I tried to pull SystemUI.apk on my Samsung Android Pie/OneUI and it seems like it's either in some other directory than /system/app or has been renamed. I tried to pull this through adb. Tried different cases for it but didn't work. To anyone curious, I want to modify me status bar icons. Does someone know where it might be located?

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    Is your device rooted? Because modifying a system app requires root permissions. – Robert Jun 19 '19 at 11:41
  • No it's not. I didn't know it won't work without rooting. The guide I was using didn't make it clear. – Sbeve Sbren Jun 20 '19 at 14:21

Since Android 4.4, all privileged system apps including SystemUI have been moved to /system/priv-app.

  • P.S. You could've figured this out on your own with a simple find command... Also, the fact you're looking for it under the old path likely means you're following a very old guide which might not work now either. – Andy Yan Jun 20 '19 at 1:03
  • Yea I think the same. Thank you. – Sbeve Sbren Jun 20 '19 at 14:20

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