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I have at least one alarm set to go off daily so the icon in my status bar is really pointless. Is there a way to make this icon hidden? (it's the icon next to the time in the status bar)

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No, for the same reasons detailed in this answer.

http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/1607/hiding-program-from-ongoing-activities-in-the-notification-bar/1612#1612

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That is not entirely true though, some apps allow to hide the notification. It is an app by app basis. –  Webs Sep 27 '10 at 20:08
    
True enough, although I was speaking to the stock alarm clock. –  Al E. Sep 28 '10 at 13:57
    
Ah, yup I would agree with what you have then. –  Webs Sep 29 '10 at 17:38
    
Is there any way to do it at a lower level with rooted access? Maybe replace the current stock clock/alarm app with a modified "stock" clock/alarm app? –  SAGExSDX Sep 29 '10 at 17:38

There is if you use the alarm app, Gentle Alarm. Besides the plethora of amazing features that app has, you can also turn off the notification bar icon and the app still runs in the background just fine. I've been running it that way for a long time.

On a semi-related note, my favorite feature of Gentle Alarm is the ability to keep alarms scheduled, but skip as many of them in order as you want. That way if you are on vacation for one day you can turn off scheduled alarm(s) for just that day and not be annoyingly woken up. I was on vacation for a week and was able to turn them all off and the following week I didn't have to remember to turn my alarms back on, already taken care of.

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Those sounds like some great features. I was hoping that there was a way to still use the stock alarm app AND hide the icon. but based on Al E's answer, it doesn't sound like you can. Getting an alternate alarm app was going to be a "if it annoys me enough" last-effort solution. –  SAGExSDX Sep 29 '10 at 17:33
    
Well I would recommend getting the app for not only the annoyance factor, but also all the other features too. –  Webs Sep 29 '10 at 17:37

In Gentle Alarm, you must go to the Settings and turn on Advanced Features. Then Other Preferences > Notifications, and then you are presented with many options for the type of notification or turning it off.

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if you are running Jelly Bean (or newer), there is the option of disabling all notifications from an app. The setting is per-app and can be found in Settings > Apps > (select the app) > uncheck the "Show notifications" box. The one caveat to this method is that the app will no longer show any notifications in the notification bar, but if that's acceptable to you than I've found this method to be an easy way to stop my notification drawer from filling up with unnecessary notifications.

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The questioner isn't talking about a notification. He's talking about the alarm clock icon that shows up on the right-hand end of the notification bar, with the Wi-Fi and battery indicators. Notifications are at the left-hand end of the notification bar. –  Dan Hulme Feb 5 at 22:50

Easiest way if rooted: You can use GravityBox, to hide the Alarm-Clock-Symbol.

  1. Open the app.
  2. Go to "Adapt Status Bar" (I don't know the exact English translation)
  3. Choose "Adapt Clock"
  4. Tick the box next to "Hide Alarm Symbol"
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Thanks. This is a great answer if I had stuck with the stock alarm clock. Been using Gentle Alarm for years since this question :) –  SAGExSDX Aug 8 at 15:46

You can download Wanam Xposed from the play store

Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ma.wanam.xposed

When you open the app you'll be instructed to install the framework (I've done it personally and haven't had any problems)

Once this is done go back to the original app and there will be many customizable features available including one for hiding the alarm clock icon

This is not my app just use it personally and find it great

I use stock JB 4.3 Rooted

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I achieve this with the app; Smart Alarm Free. It simply has a setting for it. Also it's a way better alarm app.

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