Firstly I apologise if this question has already been asked. I've looked around but have been unable to find the correct answer.

Currently I am using a neat little app called SMS Popup which disables the message preview from showing in the status bar. I therefore disabled notifications in the stock SMS app all together.

If I were to root my HTC Desire X then can I modify a file so I can then disable the message preview from being displayed in the status bar? I like it how SMS Popup will change the notification to say "New message from Joe Bloggs". Just wondering if I could do this myself by amending some code?

Any help is greatly appreciated.