[MOD] AT&T LG G2 KitKat Smaller Navigation Bar and Disable CarrierIQ
Disclaimer: I typically modify to meet my own needs, on my own time, for my own device. This means that it might not be a mod meant for everyone, nor has it been thoroughly tested by anyone but myself. Use at your own risk.
Description: Modifies framework-res.apk in /system/framework to disable the loading of CarrierIQ on start-up as well as shrink the margins on the navigation bar for a little more screen real estate. This has only been tested and used on Stock AT&T LG G2 4.4 KitKat.
Instructions: Back-up your current framework-res.apk in /system/framework then replace it with this one.
CarrierIQ no longer shows 7 running processes via System Tuner on boot. To me, this indicates it is no longer being loaded. Otherwise, if you want, you can use System Tuner -> System -> Android System [Details] -> uncheck each of 7 CarrierIQ processes to do it manually.
This is a simple dimens.xml modification. Nothing major.
After replacing file with root explorer I went into a boot loop... Now I am afraid that I am going to have to completely restore my phone.
I know this is pretty straight forward but your file didn't work.
gonna flag this because it just crashes phones..... i just did it and i really dont think its funny.
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Do not do it a full restore i needed after applying this so called mod>
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i am actually kind of mad that this messed up my phone and took multiple tries to get into download mode. now i have to redo everything.
This works great. Use root explorer and set permissions. Don't forget to make a nandroid backup if you can.
Download the apk from OP, then:
1. I copied over the framework after renaming it. (I just added a 2 at the end)
2. Then I set permissions (I just checked all the boxes... why not). At this point it would be a good idea to backup your original framework apk in case you want to restore.
3. Then I named it properly and over wrote the original (removed the 2)
4. I rebooted.
I somewhat disagree with the post above, I wouldn't mind it being a little smaller.
I am running this on the D800 running the androiduser's power user D802 base ROM.
@burningembers can you make one that will get rid of the volume and brightness sliders? Thanks!
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This work perfect for me, here how i did it
First backup my framework apk
second i copied the mod framework apk to system folder
then i set 644 permission for it
finally i move and replace it to framework folder
restart rightaway and it work
thanks OP for the mod file
btw maybe you should shrink the navbar a little less, it way too thin in my opion
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This is a great mod, but remember that you cannot FULLY remove Carrier IQ from the ATT ROM. You can disable the services and prevent them from running which is what this does, and maybe it stops it all and maybe it doesnt IDK. But there is carrier IQ embedded into the UI code, the keyboard code, the messaging app code, etc. The only way to truly not have any Carrier IQ on your phone is to not run an ATT base ROM.
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