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EASIER METHOD, THANK TO saifullah90

* THIS METHOD IS WORKING ON THE NEW MARSHMALLOW UPDATE 6.0.1 for the Note 4 *

1 - Download a file explorer like Solid Explorer.
2 - Open the app, enable root folder access.
3 - Go to "/system/etc/permissions/ "
4 - Find the file "com.sec.feature.findo.xml", copy it to another folder and then delete the original.
5 - Reboot!

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* OLD METHOD, WORKING WITH LOLLIPOP ONLY!! *

WARNING: My phone is SM-N910C. Anyway this mod should work on other variants too. You can backup your system partition before flashing this, just in case...
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Prerequisites:
0 - A Samsung TouchWiz based rom (for example the stock one).
1 - Root on your Note 4:
· 5.0.1 http://forum.xda-developers.com/note...-root-t2897428
· 5.1.1: http://forum.xda-developers.com/note...-root-t3192875
· 5.1.1 for F?: http://forum.xda-developers.com/note...rcing-t3190799

2 - A Custom Recovery (like TWRP: http://forum.xda-developers.com/note...n910c-t2977933 )

Note: you can backup the app "SystemUI.apk" (which is the one I modded) using a file explorer (you can find it here: /system/priv-app/SystemUI/ ), so you can restore it if you want.

You can also unzip the download file which you can find below this lines, go into the folder System > priv-app > SystemUI and replace that .apk with yours. Then go back, select the two unzipped folders, right click > send to > compressed zip folder . Finally name it as "stockui.zip" or "backup.zip" or whatever and copy it to your phone. If you want to have your buttons back (or something went wrong) just flash that file.


TUTORIAL:
I decompiled "SystemUI.apk" in order to remove S Finder and Quick connect buttons from notification panel, and I made a flashable .zip. If your SystemUI.apk is already modded you can try adding the mod by yourself (a guide link will be at the end of this post).

1 - Download one of this:
For Android 5.0.1: https://mega.nz/#!xINmQKLI!7s7ZzZJgZ...vm5Nn4FORBI5hA
For Android 5.1.1 *Buggy*: https://mega.nz/#!kMtWSAiJ!Ys3AEP0rO...UNEgF1_1h6f5ss

*It seems that the 5.1.1 version has a little bug: *
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Originally Posted by gabrielgon

https://youtu.be/jmaGaJl5YCY

2 - Copy the .zip file into your phone.
3 - Power off and boot into recovery (POWER + HOME + VOLUME UP).
4 - Flash the .zip you downloaded ( Navigate through menus until you find an option to install a .zip ("Install" on TWRP), then choose the .zip you downloaded and flash it. )
5 - Reboot.

/* WANT TO RESTORE BUTTONS? */
Stock ui 5.0.1: https://mega.nz/#!5N11VQwZ!v6stLitBq...kIbwq8lgFzgmtE
Stock ui 5.1.1: https://mega.nz/#!tUlFgRAC!q43v5etm2...9m0BEqmrhxHzII


Screenshots:

Android 5.0.1:


Android 5.1.1 (not my screenshot):



Credits:

Thanks to: @Psycho 666

TWRP: (I suggest flashing it through ODIN)
- EXYNOS: https://twrp.me/devices/samsunggalax...exynoslte.html
- QUALCOMM: https://twrp.me/devices/samsunggalaxynote4qualcomm.html

How to remove s finder and quick connect (decompile...):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=783

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Sorry for my English.
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22nd July 2015, 03:46 PM |#2  
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How to restore pls make Restore Sfinder&Quick connect flash able.zip ok?

SM-N910C cihazımdan Tapatalk kullanılarak gönderildi
22nd July 2015, 06:47 PM |#3  
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There is already a tutorial in the post. You just have to take your SystemUI.apk and make flashable .zip.
Anyway I'll upload a flashable .zip of the default file as soon as I can.

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How to restore pls make Restore Sfinder&Quick connect flash able.zip ok?

SM-N910C cihazımdan Tapatalk kullanılarak gönderildi

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Great job!! I confirm it works for SM-N910C 5.0.1 BOC5 too. Thank you!!
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Great job!! I confirm it works for SM-N910C 5.0.1 BOC5 too. Thank you!!

You are welcome!
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Works on Note SM-N910F - 5.0.1 - BOB4!
Just right after reboot after flashing zip poped up the message "System UI stopped working", but since then it´s working (so far) as a charm. If I find some issues, will report it here.
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Works on Note SM-N910F - 5.0.1 - BOB4!
Just right after reboot after flashing zip poped up the message "System UI stopped working", but since then it´s working (so far) as a charm. If I find some issues, will report it here.

Ok, Thanks.
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Can we update this exelent fix to work with newly released 5.1.1 on N910c
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Can we update this exelent fix to work with newly released 5.1.1 on N910c
Thank you

Yes, please??

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Can we update this exelent fix to work with newly released 5.1.1 on N910c
Thank you

Sure, right now I'm not rooted and I can't test it, but I'm going to work on a 5.1.1 version.
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