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By Kenishi99, Member on 7th May 2017, 04:35 PM
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Don't you hate the navbar?
Isn't it way to big and destroys look of the beautiful big screen?
And what about burn-ins?

There's a simple solution.
Completely hide the navbar and use PIE instead.


And it even makes one hand usage easier. Especially for S8+.
You no longer have to try to reach the statusbar or the back or recents button - doesn't matter on which hand you hold the phone.

No navbar / Pie controls


Info:
This is a no-root solution. This won't trip knox nor will you loose your phones guarantee.
Anyway, all these steps are described as is and everything you do is on your own risk.
Don't blame me if anything goes wrong. But there isn't anything risky at all, so you should be safe.

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Go to PlayStore and download Shortcutter Quick Settings and Pie Control
  2. Go into Android settings and select developer settings at the very bottom (if you don't have it, do the steps described here)
  3. Activate USB-Debugging
  4. Make sure ADB and the needed drivers are installed on your computer. If not, do the 15 seconds installation described here.
  5. Connect your phone to your computer and approve/allow all dialogs coming up on your phone.
  6. Open CMD on your computer and write in the following 'adb shell pm grant com.leedroid.shortcutter android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS' (without asterics)
  7. Wait few seconds. Then you can disconnect your phone again from your computer.
  8. Open the app "Pie Control" you installed before on your phone and select 'Side'.
  9. Activate the option 'ENABLE SIDE AREA' on the top using the slider
  10. Click on the 'Level 1' tab and remove all entries there using the recycle bin icon.
  11. Click on the first entry on Button 1, 2 and 3 and add the navigation buttons ('Tools' > 'Home' / 'Back' / 'Recent apps')
  12. You should now be able to slide from both edges of the screen and the PIE controls with the three important buttons ('Home' / 'Back' / 'Recent apps') should come up
  13. (You might want to change the settings on the 'Level 2' tab as well. I set them to 'Volume control', 'Camera', and 'Notification', which brings up the notification bar)
  14. Next we need to get rid of the navigation bar.
  15. Open the app "Shortcutter Quick Settings" you installed before on your phone and activate the very first option 'Security settings'.
  16. Swipe right and activate "Immersive" (you might deactivate all the others if you don't need them).
  17. Swipe down the status/notification bar with two fingers so that the quick setting tiles come up.
  18. Tap on the three dots on the top right and select the first option.
  19. Drag&drop the 'Immersive' tile from the bottom to the top setting tiles.
  20. Tap on Done on the top right.
  21. Now click on the 'Immersive' tile and then select the last option 'NO NAV'.
  22. We're done!

Here some pictures how some apps look like after these steps and how PIE looks like.
Pie Controls
Gmail
Google Images
Reddit Sync
XDA Website

Enjoy!
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29th May 2017, 08:09 PM |#2  
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there's another way more simple and no root required ,download GMD immersive from playstore
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