[root] live logcat lite

[root] live logcat lite


live logcat is the one and only boot animation replacement that shows the actual logcat log (Android debug messages). It looks a bit similar to a BIOS boot. Handy for developers too! Unlike other similar apps, the information you see on screen is real and live, not a pre-recorded fake.

The paid version price is aimed at being "one beer" (at the bar, not the supermarket). Google does the price conversion, but if it comes out way above that in your area, let me know.

!! requires a fully rooted device !!

!! install on DEVICE, NOT on SD-CARD !!

The paid version adds features to hide the copyright notice, enlarge the text size, and rotate the display. For the ultimate geekgasm, get the paid versions of both live dmesg and live logcat, and display both in split screen mode during boot. In that case you can also switch between the three modes during boot by tapping the screen.

The application uses some (root) trickery to get itself installed and running, and it may not be compatible with all devices. It also requires writable /system in many cases ("S-OFF"). It has been tested and found working on the following devices (though it may not work on all firmwares and kernels for a specific device):

- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7"
- Asus/Google Nexus 7
- Samsung Vibrant
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC/Google Nexus One
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire Z (T-Mo G2)
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Incredible
- HTC HD2
- HTC Evo
- HTC Hero
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Droid X
- Motorola Cliq
- Motorola Milestone
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- MyTouch 4G
- LG Optimus 2X

It is likely to work on many more devices, if you use a non-listed device and it works, please leave a comment! Note that it will never work on ALL devices, so please don't just rate it 1-star if it doesn't work for you.

Recent changes:
v3.0:
- Numerous fixes and adjustments to fix crashes, error messages, broken functionalities, and touch screen and button input support on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean builds

v2.6:
- SGS2 (Gingerbread) fix, broke in 2.5

v2.5:
- Various OMAP4 devices now supported
- Fixes for some Honeycomb devices
- Fixes for some Ice Cream Sandwich devices
- Theme now standard device theme
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About [root] live logcat lite
live logcat is the one and only boot animation replacement that shows the actual logcat log (Android debug messages). It looks a bit similar to a BIOS boot. Handy for developers too! Unlike other similar apps, the information you see on screen is real and live, not a pre-recorded fake.

The paid version price is aimed at being "one beer" (at the bar, not the supermarket). Google does the price conversion, but if it comes out way above that in your area, let me know.

!! requires a fully rooted device !!

!! install on DEVICE, NOT on SD-CARD !!

The paid version adds features to hide the copyright notice, enlarge the text size, and rotate the display. For the ultimate geekgasm, get the paid versions of both live dmesg and live logcat, and display both in split screen mode during boot. In that case you can also switch between the three modes during boot by tapping the screen.

The application uses some (root) trickery to get itself installed and running, and it may not be compatible with all devices. It also requires writable /system in many cases ("S-OFF"). It has been tested and found working on the following devices (though it may not work on all firmwares and kernels for a specific device):

- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7"
- Asus/Google Nexus 7
- Samsung Vibrant
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC/Google Nexus One
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire Z (T-Mo G2)
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Incredible
- HTC HD2
- HTC Evo
- HTC Hero
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Droid X
- Motorola Cliq
- Motorola Milestone
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- MyTouch 4G
- LG Optimus 2X

It is likely to work on many more devices, if you use a non-listed device and it works, please leave a comment! Note that it will never work on ALL devices, so please don't just rate it 1-star if it doesn't work for you.

Recent changes:
v3.0:
- Numerous fixes and adjustments to fix crashes, error messages, broken functionalities, and touch screen and button input support on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean builds

v2.6:
- SGS2 (Gingerbread) fix, broke in 2.5

v2.5:
- Various OMAP4 devices now supported
- Fixes for some Honeycomb devices
- Fixes for some Ice Cream Sandwich devices
- Theme now standard device theme

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User reviews of [root] live logcat lite
Does not function properly on RAZR. Only shows the last bit an instant before the home screen.
Jan 27, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 27, 2014
Does not work On rooted galaxy s3. I am not going to bother with other phones because this app hasn't been updated in more than two years
A Google User
Jun 22, 2014
Note 2 n7100 Works perfect :) add to the list of working devices
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
W orst
A Google User
Jun 5, 2014
Incredible Once installed and rebooted my screen failed to respond to touch I also was unable to connect to CDMA or LTE. It's pretty amazing nothing shoes up during boot and it removed the vibrate I had set to know when it was done booting. Lucky I did a nandroid backup before installing yet another useless Chainfire app.
A Google User
Jun 5, 2014
Lg G2. It works on my phone and is better then the noisy stock start up.