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callmegadgets

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This was working perfectly on my Note 10+ (Snapdragon), even surviving updates from One UI 2.5 to 3.0. But the 3.1 update was pushed a couple of days ago and my nav bar reappeared. I went through the same steps as last time, but unfortunately after Synergy uninstalls the High Contrast Theme and prompts me to install Synergy Core Theme, it fails every time.

Anyone have ideas? Is this just an incompatibility of Synergy with One UI 3.1? Anyone else have ideas? FNG still works of course but I hate having an unused nav bar killing my clean screen setup 😭
 

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Veiranx

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Thanks for this apk. I used to use XDA navigation gestures a lot on A10. Which I really miss a lot on Note 20 OneUi 3.1. so question is can I use this on a non rooted OneUi 3 with synergy and substratum lite?
I am unfamiliar with Synergy; however, to my knowledge this technique requires root because substratum does.
 
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Veiranx

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Hides the nav bar, but the space is taken. So FNG shortcut works not from the bottom of the screen, but from the bottom of the invisible nav bar. Any fixes?
Interesting, my Pixel 5 and Galaxy Tab S7 don't encounter this issue. What device and android version are you using?

This was working perfectly on my Note 10+ (Snapdragon), even surviving updates from One UI 2.5 to 3.0. But the 3.1 update was pushed a couple of days ago and my nav bar reappeared. I went through the same steps as last time, but unfortunately after Synergy uninstalls the High Contrast Theme and prompts me to install Synergy Core Theme, it fails every time.

Anyone have ideas? Is this just an incompatibility of Synergy with One UI 3.1? Anyone else have ideas? FNG still works of course but I hate having an unused nav bar killing my clean screen setup 😭

I'm not familiar with Synergy. From the brief bit that I read, it appears to be kind of an assist for theming One UI devices?
 

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This was working perfectly on my Note 10+ (Snapdragon), even surviving updates from One UI 2.5 to 3.0. But the 3.1 update was pushed a couple of days ago and my nav bar reappeared. I went through the same steps as last time, but unfortunately after Synergy uninstalls the High Contrast Theme and prompts me to install Synergy Core Theme, it fails every time.

Anyone have ideas? Is this just an incompatibility of Synergy with One UI 3.1? Anyone else have ideas? FNG still works of course but I hate having an unused nav bar killing my clean screen setup 😭
Yep, exactly the same issue here.

Samsung S10e here. I'd previously managed to remove the nav bar using substratum, synergy and the one ui high contrast theme. No root required.

However I've just performed a system update and the nav bar returned. I've attempted to follow the exact same steps I followed previously but when attempting to "build" with Synergy it fails when attempting to install "Synergy Core Theme".

Any help appreciated. The nav bar sucks balls.
 
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Yep, exactly the same issue here.

Samsung S10e here. I'd previously managed to remove the nav bar using substratum, synergy and the one ui high contrast theme. No root required.

However I've just performed a system update and the nav bar returned. I've attempted to follow the exact same steps I followed previously but when attempting to "build" with Synergy it fails when attempting to install "Synergy Core Theme".

Any help appreciated. The nav bar sucks balls.
I used hex and was able to hide the navigation bar in S21ultra running android 11

Enable 3 button nav bar
Install and apply hex with nav bar size of 0
Reboot.

Edit : rooting is not needed.
 
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VicoLudo

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Hi,
HEX with substratum work good but:
When i see videos in Chrome, full screen and landascape, the navbar appaer, without Burtons.
I gate this, do you have solutions?

Thanks
 

Bourjois

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How to remove navigation bar (three button) in Android 11. NOTE: Root is required to use this method!

Hi guys! Please either move or remove this thread if it's either in the wrong place or covered by another thread. This thread is intended to walk through removing the three-button navigation bar in Android 11 since the traditional way ('wm overscan') doesn't work anymore.

This is useful for if you want to use an alternative gesture system, such as Fluid Navigation Gestures (FNG). Before you get started with the below, be sure you have enabled the replacement system first. FNG's built in navbar disabler doesn't work on Android 11, so you don't need to have this switched on.

