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Notification Peek from Paranoid Android available for all! [APK]

Authored by: Loie Favre — May 5, 2014

Paranoid Android is a custom ROM renowned for its huge array of features, one of which you can actually install as a normal Android user without needing a rooted smartphone and flashing a custom ROM. The feature, similar to the Moto X Active Notifications, is an energy-efficient way of giving you a glimpse at your notifications without unlocking your phone: it’s been very appropriately named Notification Peek.

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The feature originates from the beta 1 build of Paranoid Android 4.2 . All you need is to have an Android device that is running Android 4.4 KitKat. The feature has been ported by developer Zhe Lu from the build over to an APK and can be downloaded just as easily as installing an app from the Play Store, there are just a few extra steps.

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You will receive tiny icons showing you which notifications you have received. © AndroidPIT
  • First, go into the settings of your Android device and tap on Security. Here, ensure that you tick the box for Unknown sources.
  • Next you must download and install the Notification Peek APK, which you can get from the GitHub website.
  • Follow the prompts and open the app. Tap on Enable Notification Peek and tick the box.
  • You can activate and deactivate this feature by going into ‘Security’ of your settings.

Here is a 45 second video to show you what it can do:

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The APK worked for me on the HTC One (M8), except it did force close more than once. Keep in mind though that this is a work in progress, so hopefully the developer will keep on working on it, because it really is a nice minimalistic, yet super energy-efficient application that many would be able to take advantage of, even if they don’t want to flash Paranoid Android.

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.


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  • Justin S Jul 27, 2014 Link to comment

    How the heck do I uninstall this app. It is blacked out when going to application manager. I like the idea but it force closes way to much. Plz help.

  • mangesh May 8, 2014 Link to comment

    I installed it on N4 .....installs fine but can't see the notification, the app permissions are all set and allowed as device manager

  • Saem Sarguroh May 7, 2014 Link to comment

    download it again. problem with your download then

  • Loie Favre
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    May 6, 2014 Link to comment

    That is because you didn't check the box to allow apks from unknown sources mentioned in the first step of the tutorial. Here it is again for you:
    Step 1- Go to device Settings(icon) menu

    Step 2- Tap on Security

    Step 3- Device administration

    Step 4- Unknown sources – Check mark Unknown Sources

  • Manuel May 6, 2014 Link to comment

    when I try to install it says "Parse Error. There was a problem while parsing the package"

  • Robin Scully May 6, 2014 Link to comment

    It is best to know tricks on how to extend your battery life as we always rely on our smartphones. You want to make full use of your mobiles so expanding its life is the way to go.

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