I'm using MIUI rom and in the Philippines, the carrier name is pretty long. "Globe Telecom-P" and it takes up a lot of status bar space. Gah. Is there a way to hide this?

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    As far as I remember, Phono can replace the carrier name with a logo. Maybe you could give that a try and report back? If it does solve your issue, I will make it a more detailed answer. – Izzy Apr 10 '13 at 10:01
  • Thanks for this suggestion. It doesn't seem to work. I can see my carrier's logo come up like a standard notification, but like a standard notification, it goes away, too. I wonder why it's working pretty well in the screenshots. – radj Apr 10 '13 at 15:21
  • It's quite a while ago I used it last time. It's icon went to the very left of the navigation bar. I last used it on Gingerbread... Have you checked its settings? According to its tips & tricks section, there's an option to hide the icon from the status bar. Other hints to find there as well. Could also be a device specific problem, so you might want to contact the dev. – Izzy Apr 10 '13 at 15:32
  • Hmmm. I think Phono works but there's a problem with my ROM. It's a new beta one, I forgot to add. I now remember in older ROM versions when there are notifications that you set to show persistently on the status bar, it would stay there and stay over the carrier but now the carrier name gets priority. It happens with other app notifications, too. – radj Apr 11 '13 at 1:19
  • In that case, the issue is better addressed in the ROMs forum. The devs should know what they changed, and whether/where there's an option to adjust that behaviour. – Izzy Apr 11 '13 at 6:10

Phono is able to replace the carrier's name with a logo:

Phono (source: Google Play; click image to enlarge)

Take a look at above screenshot. See the T logo in the upper left, on the notification bar? That's placed by Phono. It additionally offers a bunch of widgets to show you network strength and other things, plus some shortcuts (as shown in the screenshot).

I used Phono successfully on HTC stock ROMs as well as with CyanogenMod. Though your seem to have issues with your current Beta-ROM, those might hopefully be fixed with an update, so Phono will work on that, too -- otherwise it might still help you in case you decide to switch ROMs :)

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    On Moto X/4.4.2 at least, Phono adds a logo but the carrier text remains – misterben Feb 7 '14 at 8:14

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