Assuming you have root already (there should be plenty of tutorials available to help you out on this), all you really need to do is download Substratum Lite and nonavbar.apk (available at: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsqLR2yZd3fMiaV4fcCSAw7trgl8AQ?e=e9ncai). Choose to install nonavbar.apk, then it should show up as a theme in 'lite'. After pressing the NoNavBar theme, you should see 'Android System (android [11])' to the left of a checkbox. After checking this box, press the '1 SELECTED' button on the bottom right. Then, press 'Install selected', restart, and get back to this screen to finally 'Enable selected'.

See for screenshots: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HL48xhsZMPMkmcdV7

And at that, you should have your replacement gestures as your primary input now! Enjoy!

I'm by no means an expert, so my ability to help with questions is limited. Hope this helps!

This worked perfectly on my Pocophone F1 (running CrDroid 7.5), thank you so much!
 

lost_

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I used hex and was able to hide the navigation bar in S21ultra running android 11

Enable 3 button nav bar
Install and apply hex with nav bar size of 0
Reboot.

Edit : rooting is not needed.
@Techvir, can you confirm if yours is OneUI 3.1 with March or later security patch?

Synergy works fine with nonavbar overlay in OneUI 3.0 and January patch, but OneUI 3.1/March patch closed the access it was using.
 

lost_

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@Techvir , does it still work with May or June patch?

The latest Hex now requires a step via ADB after every reboot -- PC ADB with a cable, or in-phone Shizuku which is cable-less but requires the phone to be on wifi.

Synergy does the same thing, but the latest app update on Play Store as of today is still not visible to all users.
 
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    worked on motorola g 5g plus
    i really really really needed this
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    How to remove navigation bar (three button) in Android 11. NOTE: Root is required to use this method!

    Hi guys! Please either move or remove this thread if it's either in the wrong place or covered by another thread. This thread is intended to walk through removing the three-button navigation bar in Android 11 since the traditional way ('wm overscan') doesn't work anymore.

    This is useful for if you want to use an alternative gesture system, such as Fluid Navigation Gestures (FNG). Before you get started with the below, be sure you have enabled the replacement system first. FNG's built in navbar disabler doesn't work on Android 11, so you don't need to have this switched on.

    Assuming you have root already (there should be plenty of tutorials available to help you out on this), all you really need to do is download Substratum Lite and nonavbar.apk (available at: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsqLR2yZd3fMiaV4fcCSAw7trgl8AQ?e=e9ncai). Choose to install nonavbar.apk, then it should show up as a theme in 'lite'. After pressing the NoNavBar theme, you should see 'Android System (android [11])' to the left of a checkbox. After checking this box, press the '1 SELECTED' button on the bottom right. Then, press 'Install selected', restart, and get back to this screen to finally 'Enable selected'.

    See for screenshots: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HL48xhsZMPMkmcdV7

    And at that, you should have your replacement gestures as your primary input now! Enjoy!

    I'm by no means an expert, so my ability to help with questions is limited. Hope this helps!
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    Yep, exactly the same issue here.

    Samsung S10e here. I'd previously managed to remove the nav bar using substratum, synergy and the one ui high contrast theme. No root required.

    However I've just performed a system update and the nav bar returned. I've attempted to follow the exact same steps I followed previously but when attempting to "build" with Synergy it fails when attempting to install "Synergy Core Theme".

    Any help appreciated. The nav bar sucks balls.
    I used hex and was able to hide the navigation bar in S21ultra running android 11

    Enable 3 button nav bar
    Install and apply hex with nav bar size of 0
    Reboot.

    Edit : rooting is not needed.
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    What's this 'hex'? Is it something devices other than from Samsung can use?

    It is meant for Samsung devices.
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    As the creator of the Fullscreen/Immersive gestures module, I'll just say, thanks for offering users the ability to use their favorite alternative navigation methods on Android 11

    It's really unfortunate that people have to be either forced to use Android's standard navigation gestures (which quite a few people dislike) or an impossible to be hidden 3 button navbar (due to the removal of Overscan)

    Keep up the good work :)
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    I would appreciate if there is the way to completely
    hide status bar in android 11 with "no display cutout magisk module".