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Default [HELP] Disable S-VIEW

Hi fellow devs nd members of xda,

I have got problems with my Galaxy S4.. The sview is flashing throughout my screen without any S-Cover or any magnetic material. This happens randomly.. So I need to disable the s-view service and associated files.

I have tried the following :
1. Disable s-view from system settings
2. Renamed and changed permission for system/app/sview service.apk

I heard from another developer to change the value from OPEN to CLOSE in hall_detect file located at sys/devices/virtual/sec/sec_key. But I can't write into the file or rename the file.. The only thing I can do is change the permissions, but that doesn't help..

Does anyone have any idea how this sview works. It's become annoying when I play movies or games on my S4..

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and a quick note, it seems like it will flash up when using the mobile data or on a phone call.
 
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Bump. Any help..

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and a quick note, it seems like it will flash up when using the mobile data or on a phone call.
Is this anything with MODEM/RADIO ?
 
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Is this anything with MODEM/RADIO ?
I do have this issue! It's damn annoying I moved to AOSP because of this weird issue!


 
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I do have this issue! It's damn annoying I moved to AOSP because of this weird issue!
Sad to hear, when it is started. I have this problem since replacement of screen + frame.
 
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Sad to hear, when it is started. I have this problem since replacement of screen + frame.
After KitKat update I guess! Didn't had this problem in JB. Deleted SecView apk and seems to be fine so far though 😊

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If you're rooted you could try the xposed modules, there's one in there that disables S-View.

I will edit this post if I find the specifics.

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Install Xposed from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1574401
Install my module http://mohammadag.xceleo.org/public/...sableSView.apk

It's as close as you can get without disabling the sensor. I didn't hook into the phone so that might still show the S-View window, but that's no biggie. Also, the Smart Stay icon disappears, but hey, that can be a plus :P
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If you're rooted you could try the xposed modules, there's one in there that disables S-View.

I will edit this post if I find the specifics.



I have tried this method already but didn't work for me.. I have also tried a module known as Magnet Off but nothing worked for me..


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After KitKat update I guess! Didn't had this problem in JB. Deleted SecView apk and seems to be fine so far though 😊

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Could you please tell the location of secview apk file. I will try this

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