Former Writer · Feb 7, 2012 at 06:00 pm

How to Implement Swipe Action to Remove Notifications

One of the cooler features of some AOSP ROMs and, of course, ICS is the swipe motion to remove notifications. It’s not included on most Gingerbread builds, and likely not at all on anything sooner than that. However, with a little effort, a lot of patience and some careful tutorial following, you can have it on your ROM.

XDA Senior Member hansip87 has come up with a method to add the notification removal via swipe to ROMs that don’t have it that are Gingerbread or below. He adds a note of caution before beginning:

This mod is based on Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, so take care when adding to another device, some code might be different though so no direct copy paste, please learn some of the line first.

The majority of the tutorial deals with modifying SystemUI.apk and Framework.jar files, which means you need to be able to decompile and recompile them. Additionally, it’s probably a very good idea to have some knowledge of XML and smali code. This is definitely one of the most difficult tutorials out there, so if you attempt it, make sure you head in knowing that, unless you’re a code genius, it’s going to take some serious work.

Of course, make sure you make backups of your original framework.jar and SystemUI.apk just in case something goes wrong. Also, make sure you make a backup of your device just in case something goes wrong during testing.

If this seems like something you’d like to try, you can find the full tutorial, a list of the needed programs and all the information you’ll need in the original thread. Reiteration: it’s pretty difficult, so exercise plenty of caution.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Aug 1, 2015 at 03:54 pm · 1 comment

PSA: You Can Optimize Your Note 4’s Recents Menu & RAM

The Note 4 never had the fastest Recents Menu, and despite its 3GB of RAM, its app-holding capabilities only got worse on Lollipop. The infamous RAM bug that plagued the S6 is indeed an annoyance on the Note 4's 5.0.X ROMs. Rumors of an update to fix all of this were confirmed with the first reports of the 5.1.1 update for the Russian Note 4, which seemingly improved the Recents Menu and RAM management. But it'll be a long time...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Aug 1, 2015 at 01:33 pm · 1 comment

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (July 25 – Aug 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

XDA NEWS
Mathew Brack · Aug 1, 2015 at 09:00 am · 2 comments

Voices Of XDA: Orbiting The Earth With Android

Editor’s note: This week's feature has been written by forum member RowHanSolo and takes a look at the exciting prospect of launching satellites fitted with little more than an Android phone as an onboard computer. From a university to NASA, multiple projects like this have launched!   Technology is an ever-growing industry, regardless of which corner you look at. However, each area of technology has its limitations on what it can do and how far it can expand. For satellite technology,...

XDA NEWS