Conan Troutman · Feb 2, 2013 at 01:30 pm

Completely Hide Your Status Bar while Retaining Functionality

While some people are absolutely fine with having the status bar sitting at the top of their screen all day, some of us prefer to hide it for the sake of maintaining a clean and tidy look on our devices home screen. While it’s possible to easily hide the bar temporarily with some launchers or make its background transparent to mitigate its impact on the overall aesthetic, removing it completely is not so easy. There’s also the issue that completely removing the status bar will prevent you from easily accessing your notifications.

So what’s the obvious solution to this problem for anybody wishing to completely remove the bar yet retain the ability to swipe down the notification center?   According to XDA Forum Member enryea123, it’s to drastically reduce the size of the status bar while making it completely transparent, thereby removing it from view while retaining enough on screen to latch onto and bring down the notification center. This is achieved by making some small modifications to the SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk files. All the necessary steps have been laid out by enryea123 in a comprehensive and easy to follow tutorial.

The guide itself is specifically for CM10/10.1 based ROMs, but using the guide it should be possible to achieve the same result on other ROMs with a little trial and error. If you’re not used to making such modifications but would like to give this a try, rest assured that it seems more difficult than it actually is. Check out the original tutorial thread for more information.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:
Emil Kako · Mar 2, 2015 at 01:03 pm · 1 comment

How Do You Usually Access the XDA Forums?

There are a number of different apps on the Play Store that make browsing the XDA portal and forums a fun experience on mobile, but we want to know: What's your favorite way to access the XDA forums? Do you prefer browsing on the desktop, mobile app, or mobile browser? If you use a mobile app, which one? Let us know how you connect with our community in the comment section below.

DISCUSS
Faiz Malkani · Mar 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm · no comments

Google Announces Plans for Projects Titan, Loon and Link

Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 2, 2015 at 11:36 am · 1 comment

Intel at MWC 2015: New Chip Branding and Details

Intel showed its face at MWC 2015 to give the world a yearly update on their upcoming line of chipsets for mobile. While last year the company focused on gathering partnerships and strengthening up their services, architectures and production, now they are revamping their Atom line of SoCs for mobile with a new brand name and a distinctive category format much like that of their i3/i5/i7 line of personal computing processors. The new scheme will be naming the chips x3, x5...

XDA NEWS
Share This