With no further updates after Android 4.2, My Samsung Galaxy S3 was at the end of its life. It was really frustrating to see budget android phones releasing with the latest KitKat update, while Samsung’s once flagship device was being completely ignored.
Ultimately with no official support from Samsung, it was time to install a custom ROM on my Galaxy S3. After Much research, i zeroed in on the Paranoid Android ROM as it was one of the most stable Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for my Samsung Galaxy S3.
With the Paranoid Android ROM installed, my phone seemed to have been infused with a new life. My phone was much smoother and faster than before ( It had to be since Touchwiz was gone. ). However after using the Touchwiz based ROM for a long time, i missed many features such as the percentage battery percentage on the notification bar.
The battery percentage was very useful as it helped me to know exactly how much more time i could get on my phone. As the developers of paranoid android had nowhere mentioned that there was an inbuilt feature to choose from various battery icons including a battery percentage icon, i went to the play store to find a android app in vain.
Now that you know that the Paranoid Android ROM allows you to choose between different battery icons by default, here’s how you can use it to enable a battery percentage icon on your phone’s notification bar.
How to Enable Battery Percentage on Paranoid Android KitKat ROM
- Step 1: Go to your Android phone’s Settings and tap on battery.
- Step 2: Tap on the battery icon on the top right and underneath the android notification bar .
There you go, you can now select any battery notification icon of your choice. However i would advise you to select the Circle and percent battery icon as it is always visible.
This feature should be there on all the builds of Paranoid Android based on Android 4.4 KitKat, irrespective of the devices for which they are made.