As shown in below screenshot: is there a way to remove the notification header, or at least replace it with a transparent image, on Android 4.3?

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    out of curiosity, why would you wanna do that?
    – Kmelkon
    Nov 11, 2013 at 7:48
  • This is why: img812.imageshack.us/img812/4079/ttza.png (it is my actual homescreen)
    – user45905
    Nov 11, 2013 at 19:16
  • how did you make the notification shade fully transparent ? I guess your problem is there not with the buttons themselves.
    – Kmelkon
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:30

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Not easily- no. The notification shade is part of the systemUI APK which will need to be de-compiled and reverse engineered to do so. I know of no custom ROM or MOD at this time which will allow for this behaviour; although posting this request on the relevant sub-forum for your device on XDA-dev might turn up a lead.

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