[GUIDE] How to get rid of the RCS icon (Nougat)

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NQNH

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Good day,

http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FVmPbUbK.png


I think some of us experience the new rcs / storm icon in the status bar after flashing a custom nougat touchwiz rom.
Since there is no built in option to hide or disable this icon I prepared a customized imsservice.apk for you.
The apk I have customized is the extracted one from SupermanRom 2.0. So it's deodexed!
This apk is the reason for the icon. I simply replaced the icons within the apk with dummy ones.

Thanks to @jovy23 and his mod which my "fix" is based on.
So:

1. Download the attached modified apk
2. Use a file explorer with root rights
3. Navigate to system/priv-app/imsservice
4. Replace the present apk with the downloaded one
5. Set the right permissions (rw-r-r-)
6. Reboot the phone
7. Be happy

-> I have only tested it on latest SupermanRom 2.1 which is deodexed!
-> Not tested on odexed roms yet!

Best regards

nqnh
 

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Jenanga

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These are the only options I get
when I go to Settings / Connections / More Connection Settings.

Unfortunetly no Advanced Calling things.
Rcs settings

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Criminal23

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Guide works like it should.

RCS setting can found in Phone setting, but can't turn logo off without changing imservice.apk
(Also DBT)

tapatalked from my SGS7
 

kendong2

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Not available here on DBT either. Also, I would just like to remove the icon, not turn off RCS features.

Does this mod show a blank space instead of the icon, or is the icon actually removed?
 

nobody573

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Hi bro I was on superman Rom V2.0 the one icon is removed but the Volte icon see Screenshot is not removed. Can u remove this too.

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Gesendet von meinem SM-G935F mit Tapatalk
 

basti84

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Hi.

i used the apk on Superman2 Rom with VD2 CSC ... no my Wifi-Calling is not working anymore :(
or did you just remove the icon?
is it possible to create different apks ...

for example: all icons removed / only RCS icon removed / RCS and VoLTE removed and so on ...

Can you please take a look at it?

Thank you



###edit a day after ...

well it looks like everything works as it should
so just ignore my posting ...

i was just too impatient ;D
 
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airwolf83

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Hi.

i used the apk on Superman2 Rom with VD2 CSC ... no my Wifi-Calling is not working anymore :(
or did you just remove the icon?
is it possible to create different apks ...

for example: all icons removed / only RCS icon removed / RCS and VoLTE removed and so on ...

Can you please take a look at it?

Thank you



###edit a day after ...

well it looks like everything works as it should
so just ignore my posting ...

i was just too impatient ;D

Is the volte logo also gone or only the rcs logo?
 

milesharrison

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If it helps anyone, I had problems copying the file to the imservice folder because the System partition wouldn't mount as writable. You're able to mount it as writable in TWRPs internal filemanager (in recovery mode).
 
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    Good day,

    http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FVmPbUbK.png


    I think some of us experience the new rcs / storm icon in the status bar after flashing a custom nougat touchwiz rom.
    Since there is no built in option to hide or disable this icon I prepared a customized imsservice.apk for you.
    The apk I have customized is the extracted one from SupermanRom 2.0. So it's deodexed!
    This apk is the reason for the icon. I simply replaced the icons within the apk with dummy ones.

    Thanks to @jovy23 and his mod which my "fix" is based on.
    So:

    1. Download the attached modified apk
    2. Use a file explorer with root rights
    3. Navigate to system/priv-app/imsservice
    4. Replace the present apk with the downloaded one
    5. Set the right permissions (rw-r-r-)
    6. Reboot the phone
    7. Be happy

    -> I have only tested it on latest SupermanRom 2.1 which is deodexed!
    -> Not tested on odexed roms yet!

    Best regards

    nqnh
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    Anyone out there with a solution for this issue?

    Easy if you have Nova...

    Add Activities Widget to your home screen.
    Under Activities find IMS Settings
    Once IMS Settings Widget is made, open it
    under IMS Settings, RCS Switch to Off
    The crazy Cyclone Icon will be gone.
    3
    Easy if you have Nova...

    Add Activities Widget to your home screen.
    Under Activities find IMS Settings
    Once IMS Settings Widget is made, open it
    under IMS Settings, RCS Switch to Off
    The crazy Cyclone Icon will be gone.

    Thanks for this, I used QuickShortcutMaker to do the same thing and it worked perfectly!
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    This post is gold - thank you.

    those are the only posts i have...
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    Hi bro I was on superman Rom V2.0 the one icon is removed but the Volte icon see Screenshot is not removed. Can u remove this too.

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    sure, I will edit the apk during the day
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