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    Hey guys and gals,

    I've searched the forums for an answer but only found posts from around 2010. That's about 4 years ago. And the answers were that you had to be rooted. Just wondering if there was a way to get rid of the battery icon without being rooted. If not, it just gives me more motive to go ahead and root my phone.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    Hey guys and gals,

    I've searched the forums for an answer but only found posts from around 2010. That's about 4 years ago. And the answers were that you had to be rooted. Just wondering if there was a way to get rid of the battery icon without being rooted. If not, it just gives me more motive to go ahead and root my phone.

    Thanks in advance!

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    Yeh as far as I am aware it can't be done without root-so my advice if you want to change the icons or remove is to go ahead and root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    Hey guys and gals,

    I've searched the forums for an answer but only found posts from around 2010. That's about 4 years ago. And the answers were that you had to be rooted. Just wondering if there was a way to get rid of the battery icon without being rooted. If not, it just gives me more motive to go ahead and root my phone.

    Thanks in advance!

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    Go ahead and root. Then you can finally use xposed and get the circular battery icon like you wanted

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Go ahead and root. Then you can finally use xposed and get the circular battery icon like you wanted

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    I'm gonna go ahead a do it. could you maybe point me in the correct direction of proceeding to root my phone? I'd appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    I'm gonna go ahead a do it. could you maybe point me in the correct direction of proceeding to root my phone? I'd appreciate it.

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    What android version are you on?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    What android version are you on?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    I'm running 4.4 on my Moto X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    I'm running 4.4 on my Moto X.

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    This is for the Sprint Moto X on 4.4
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2538896
    If you need more help you'll need to ask in the Moto X forum since I haven't done this myself

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    This is for the Sprint Moto X on 4.4
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2538896
    If you need more help you'll need to ask in the Moto X forum since I haven't done this myself

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Awesome, I appreciate it. I am gonna get down and do it when I get home. I'm pretty excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    This is for the Sprint Moto X on 4.4
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2538896
    If you need more help you'll need to ask in the Moto X forum since I haven't done this myself

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Well, what if I wanted to update to 4.4.2? I could still root, right? Its just that I am reading that sprint is rolling out their updates now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    Well, what if I wanted to update to 4.4.2? I could still root, right? Its just that I am reading that sprint is rolling out their updates now.

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    You mean update then root? Sure, but you'd then have to wait for a root method for that version. If you root first, don't take an OTA, as that will likely break root

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    You mean update then root? Sure, but you'd then have to wait for a root method for that version. If you root first, don't take an OTA, as that will likely break root

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    That's what I figured. I've read that the 4.2 update is making their devices a good amount snappier and I'm kind of interested in getting the update. I am really interested in rooting too. Very interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    That's what I figured. I've read that the 4.2 update is making their devices a good amount snappier and I'm kind of interested in getting the update. I am really interested in rooting too. Very interested.

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    It doesn't seem at all laggy with 4.4. Can't imagine how much better it could get

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    I rooted pre 4.4 and could not accept the update. No matter what I did, it wouldn't flash. However, I don't mind so much.

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    For anyone who is interested in doing this (must be rooted, busybox and a root file browser installed -I like FX) I changed mine using photoshop to create a black png the same size as the stock battery icons...

    here they are
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3kulch7r77qgn5j/WaJpVCJhDj
    - put them on your sd card

    Then I downloaded Ninjamorph, created a New Project - Opened system/app/SystemUI.apk (make sure to place a copy of this on your sd card using your root browser, you know, just in case).

    Once inside, I navigated to res/drawable-xhdpi where my icons are located. If yours aren't there they're probably in drawable-hdpi, drawable-mdpi or drawable-nodpi - look around for the "stat_sys_battery_#.png" files. I didn't need to change any framework files.

    Then I simply replaced all of the "stat_sys_battery_#.png" with their corresponding numbers and hit Finish Project. The status bar should force close -no biggie, just reboot. The only issue when I rebooted was that my wallpaper was reset to stock, again no biggie.

    Here are the results (fyi, my clock is hidden thanks to a Nova launcher option)
    Remove battery icon in status bar-screenshot_2014-04-11-20-53-14.png

    Oh yea, I am not responsible for whatever happens to your phone, do at your own risk etc (although its pretty damn easy)

    I'm on a Razr Maxx HD but I believe this process should work for most android devices.

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