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By zhian14, Junior Member on 20th May 2014, 12:47 PM
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Good day !

i just want to ask if anyone here knows how to help me,

my problem is i'm trying to add a shortcut of an app in my settings, i have finished that but i want that app to be completely hidden from the drawer (like the cpu states or cpu nofrills control in most custom roms), been searchin in xda but didn't find one, please please help me ....
 
 
20th May 2014, 03:45 PM |#2  
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it will be in the androidmanifest.xml of the app

for example look for the line that starts

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<application android:label="@string/app_name" android:icon="@drawable/icon"
the string is the text and the drawable is the png so delete these (just the parts in red - leave the rest of the line and the name of the string and the drawable value will be different in each app)


dont forget since you have now change the manifest of the app you will need to resign the app
you can use zipsigner - use a testkey for normal app and either a testkey or a platform key for system app depending on permisssions
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Originally Posted by zhian14

Good day !

i just want to ask if anyone here knows how to help me,

my problem is i'm trying to add a shortcut of an app in my settings, i have finished that but i want that app to be completely hidden from the drawer (like the cpu states or cpu nofrills control in most custom roms), been searchin in xda but didn't find one, please please help me ....

yup you have to delete android manifest activity line with LAUCHER keyword to hide it from drawer
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