See how hard your Android is working with this LED CPU Load Notifier


If you’ve ever wondered how hard your Android is working, or why it lags in some processes and not others, today’s hack is just for you!

britoso on has developed an app that runs as a background service to monitor your CPU use and communicate it to you via your status LED.

The scale is as follows:

<3% - off
3-15% – blue

16-40% – green

41-75% – amber

>75% – red

So far the app works on the Nexus One (Froyo FRF50 and CyanogenMod 5.0.8-N1 are both tested to work). The developer has indicated it will likely work on Desire and other HTC phones as well. Of course, root access is needed since the app talks to the low-level hardware.

If you’ve got root on your phone and would like to try it, head over to the application thread on, download, and run the .APK.

Share This Post
What's your reaction?
Love It
Like It
Want It
Had It
Hated It
About The Author
Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.