09-07-13 11:04 PM
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  1. pvphooman's Avatar
    I've done this reliably many times and now I hope someone else can confirm that it works for them. Here's what I do:

    1. Restart the phone
    2. I immediately open Taskmanager which I previously downloaded from BlackBerry World (the one made by amitgosh).
    3. At this point I see a blue progress bar since Taskmanager is an android port...this means the Android runtime is still loading.
    4. I scratch my arse while I wait for it to load.
    5. Bingo. No bar in any of my Android ports!
    Attachment 198391
    Attachment 198375
    Above is a screenshot from Ghost Commander (another Android port I got from BlackBerry World). Notice the runtime version and notice there is no bar.

    Note: this should be done each time the phone is restarted unless you want the bar there.

    - aBBuser STL00-3 10.2.0.1047 new unlocked Android runtime
    Last edited by pvphooman; 09-04-13 at 04:00 AM.
    09-04-13 01:28 AM
  2. emprize's Avatar
    how can u use the back button in android app if u remove the android bar?
    09-04-13 01:30 AM
  3. pvphooman's Avatar
    how can u use the back button in android app if u remove the android bar?
    From bottom bezel, swipe up then to one side then back down. Kind of like an upside down U. That is the gesture to go back for all android ports.

    - aBBuser
    09-04-13 01:35 AM
  4. GP540's Avatar
    Swipe like a peek but at a slight left angle

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    09-04-13 01:36 AM
  5. whitezee10's Avatar
    how can u use the back button in android app if u remove the android bar?
    Hhaha the black bar is there because of you!

    You swipe 45 degrees to the left from the bottom bezel as far as I can remember. Or I could be wrong.

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    09-04-13 01:37 AM
  6. ndewa2's Avatar
    how can u use the back button in android app if u remove the android bar?
    U don't know that?
    U just need to slide from the middle and slide it to left
    09-04-13 01:37 AM
  7. emprize's Avatar
    sounds great and how about menu button? if gesture can do this too then remove the bar really a good idea
    09-04-13 01:39 AM
  8. emprize's Avatar
    Hhaha the black bar is there because of you!

    You swipe 45 degrees to the left from the bottom bezel as far as I can remember. Or I could be wrong.

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    haha, but i still prefer if we can choose to hide or show the bar like in 10.1
    PostMortem and blicked like this.
    09-04-13 01:41 AM
  9. pvphooman's Avatar
    sounds great and how about menu button? if gesture can do this too then remove the bar really a good idea
    Menu is invoked by swiping down from the top bezel.

    - aBBuser
    09-04-13 03:13 AM
  10. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Have the Z10 and prefer the bar being there, more convenient for me. But the option should be there for those who wish to hide it.
    09-04-13 03:46 AM
  11. caheocoi's Avatar
    I've done this reliably many times and now I hope someone else can confirm that it works for them. Here's what I do:

    1. Restart the phone
    2. I immediately open Taskmanager which I previously downloaded from BlackBerry World (the one made by amitgosh).
    3. At this point I see a blue progress bar since Taskmanager is an android port...this means the Android runtime is still loading.
    4. I scratch my arse while I wait for it to load.
    5. Bingo. No bar in any of my Android ports!
    Attachment 198391
    Attachment 198375
    Above is a screenshot from Ghost Commander (another Android port I got from BlackBerry World). Notice the runtime version and notice there is no bar.

    Note: this should be done each time the phone is restarted unless you want the bar there.

    - aBBuser STL00-3 10.2.0.1047 new unlocked Android runtime
    I repeated your list from 1 to 4 but it did not work. Android bar still appear even in Task Manager app.
    I'm on 10.2.0.1443 leak with unlocked runtime.
    09-04-13 04:02 AM
  12. etnt7's Avatar
    how can u use the back button in android app if u remove the android bar?
    From the bottom diagonally to the upper left.


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    09-04-13 05:01 AM
  13. etnt7's Avatar
    From bottom bezel, swipe up then to one side then back down. Kind of like an upside down U. That is the gesture to go back for all android ports.

    - aBBuser
    From the bottom diagonally to the upper left. This is the right way


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    09-04-13 05:02 AM
  14. senel's Avatar
    Doesnt work on 1443 (Q10)

    Rebooted->opened taskmanager->bar is still there

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    09-04-13 05:17 AM
  15. PostMortem's Avatar
    It is weird, there have been times when the bar will not show for me (prefer it that way), but I can't say that I know why-yet. I've noticed it with Google Maps 7.1 and other Android side loads.

    Will try your method.

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    09-04-13 06:55 AM
  16. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    I don't get the hangup over the bottom bar. It doesn't bother me one bit...
    09-04-13 07:05 AM
  17. PostMortem's Avatar
    I don't get the hangup over the bottom bar. It doesn't bother me one bit...
    No worries then. Everyone has their preferences.

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    09-04-13 07:08 AM
  18. WJF84's Avatar
    Sigh, this does not work. There's a known intermittent bug where the bar disappears.

    Disclaimer: I did not complete the 'scratch my arse' step as described. Not sure how important that is.

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    toobs623 and Sashko like this.
    09-04-13 10:36 AM
  19. tonytraj17's Avatar
    No go on Q10 with 1443 with unlocked runtime

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    09-04-13 11:03 AM
  20. pvphooman's Avatar
    Darn I hope it would work on others. I may have done something else with the runtime such as disable Android Live Wallpapers, Bubbles, Black Hole, and PicoTTS using that app called Ghost Commander...
    I didn't want to give too much details on this without knowing for sure.

    - aBBuser
    09-04-13 11:52 AM
  21. tonytraj17's Avatar
    I somehow got the bar to dissappear on the z10 but not using your method. I don't know what I did and don't want to mess with it lol

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    09-04-13 07:18 PM
  22. KemKev's Avatar
    Sigh, this does not work. There's a known intermittent bug where the bar disappears.

    Disclaimer: I did not complete the 'scratch my arse' step as described. Not sure how important that is.
    Maybe that's why it didn't work - LOL!
    09-04-13 07:40 PM
  23. emprize's Avatar
    anyone success?
    09-04-13 08:36 PM
  24. AndreyLepher's Avatar
    i would love if ir worked on 10.2
    09-04-13 08:40 PM
  25. absolut20's Avatar
    Sad to hear its not working - hope somebody can find a workaround for this. I don't like the idea of losing screen real estate on my Q10 with my sideloaded apps.
    09-04-13 09:14 PM
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