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Question [Q] How to? T-Mobile LG D851 G3 Hide Top Status Bar

I think it's silly that LG has given us this big beautiful screen and diminishes it's full glory by not easily allowing you to hide the top status bar. I am pleasntly supprised about the fact that they let you hide the home navigation bar on the bottom. Love that.

So getting to work, how do we hide the top status bar in the same way as the bottom bar with a swipe to activate on demand?

So far on my quest I have done the following:
  1. Placed the phone in developer mode and allowed USB debuging. Described here in the a PurpleDrake how to guide that I used: http://www.droidviews.com/root-and-i...le-lg-g3-d851/
  2. PurpleDrake: Rooted, Installed TWRP, Disable LG Security. http://forum.xda-developers.com/tmob...lg-g3-t2821005
  3. Installed Xposed Framework http://forum.xda-developers.com/xpos...gelog-t2714053
  4. Installed G3 TweaksBox and activated the module in the Xposed Framework https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...weaksbox&hl=en

I have searched and searched google, xda and all the phone settings looking for an easy way to hide the status bar. What am I missing? Can someone please help? I hope this will benefit a lot of people. Thanks
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If you download gravity box module for xposed you can put the phone in expanded desktop mode which will hide the status bar

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If you download gravity box module for xposed you can put the phone in expanded desktop mode which will hide the status bar

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Is that just for the homescreen view or all the time? I'm looking to hide it while in applications. The same way the home nav bar at the bottom hides. Thanks
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Is that just for the homescreen view or all the time? I'm looking to hide it while in applications. The same way the home nav bar at the bottom hides. Thanks
ADB Launcher allows you to hide the notification bar and create a bottom drawer where you can use folder editor to put in category Icons that when pressed open up a slideable selection bar to select programs stored under that icon. Everything is neat and tidy on mine. No wasted screen space.

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ADB Launcher allows you to hide the notification bar and create a bottom drawer where you can use folder editor to put in category Icons that when pressed open up a slideable selection bar to select programs stored under that icon. Everything is neat and tidy on mine. No wasted screen space.
Thanks. More that I play with the phone, the more I realize that I actually just want the web browser to go full screen. Just need the status bar to hide when browsing. Don't really want to install an aftermarket launcher.
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For other people's benefit, in case anyone else finds this thread that wants to use their phone's full screen. I found a solution that seems to fit the bill. I'm using an app called full!screen that says it's for tablets but seems to work almost perfectly https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...llScreen&hl=en
It has a pie menu included so you don't even need the pie app.
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