NO LONGER USED - SEE VJLUMOS
WM2003 and WM5 compatible.
HTC Magician and HTC Universal
You may have observed that on the HTC Magician
and HTC Universal, when starting the camera the screen briefly
goes extra bright. This is brighter than the normal maximum
brightness available to the user.
I have developed a technique for using this SuperBright mode.
This simply tricks the system into thinking the camera is
always running, hence always SuperBright.
It must be noted that this program, if used incorrectly, will
cause your phone to hard reset, so please
follow the instructions carefully. I accept no
responsibility if your phone hard resets due to
improper use (or any other responsibility!)
I don’t know the effect of
running your screen so bright for prolonged periods. However,
it’s basically just enabling the camera, so if the camera
works SuperBright safely, VJLumos should too.
The SuperBright mode can ONLY
be achieved once per soft reset.
This means, use it once, and then when you power off the
Phone it will
go back to normal brightness again.
If you try to run your camera again, it WILL HARD RESET the Magician.
So take a backup before
use, and use it properly. To reenable SuperBright you will
have to soft reset again.
(hopefully) be shut down after it’s been run, to remind
you that you’ve run it once and not to run the camera
VJLumos will show
you a warning on startup. This can be optionally overridden by starting
the program with a command line “silent”, eg
This program works, but just remember not to run the camera
until you soft reset again. Caveat
Please post in the forum if this software is
successful or not.
If you find yourself in a strange screen with a cross on it,
press hangup (the red key) or somehow go back to Today
- I don't recommend putting this in your startup folder. It
needs to play around with the camera, and your startup may be
slow, causing problems with interacting with it.
It appears that there are
different versions of the camera.exe program on our phones. I'm
using ROM 1.12. If you have incompatibilies, you can download
the camera.exe from my ROM here. Install it in your \windows\
folder. If there are any copyright issues I'll take it
If you continue to have difficulties, check
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