Root Removing that constant GPS/location icon?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lvlln, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. lvlln

    lvlln Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 10, 2009
    84
    10
    38
    I was wondering if it was possible to remove the persistent location icon that takes up space on the status bar. It doesn't make sense to me that the location icon ALWAYS has to be there, whether you enable GPS tracking or not, to let you know one way or another. Especially since the Motorola Droid didn't require this.

    Also, it would be nice if the battery indicator could be changed to a percentage. Right now, I have an app - Battery Indicator - that tells this, but it places an icon in the left side of the status bar, needlessly taking up space as well.

    It would be killer for me if I could get rid of these 2 superfluous status bar icons and leave room for other stuff.

    I'm running Third Wave, Hydra Kernel 1, but I'm guessing a separate ROM would be necessary to do what I want. MetaMorph doesn't work for me, for what it's worth.
     

    Advertisement

  2. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
    143

    Apr 14, 2010
    2,188
    207
    143
    College Student
    NC
    lvlln likes this.
  3. lvlln

    lvlln Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 10, 2009
    84
    10
    38
    Nice! I installed the smooth-sense-1.0-white-battery-text-Incredible-Stock-8-1.zip and then the no-GPS + transparent shade from xda-developers - View Single Post - [Transparent Notification Background] For latest 8/1 Froyo update, and I'm loving getting back the 2 spaces on my status bar. However, the transparent shade didn't seem to take... is there a way to patch that in separately?
     
  4. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
    143

    Apr 14, 2010
    2,188
    207
    143
    College Student
    NC
  5. lvlln

    lvlln Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 10, 2009
    84
    10
    38
    I'd definitely like to give it a shot, but what does the "nolock" in the filename represent? Does this just do:
    - White text with 1% granularity in battery meter
    - transparent pull-down
    - Remove location icon
     
  6. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
    143

    Apr 14, 2010
    2,188
    207
    143
    College Student
    NC
    i miss spelled it its suppose to be no loc for no location and yes it does all those
     

Share This Page

Loading...