nexus-6-ledThere are many Android handsets out there that comes with a built-in LED notification light to inform its user that there are notifications to tend to. Users can customize these LED lights to display different colors to correspond to different notifications, like one color to depict calls, another color for messages, social media, and so on.


In fact the Nexus 5 had such an LED notification, but what about the Nexus 6? Well the good news is that if you were wondering if Google/Motorola had done away with the LED, it does not seem like they have. According to reports, it seems that the LED notification light on the Nexus 6 is tucked away behind the speaker grill at the top of the phone, as you can see in the photo above.

It seems like an odd placement but the LED light manages to shine through. Now here’s the bad news – you will not be able to access it unless you are willing to root your phone. For those who are unfamiliar with the rooting process, this can be a rather daunting task, but for those who have done it before, then this should be no problem.

The rooting instructions can be found on the XDA Developers forum after which you can head on to a different part of the forum where instructions on how to enable the light and choose the different colors can be found. As always remember to backup your phone and make sure to follow the instructions closely and carefully before proceeding.

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