One of the biggest complaints after the HTC EVO View 4G received its Honeycomb update is that it is now impossible to hide the bottom tool bar on the screen. Since HTC chose to disable the hardware buttons in favor of the on-screen controls, this ever-present toolbar was deemed necessary, even when one attempted to watch a full-screen movie or play a full-screen game.
Luckily, several developers have come to the rescue with apps that hide this little annoyance, but the once I recommend is called No System Bar. It's currently free on the Android Market, and I confirmed that it does indeed work flawless on the EVO View.
So here's all you have to do:
- Download and install the app at the links below.
- Press "Hide System Bar," and allow the app root permissions when prompted by Superuser.
- Press "Exit," and then navigate to your app of choice and enjoy true full-screen mode.
Luckily, in case you ever get stuck somewhere and absolutely need those on-screen controls back, just push the power button briefly to turn the screen off, and then again to turn it back on. Your toolbar will reappear.
There are other apps out there that work similarly, but they're not all free, and some do have shortcomings, such as only allowing full-screen in landscape mode. So while No System Bar certainly doesn't have the flashiest user interface, it certainly does get the job done.