[Q] Getting rid of persistent notifications since Android 4.3

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appaholic

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I have a permanent notification:

"Tune In Radio Pro Is Running".

How do I get rid of this, without affecting the functionality of the app? (I want it to show a notification when I am listening to something).

Is this possible?

It would appear that Tunein released an update in Google Play that has fixed the bug with the ongoing notification
in the notification bar for the TuneIn Radio Pro app with the N4 and JB 4.3 as i found today.

EDIT - I missed the post before mine, so yes i can confirm that the issue has been fixed with an update. :)
 
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chowlala

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It would appear that Tunein released an update in Google Play that has fixed the bug with the ongoing notification
in the notification bar for the TuneIn Radio Pro app with the N4 and JB 4.3 as i found today.

EDIT - I missed the post before mine, so yes i can confirm that the issue has been fixed with an update. :)

They also fixed the sound codec error on the Xperia Z. Just FYI.
 

plaktoets

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I don't know why tune in radio constantly needs to run in the background but there are apps like app lock that definitely need to, I don't know how this app could work if it didn't.. What could the dev do to fix this?
 

j_aguilar

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I don't know why tune in radio constantly needs to run in the background but there are apps like app lock that definitely need to, I don't know how this app could work if it didn't.. What could the dev do to fix this?

For what I've read, there are 3 options to devs:
1- let the apps as is, showing that annoying notification
2- show an app created notification always
3- put the app running in background really in background (but in this way Android can kill the app any moment when searching for memory and the user will never know that)

My opinion: let the user choose! If he do not want the app to be killed, accept the permanent notification (option 2). Otherwise keep in mind that the app can be killed anytime.
 

mihahn

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Normally disabling "show notifications" in the AppOps in 4.3 *should* definitively work ;)

Sent from my Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2
 

mihahn

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Will work for a while: stop and start the app and the notification will be back. Besides the fact that doing this no notification at all will be showed for the app, which is not so good.

Okay didn't check that but it's true that if you disable it there you won't get any notifications at all :)

Sent from my Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2
 

galaxytab1

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Swipepad and roundr (or any other app) notifications just come back after a reboot even though the app settings page notifications option remains unchecked

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chrisrozon

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Okay didn't check that but it's true that if you disable it there you won't get any notifications at all :)

Sent from my Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2

That's a sign off a badly written app - Google is forcing the notification so that you know there's a problem.

Email your concerns to the Dev, anyone worthwhile will fix their app quickly
Otherwise, uninstall and find s better one.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 

dcoke

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For those that Root

Notifications Off in the google play store works very well, but you have to be careful with it since if you select too many things it will cause a boot loop.
here's the Play Store Link: Notifications Off (Free)
 

JVogler

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That's a sign off a badly written app - Google is forcing the notification so that you know there's a problem.

Email your concerns to the Dev, anyone worthwhile will fix their app quickly
Otherwise, uninstall and find s better one.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app

It's not always a sign of a poorly written app. There are plenty of reasons to have an app running silently without notification. As with everything in life the honest developers must suffer because of the sneaky/dishonest ones. I have several apps from good developers that I always have runnimg 100% of the time. Basically they each take incoming notifications, emails, texts, etc and read them to me through my bluetooth, then allow me to respond via voice. If I turn off the notifications, nothing works correctly. So now with 4.3 I'm forced to have my Notification Bar always full to retain the same functionality I had previously with an empty bar. I've contacted all the app developers, and there is NO WORKAROUND for this. So it's not fair to say "anyone worthwhile will fix their app" when there is no solution on their end.

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    Apps were always supposed to show that notification when running in the foreground since they can have a huge impact on device performance and battery life.

    https://plus.google.com/105051985738280261832/posts/MTinJWdNL8t

    https://developer.android.com/guide/components/services.html
    A foreground service is a service that's considered to be something the user is actively aware of and thus not a candidate for the system to kill when low on memory. A foreground service must provide a notification for the status bar, which is placed under the "Ongoing" heading, which means that the notification cannot be dismissed unless the service is either stopped or removed from the foreground.
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    Is there like a zip file that could be made to flash and disable this feature? Like a script or something?

    It is up to respective developers to properly code so that the notification can be disabled.

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/0...tifications-after-you-upgrade-to-android-4-3/

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    That's a sign off a badly written app - Google is forcing the notification so that you know there's a problem.

    Email your concerns to the Dev, anyone worthwhile will fix their app quickly
    Otherwise, uninstall and find s better one.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app

    It's not always a sign of a poorly written app. There are plenty of reasons to have an app running silently without notification. As with everything in life the honest developers must suffer because of the sneaky/dishonest ones. I have several apps from good developers that I always have runnimg 100% of the time. Basically they each take incoming notifications, emails, texts, etc and read them to me through my bluetooth, then allow me to respond via voice. If I turn off the notifications, nothing works correctly. So now with 4.3 I'm forced to have my Notification Bar always full to retain the same functionality I had previously with an empty bar. I've contacted all the app developers, and there is NO WORKAROUND for this. So it's not fair to say "anyone worthwhile will fix their app" when there is no solution on their end.

    Note 3 -- Tapatalk
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