Turn on Flashlight Function on Samsung Omnia

Posted on May 28 2009 - 11:51am by mrwangkai

One of the conveniently built-in feature for the Samsung Omnia is the Flashlight function. Under normal circumstances, by default, the flashlight feature may be turned on by going to Settings > Personal tab > Buttons > Flash Light tab, and check the box that will map the volume key to Flash Light.

Easy enough, one catch though – this feature will only work when the default Samsung Today screen is in effect. Which means that when you decide to run something like the latest Spb Mobile Shell 3.0, any effects that application have on the Today screen will be negated. And no matter how long or how hard you try holding onto the volume button, no flash light will come on.

You’re not out of options, NetRipper from XDA-Developer have developed a compact application, TorchButton, that when pressed will turn on the flash light on your Omnia. In the case that you’re running the Spb Mobile Shell, you can now set the application as one of your Favorites after it has been installed.

The TorchButton will remain lit for 60 seconds when left in idle by default. There are however various other options that you can change through a registry editor such as altering the pattern, the length or the brightness of the lighting.

If you’re running anything other than the different Today screen, this will in a wayl, set your flash light free!

Update: Just realize another way to do it with Spb Mobile Shell! If you add “Show Today” to the layout and click on it, you will be brought back to the Today Screen that you’d before. This meant that you can use the flash light feature by holding onto the volume button again!


The 2 screenshots shows the before and after ways of turning on the Flash Light. One with the default settings, the other implementing the application through Favorites in Spb Mobile Shell’s application Launcher. Either way, you will be able to utilize the feature.




The latest version (1.5) of TorchButton is available for download on XDA-Developer’s forum. You will also be needing the read me text to know how to configure the settings. Registration and login to XDA-Developer is required for downloading the application.

Download: Read me text

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. hansoo August 3, 2010 at 10:24 am -

    @farhan, Thank you, it is really helpful!

  2. farhan August 3, 2010 at 4:08 am -

    i got the same error “htccamera.dll” then i downloaded the version 2.3 and it was solved.


  3. mrwangkai June 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm -

    @Gary, as we are not the developer, we aren’t able to respond to this question. But we’ve since forwarded your question to the developer. Hope to keep you posted asap.

  4. Gary Welland June 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm -

    As I said when i installed it, when trying to turn light on I get “error loading HTCCamera.dll”

  5. mrwangkai June 9, 2009 at 11:30 am -

    @Gary, TorchButton should work with the Samsung Omnia as shown on this video. Please let us know if you have any further question. Thanks!

  6. Gary Welland June 9, 2009 at 3:02 am -

    This doesn’t work on the Omnia, get an error “error loading HTCCaerera1.dll”

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