practise it is fine

  40. guest-avatar

    Does not work on Redmi 3s. In spite of giving all permissions and setting auto run on settings, holding down Volume buttons does not start the torch light. Sad!

  41. guest-avatar

    Dustin Lagrange

    2018-09-13T12:59:18.416Z

    Intermittent functionality, including with battery optimization disabled.

  42. guest-avatar

    post 🍭, reliable, stable torches are scarce. this one is quite solid. its reminds me of a Xposed framework torch i used with cyanogenmod.

  43. guest-avatar

    Permission grants them access to what you type, even passwords and credit card information. Immediately Uninstalled

  44. guest-avatar

    Seems like a great app but it doesn't work on pocophone f1, please fix it so i can give you 5 stars and enjoy your app.

  45. guest-avatar

    CRAFT YOUR JOURNEY

    2019-04-19T16:58:06.320Z

    literally pops up a permission warning when you enable saying it can read, view, personal texts and credit card info. seriously

  46. guest-avatar

    Completely nonfunctional on pixel 3 android 9. Have used and loved for years

  47. guest-avatar

    Volume up and down worked for a day then stopped turning on flash

  48. guest-avatar

    Jubayer Electric

    2019-10-07T12:39:33.366Z

    EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. BUT, IT WOULD BE BETTER IF IT COULD TURN ON THE FRONT FLASH LIGHT. 😁

  49. guest-avatar

    ^*^ IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION!!! 🥰🤗🤯🤓 Finally! I've wanted this for YEARS 🧓🏽🧓🏽🧓🏽 But... please, please, please give us further functions 🙏🙏 we can't wait 😊😊😊

  50. guest-avatar

    Heroni Anto Nics Raja

    2019-05-29T04:06:58.761Z

    Simple App with Clean UI that makes users easy to use. Congrats Developers for this awesome application !!!

  51. guest-avatar

    It still doesn't work with screen off on android 9

  52. guest-avatar

    Wonderful apps. very helpful so nice

  53. guest-avatar

    After installing dis app my torch stopped working!worst app.!!!

  54. guest-avatar

    easy to use flashlight and very useful app

  55. guest-avatar

    Duncan Frostick

    2018-11-16T00:38:52.751Z

    Seema like a good idea, could not get it working on Pixel 3 though.

  56. guest-avatar

    Pls fix android 10 sudden stop working on my note 9

  57. guest-avatar

    Does not work on Huawei mate 20 Pro. Why!??

  58. guest-avatar

    Not working on Micromax Canvas Infinity.

  59. guest-avatar

    Why the hell would it wamt to read anyone's text inculding credit card information? I would have to report this maybe.

  60. guest-avatar

    Did not work on galaxy s8+, uninstalled.

  61. guest-avatar

    Must enable it to read all texts and CC #s

  62. guest-avatar

    Stops when screen is locked

  63. guest-avatar

    Doesn't work on Samsung Galaxy C8

  64. guest-avatar

    M Sikandar Ali Shah

    2019-06-13T21:56:50.725Z

    The permission to read the keystrokes and credit card this is alarming

  65. guest-avatar

    Should be a default function on Android.

  66. guest-avatar

    Why app needs permission to oberve text which I type..?

  67. guest-avatar

    Sumrise SummiHD

    2019-02-09T23:15:43.629Z

    Doesnt work offscreen

  68. guest-avatar

    Amazing app. Does what it says on the tin.

  69. guest-avatar

    Doesn't work note 10 plus

  70. guest-avatar

    not working for Samsung note 9

  71. guest-avatar

    didnt work on my samsung galaxy m30

  72. guest-avatar

    This is a Useful app I liked it

  73. guest-avatar

    Greate app!!! Keep it up!!!

  74. guest-avatar

    not working on android 9 pie

  75. guest-avatar

    Very simple to use this it

  76. guest-avatar

    not working well anymore.

  77. guest-avatar

    The guy who was like nah, I'ma use my volume buttons, is a NerdLikeGod. Seriously, I luv the American way of thinking,(prolly done by a guy in some other country) However, Merica was like, when we go to the moon, we are we going to write in ballpoint pen. His assistant was like, why don't we take a pencil, like the Russians? NerdLikeGod was like nah, we going to write in zero gravity with a ballpoint pen. Use my drop-down notification browser to click on my flashlight? Nah, I'ma use volume keys.

  78. guest-avatar

    It's very useful application

  79. guest-avatar

    Does exactly what it says

  80. guest-avatar

    Xhaphiee A. Mohammed

    2018-09-27T03:58:59.386Z

    Guys don't miss it It is a best android app i have ever seen

  81. guest-avatar

    garbage. i even donated. what a waste.

  82. guest-avatar

    NotARobot beepboop

    2018-11-19T06:22:53.540Z

    It works what else am I supposed to say

  83. guest-avatar

    permission to read your key strokes including credit cards data

  84. guest-avatar

    Sakariye Mohamoud

    2019-10-31T20:33:21.385Z

    Very important thank you

  85. guest-avatar

    Smart handy solution

  86. guest-avatar

    App is pure trash

  87. guest-avatar

    Best way to use ur torch....tnx for it guys

  88. guest-avatar

    This is good

  89. guest-avatar

    my favorite app .

  90. guest-avatar

    Does what's needed

  91. guest-avatar

    Great great great ap..thanks

  92. guest-avatar

    It works well 😊👍

  93. guest-avatar

    Such a useless app ever

  94. guest-avatar

    Gamer007 Indian

    2019-07-24T12:56:42.101Z

    Did not work on pie

  95. guest-avatar

    it's very fast .

  96. guest-avatar

    Omg i love this app

  97. guest-avatar

    It's cooooool

  98. guest-avatar

    This is bad app

  99. guest-avatar

    very magic app

  100. guest-avatar

    Muthu Kumaresan

    2019-01-09T15:53:42.687Z

    how to use