Hiding The Big Stupid Navbar Android 11

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Xazu

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So guys, there is a solution, where you can use stock bottom gesture and 3rd party right and left gestures:
1- Set gesture navigation on your android (NOT 3-button navigation)
2- Activate developer options and ADB debug
3- Connect your smartphone to your PC and using minimal ADB or something like it, run the following commands (you can do that from a terminal emulator on your android too, but you need root, have to launch "su" before, and have to remove "adb shell" from the commands):
Code:
adb shell settings put secure back_gesture_inset_scale_left -1
adb shell settings put secure back_gesture_inset_scale_right -1
4- Use whatever 3rd party gestures app you like, disabling 3rd party bottom edge gesture

Until now everything works flawlessly for me
 
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Brs6z

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First sorry for my bad english.

When you say navbar its not statut bar right ? at the top on screen ?

I want to hide statut bar but with android 11 its not possible many application dont work
 

Kuntitled

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So guys, there is a solution, where you can use stock bottom gesture and 3rd party right and left gestures:
1- Set gesture navigation on your android (NOT 3-button navigation)
2- Activate developer options and ADB debug
3- Connect your smartphone to your PC and using minimal ADB or something like it, run the following commands (you can do that from a terminal emulator on your android too, but you need root, have to launch "su" before, and have to remove "adb shell" from the commands):
Code:
adb shell settings put secure back_gesture_inset_scale_left -1
adb shell settings put secure back_gesture_inset_scale_right -1
4- Use whatever 3rd party gestures app you like, disabling 3rd party bottom edge gesture

Until now everything works flawlessly for me
Is there any way to hide the 3-button one via adb?
 

cartonneexpress

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There is a way to remove the nav bar via ADB on Android 11: connect adb as root, remount the FS as RW, add qemu.hw.mainkeys = 1 to the end of the build.prop file, and reboot.
This is it! Thanks a lot!

Because it's nice to have a complete guide, here are the full ADB commands:

1) adb root

2) adb shell mount -o rw

3) adb remount

4) adb pull /system/build.prop C:\buildprop

->(adjust the folder to safe to as needed)
ad the line
qemu.hw.mainkeys=1
to build.prop

5) adb push C:\buildprop\build.prop /system/

6) adb shell

7) cd system

8) chmod 644 build.prop

9) exit

10) adb reboot
 

observingi

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Mar 19, 2011
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OnePlus 9 Pro
@cartonneexpress

I have rooted and toggled the magisk option for adb and apps
However, on adb root I get the message
adbd cannot run as root in production builds

Googled about the isssue, but can't figure how to resolve it.

Thanks
 

dladz

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@cartonneexpress

I have rooted and toggled the magisk option for adb and apps
However, on adb root I get the message
adbd cannot run as root in production builds

Googled about the isssue, but can't figure how to resolve it.

Thanks
What device mate?

You can try this


Basically ADBd doesn't have root.

Very old issue.
 

observingi

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Mar 19, 2011
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OnePlus 9 Pro
What device mate?

You can try this


Basically ADBd doesn't have root.

Very old issue.
Hey! Thanks for the guidance.

I am gonna try out with ADBD Insecure.

I am on OnePlus 9 Pro. Is the tweak compatible with it? I guess it should be, but sill wanna make sure to avoid complications.

Thanks
 

xxzxzx

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Is there a way to make the 3-button NavBar smaller? Or with a transparent background? Or both?
You can adjust the size with the GravityBox app.(for android11)

By making the size 0, the bar will be completely lost.
You can adjust the color if you want.
 

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    Heres a magisk module that adds the old qemu build.prop line.

    Weird though is using props to add the same line didnt work but this module did.
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    Is there a way to make the 3-button NavBar smaller? Or with a transparent background? Or both?
    You can adjust the size with the GravityBox app.(for android11)

    By making the size 0, the bar will be completely lost.
    You can adjust the color if you want.
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    Google have removed the ability to over-scan the display in Android 11 (which is the trick all 3rd party apps used to hide the nav bar); so at the moment there's simply NO WAY to remove it,

    I wouldn't mind the built-in gestures so much if there was the ability to turn off the "mini nav bar" which just shows a hide icon every time you use a keyboard. That's the biggest UI issue in my book, it just looks stupid!
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    Google needs to reverse it back to the way it was...
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    @dliadz: I see what you mean. The space (and not specific the bottom bar) is there. I didn't even notice it because it doesn't bother me.