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  • Device: OnePlus One
  • Android: CM12 (0YL).
  • Status: Rooted, Xposed Framework installed.

Whenever I activate both USB tethering and Wifi hotspot, the icon appears in Notification bar to signify that multiple tethering connections are activated. The problem is whenever I disable wifi hotspot and USB tethering their corresponding icons disappear as usual but this icon ​ remains stuck in the bar. The icon disappears after reboot but that's not how I want to get rid of this icon.

I tried enabling (again) both USB tethering and wifi hotspot and disabling them altogether but the icon always persist.

What should I do to get rid of this icon other than to reboot?

Edit: What's the reason behind this issue?


I want to avoid Factory-reset or flashing the ROM.

  • Brandon couldn't comment but wanted to say: "I have my icons get stuck or not show up a lot on the notification bar. Most of the time when I reboot to recovery and wipe the system cache it fixes it. Try that" – Firelord Jul 24 '15 at 21:50
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    I also have this problem on CM12.1, the tethering icon doesn't go away after turning off tethering . I normally just solve it by simply rebooting the phone. After wiping the phone I still had this problem. – Thomas Vos Jul 25 '15 at 8:38
  • @SuperThomasLab It must be a bug then if it exists in CM12.1 as well. Did you encounter any related bug report? – Firelord Jul 25 '15 at 15:25
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    I can't test this for you, becuase unfortunately I don't have CM12 anymore (see my latest question), but you maybe can use Tasker and add something like,when tethering switched off -> force stop tethering/remove notification. – Thomas Vos Jul 27 '15 at 10:38
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    @SuperThomasLab As far as my findings are concerned, tethering is not a specific app but a part of Settings activity (.SubSettings), but force-stopping Settings doesn't help. Checking the notifications, I see that tethering notification is under the direct control of Android system (pkg=android) so force-stopping is not an option for it using Tasker. – Firelord Jul 27 '15 at 13:14
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I have my icons get stuck or not show up a lot on the notification bar. Most of the time when I reboot to recovery and wipe the system cache it fixes it. Try that.

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    I possibly won't try this because I don't know why your solution (or how exactly it) would fix the issue. But thank you for answering, and I've added the body as a comment on the question if this answer gets deleted for some reason. // On a side note, could you mention for how long after fixing the cache you didn't face this issue again? – Firelord Jul 24 '15 at 22:13

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