Previous OnePlus smartphone owners are used to hardware navigation buttons but the OnePlus 5T has switched to a software solution. These On-screen navigation buttons started appearing increasingly on smartphones in 2016, and by the end of 2017, they had become a regular. This navigation bar will reduce the size of the screen and is hatted by some users.
So, in this article, I’ll show you how to remove the navigation bar from the OnePlus 5T. If you like to tweak your Android phone regularly and experiment various custom ROMs on it, then the process of removing the Navigation Bar is not much difficult for you. The OnePlus 5T comes with a taller display as compared to the OnePlus 5 as the OnePlus 5T has an edge-to-edge display which was not present on the OnePlus 5.
There are various methods of removing the navigation bar from OnePlus 5T. In this article, I am going to execute this by editing the Xposed module. Now, let’s take a look at the Prerequisites which you have to complete before starting the process of Removing the Navigation Bar.
Before starting the steps, you have to first do the following things:
- You need to Unlock Bootloader of your OnePlus 5T.
- Install TWRP recovery and Root your OnePlus 5T.
- It is recommended that you take a full backup of your OnePlus 5T.
- You have to charge your smartphone at least 50%.
- You will have to Install Magisk on your OnePlus 5T. You can follow this guide to install magisk on your OnePlus 5t.
Steps to Remove the Navigation Bar from OnePlus 5T
Now, let’s check out the steps for removing the Navigation Bar form OnePlus 5T.
Step 1: First, you have to install the Magisk on your OnePlus 5T Smartphone, I have mentioned it in the Prerequisites section with the link.
Step 2: Download and Install the Xposed Framework and Xposed Installer.
Step 3: After completing the downloads, now you have to restart your device.
Step 4: After rebooting the device, now you have to download and install Gravity Box Nougat. You can get it on the Xposed repository or from the Xposed Installer app (search) on your device. Once you install Gravity Box, activate it in Xposed Installer.
Step 5: Now, you have to open the Gravity Box app. Navigate to the Navigation Bar tweaks menu, turn on the Master Switch and toggle the enable navigation bar option off.
Step 6: Again, reboot your device.
Step 7: You have to now open the Settings of your phone and go to Buttons menu. In that menu, you will see On-screen navigation bar option that wasn’t there before. Turn off this option if it is turned on.
Step 8: You can now go and disable the Xposed framework in Magisk manager and regain the trust of Safety Net.
Step 9: Finally, reboot your OnePlus 5T and your navigation bar would be nowhere to be found.
If the navigation bar remains there after rebooting, download a build.prop editor application and find this line
"qemu.hw.mainkeys=0". Now, change the 0 to 1.
Step 10: Again, reboot your device.
If you perform all the above-mentioned steps carefully, you will be successful in removing the navigation bar from your OnePlus 5T phone.
After removing the navigation bar, now the question arises How you will now navigate to your phone. So, I will also tell you the solution for this issue.
Install the Swipe Navigation app from the Google Play Store and control your smartphone using gestures. It is easy to use and you will definitely not going to use the navigation bar again in future.
So, this is all for this article. Hope with the help of the above steps, you have successfully removed the navigation bar from OnePlus 5T. This is the best working method for doing this task.
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