How to get edge lightning feature on any android phone?

If you have ever came across any latest Samsung flagship, you must have seen glowing edge feature on its display. This glowing edge feature puts a glowing light (like an LED strip) around the display, which usually used to show notifications based on different colors. It’s more or less a cosmetic feature, which a user can customise as per their need. However, this feature is limited to Samsung devices. Fortunately, A member at XDA-forums, goes by the username ‘Dex105‘ has developed an app called ‘BorderLight‘. This app is a live wallpaper app, which lets you set a live wallpaper with glowing borders. Since this just a live wallpaper, you really can’t get full functionality of the Samsung’s edge lightning feature. But on the other hand, you can adjust the width & shape of edge light as per your phone’s display. You can also add wallpaper on it, since by default it will show a black wallpaper with the colored border.borderlight app 1

In this article, we’ll show how you can install & activate edge lightning on any Android phone in few simple steps.

How to get edge lightning feature on any android phone?


Since this app isn’t available on Google’s Play store, you need to get this app from XDA forum. There is a dedicated thread for the development of this app, where it’s developer will post APK file of the app, whenever it gets an update. This app will work on almost all kinds of displays, with or without notches, since it allows you to customise the shape of notch.




  • Install the downloaded APK from the above mentioned link. After installing open the app. It will show you an activation screen, where you need to tap in ‘ACTIVATE‘ to activate the live wallpaper.borderlight app 2
  • After activating, you will see a live wallpaper with default edge lighting layout. You simply have to tap on ‘Set wallpaper‘ to set it as your current wallpaper.borderlight app 3
  • Once your wallpaper is set, you will see a screen with options to play with. Here you can change the cycling speed of light border, its size & its corner radius. You can also enable or disable notch. If your phone has a different notch style than the default one, you can also change that from the notch settings. By default, you will see a pitch black wallpaper with colored borders, you can also use a different wallpaper as per your preference.borderlight app 4
  • Once you are done with all settings in the wallpaper app, go back to home screen to see the edge light wallpaper in action.borderlight app 5

Since this is just a wallpaper, you wont see any major issues with it & you can keep it as wallpaper as long as you can, without worrying about any crash or battery drain. This live wallpaper works best with stock Android devices. We have tested it with an Android One device & a MIUI device, for some reasons you wont be able to see live wallpaper in the lockscreen & clearing recent panel will crash it in MIUI. We hope to see some fixes in future updates. And hope that the development continues with more possible features in this app.

Good day.

Anubhav Bhatnagar
He is your friendly neighbor, who spend most of his time in learning and sharing what he has learned to everyone. He is a fan of flat design and is into minimalism. Also, a huge Xiaomi critic and enthusiast. Connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.


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