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Default [Q] Trimming Android libraries (.so) by hex-editing?

I've recently become interested in hex-editing prebuilt proprietary libraries. Many of the Android libraries have a lot of "00"s in hex code, so I was wondering if all those zeroes could be edited out (removed) to essentially "trim" the libraries, save space, and not cause any issues. Or are the many zeroes more than just fillers? Thank you.

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I'd be wary of removing them, if they're pointed to by PBL/config_dat/etc it's the address it's located at and NOT the files name

*found this type of thing out by reading up on ELF files*

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