Would it be possible to modify the .bin in an OTA sideload for a root? Am I missing a key point in how this works? Or is it just, no one's done it yet?
Edit: I guess it just took a passion and a situation. See thread for unlock.
For those on AT&T: using CSC Feature Expert to remove values for "Config Wifi Notification Style" and "Status Bar Icon Type" removes both persistent Wi-Fi notifications and the NFC icon in the status bar.