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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by 3happypenguins, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. 3happypenguins

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    My phone is rooted, and I'm looking for a way that I can hide some specific icons on the top of my screen; the little notification icons.

    I read stuff on renaming .apk to .bak, but apparently this disables the apps that I do this to. I still want the apps to run in the background. I just don't want the icon to show in the tray at the top.

    How can I do this?
     

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    Android requires that non-system applications post a persistent notification whenever they are allowed to run as a background service. The presence of that notification prevents discourages Android from terminating the application when it needs to free up some memory.

    Application developers can enable a low-priority notification, which will still appear on the notification pull-down but will not take up space on the status bar. Unfortunately, that's not something that you (as a user) can do. Alternatively, you can go into Settings > Applications and untick the "Show notifications" option, which will disable the notification but may prevent the app from being backgrounded correctly.
     
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