I have not been able to find the consecuences of disabling the SystemUI app (com.android.systemui) on Android Lollipop. The tablet is rooted so to disable it I just have to send the command pm disable com.android.systemui on ADB.

So far no app has crashed or have I seen any issues. The soft buttons and the quick settings and notifications bar dissapeared. Does someone know if there are any other consequences?


Is it safe to disable com.android.systemui? from Stack overflow :

If you completely remove SystemUI.apk from the system, your device will hang on start-up and never fully boot again. Tried it before. ;) Framework-res and the system have some dependencies on SystemUI.

Please also read the comments where OP did what you proposed and is warned that it could result in soft bricking the device.

  • Thanks for answering though this is not about the consequences of removing the SystemUI but about disabling. +1 though for the useful information on the link, although not conclusive. – Storo Sep 11 '16 at 5:08
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    System UI deals with the Notification drawer, settings, Popups etc. Also many apps call these components. And when they do, you'll have continuous loop of crashes. – varunyellina Sep 11 '16 at 7:34

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