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[Guide] Switch from Hiboard to Google Feed...Hide NFC& Alarm Clock icons

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By jskasia, Senior Member on 3rd March 2019, 07:50 AM
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My device is Mate 20 Australia variant. The following guide helps customise your phone without root.

[Guide to change from Hiboard to Google feed]
Australian variant comes with Hiboard installed. Unfortunately, there is no news feed option like other region. I switched from Hiboard to Google feed by:

1. Android Platform tool
2. Hisuit fro ADB DRIVER

1. Enable Developer Option and ADB debuging on your phone.
2. Connect the phone to computer.
3. Test connection between phone and PC
$adb devices
4. Remote shell into the device
$adb shell
5. Uninstall Hiboard and associate package (this can be undone please check reference for more details)
$pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.intelligent
$pm uninstall -k --user 0
5. disconnect the phone from PC and reboot
6. You will see option Google feed instead of Hiboard on your home setting.

[Guide to hide NFC and alarm icons]
NFC functionality can be turned on all time as it does consume very little power. However, for mate 20 which has status bar space taken by the notch, the NFC icon will keep annoying all the time. The same problem with alarm clock. Here is how to get rid of these unwanted icons.

See guide above

1. Install this app from playstore
2. Grant permission to the app using adb commands
$adb devices
$adb shell
$pm grant com.zacharee1.systemuituner android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
$pm grant com.zacharee1.systemuituner android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS
$pm grant com.zacharee1.systemuituner android.permission.DUMP
3. Open the app and hide NFC / Alarm / Whatever icon you want to hide
4. Reboot the phone and test if the icons have been hiden
5. You might uninstall the app and reboot. The effect will still persist. Please consider donating the developer if it is useful.

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11th April 2019, 04:24 AM |#2  
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Amazing thank you so much! Have always wanted Google Feed instead of HiBoard. I disabled them instead of uninstalling them. THANK YOU!
16th April 2019, 03:44 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by tboy2000

Amazing thank you so much! Have always wanted Google Feed instead of HiBoard. I disabled them instead of uninstalling them. THANK YOU!

Hi, you were right. Disabling it is much easier.

So far, I found that Huawei OS does not contain too much bloatware. Also, thanks for the big battery, debloating is not crucial for this model, in my opinion.

I am waiting for the upcoming EMUI 9.1, hoping they will be even faster and much more convenient to use.
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