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How to get rid of the GPS Privacy Icon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by justainchoe, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    Do you notice that icon on your statusbar that looks like a circle with lines on the top, left, right and middle of the circle? Eww! That's gross! Yea, that's how I felt too. It's just always on and I don't really want to look at it.

    It's just telling you that GPS Privacy Setting is "Location On." The only way to get rid of it is by changing it to E911 Only, but then you'll never be able to GPS unless you go into settings and enable it.

    So..

    I turned that png (image) file into nothing but a transparent background. The png file itself is 1 kb, so if you know how to change it yourself, I uploaded the png file. It's in the framework-res.apk file in \res\drawable-hdpi\

    Ok, this isn't perfectly pretty, but it works.

    I don't know how to compile my own zip files yet so.

    I just copied a file into someone else's installer thing (It was a zip that installed Application Manager 1.1, so while it's installing it's going to say "Application manager"

    It's not my proudest piece of work, but it works.

    It doesn't change anything except for 1 png file, and really, there's an invisible icon still there, but whatever, out of sight and out of mind.

    stat_sys_gps_privacy.png:
    stat_sys_gps_privacy.png - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage

    Clear GPS Privacy Icon.zip:
    Clear GPS Privacy Icon.zip - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage

    Thanks to ShinySide for teaching me the bootleg way to make changes to pngs. :D
     


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  2. V SuperUser V

    V SuperUser V Android Expert

    Simple yet easy way to get rid of any unwanted icon :thumbup:
     
  3. ShinySide

    ShinySide Extreme Android User

    Bootleg?! Those are legit!


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  4. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    Only 1 person downloaded the zip file. Whoever you are, can you confirm that it worked?
     
  5. Akurse

    Akurse Newbie

    I downloaded it just right now. Its working, the battery icon changed tho idk if anything else did

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  6. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    What did the battery icon change to?
     
  7. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I realized that this doesn't work.

    Well, it does, but yea, it has the whole framework in it, so it's going to change all the icons.

    By any chance, did your lockscreen icons change too?
     
  8. Akurse

    Akurse Newbie

    Yeah I the lock screen changed also, but I kinda like this one :p also the battery, I let you know if anything else changed
    Edit: idk if its from the zip but every time I change my icons via from tool box, it resets my wallpaper to my rom's default one.

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  9. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    I REMOVED THE FILES. The png method works, but the zip method doesn't because it's the full framework-res.apk file. If you want to do this but don't know how, pm me and I'll be glad to tell you step by step how to do it manually.

    Sorry Akurse, did you back up? It's basically the stock Broken out 1.1 with the battery icons and lockscreen icons changed through UOT Kitchen.
     
  10. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    I'm glad you like it at least. :)
     
  11. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    You have to restart after you change icons on Rom Toolbox.
     
  12. Akurse

    Akurse Newbie

    Yeah I have a backup I just noticed its broken out 1.0, well I don't trip its all good

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  13. Akurse

    Akurse Newbie

    Did you make the changes? I was meaning to do it but I got lazy thanks :thumbup: haha
    Edit: yup I know
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  14. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    Umm, I'm pretty sure it's just the text. I didn't include the kernel.

    If you want to keep the battery icon and lock screen icons, I would go back to your backup, and get them changed at UOT Kitchen which is where I got them. You need to use Android Commander and pull your framework-res.apk and systemUI.apk files. It's really quite simple and you can use UOT Kitchen to theme up your whole phone.

    More extensive instructions here:
    http://androidforums.com/esteem-all-things-root/529433-mod-change-battery-icon-uot.html

    If you have skype, or wanna call, I can walk you through it. It's the best newbie way to customize your icons.
     
  15. justainchoe

    justainchoe Well-Known Member
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    Did I change what? I prefer voice because it's faster, but you can also gchat me: justain@gmail.com.
     
  16. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    Can we get the title edited to say [MOD] so people will know what it's a mod. Instead of recognized as just another post, it might get more views and get out to more people that way.

    Just a thought :D


    Thanks for you the MOD too dude.
     

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