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Black notification bar with new update??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ShooKeN, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. ShooKeN

    ShooKeN Member
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    I was wondering is there any way now just to get the black notification bar from the market besides rooting your Droid and doing it that way?
     

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  2. TharOosta

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    Good question. I'd like to know also.
     
  3. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member
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    No.

    Notification bars are part of the framework-res.apk, which is in /system. /system is protected and requires root to edit, and therefor no modifications can be done to it without root.

    The best you can do is to find a home replacement app like Home++ and just hide it all together.
     
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  4. csoga

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    OK, but what if you are rooted? I "made the leap" to root two days ago, don't really want to install alternate ROMs, but I want a black notification bar... any way?

    Edit: Never mind... a little searching goes a long way, eh? :eek:

    I found this thread, downloading Metamorph now.

    Edit2: oops, Titanium Backup said yesterday it had installed busybox, but Metamorph said not installed.... now I gotta go find that too, not on Market.
     
  5. King_Bean

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    i think you have to apply a custom rom OR just a theme with a black bar
     
  6. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member
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    If you go into Titanium Backup and press the "Problems?" button it'll reinstall busybox. That fixes issues sometimes.
     
  7. csoga

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    Thanks shadowdude, but I tried that... even uninstalled and re-installed Titanium, hit the "problems" button and let it re-install busybox... still no luck.

    But, I searched this forum for "metamorph" (titles only) and found somewhere to download the busybox binaries, then found This Thread, and thanks to the detailed instructions from OMJ, I used ADB to push busybox to my phone.

    Metamorph is running "as we speak"... now if I can just find that thread again with the links to download Smoked Glass theme, I'll be golden! ;)

    p.s. THIS FORUM ROCKS! :)
     
  8. CalledFollower

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    If you have the paid version of rom manager, you can download a black notification bar from Mr. Bobtowitz
     

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