The Motorola Nexus 6 boasts a hidden RGB LED behind the speaker grille

BY Evan Selleck

Published 21 Nov 2014

image Nexus 6 RGB LED

The Nexus 6 hasn’t been available for too long, but intrepid owners of the new handset have already discovered something quite thrilling.

Thanks to several owners of the Nexus 6, and the developer behind the app Lightflow, a hidden, secret RGB LED has been found behind the top speaker grille of the device. Unfortunately, the feature is disabled right out of the box, but for owners of the smartphone that are rooted (or plan to be), a set of instructions have been posted to activate the LED, and even change its colors.

It’s unclear why Motorola would deactivate the LED out of the box, but considering that the Ambient Display feature (which showcases incoming notifications by activating the display for a short time, and showcasing quick details) is one of the selling points of the handset, that could very well be one reason why. As for why anyone would want to use an LED to notify them of something, well, that’s personal taste.

As noted above, for a Nexus 6 owner to gain access to this LED, they will have to be rooted, and then follow a quick set of instructions found here.

What do you think of this new find?

[via Droid-Life]