iPhone How to remove pulsating red bar when using microphone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macattila, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. macattila macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    I'd like to record audio discreetly with my iPhone 5. The IOS default Voice Memos app would be fine, but it displays a pulsating red status bar on the top of the home screen while using the devices microphone. Does anyone have a solution for that?

  2. Ryan Burgess macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2013
    I believe springtomize 3 has a setting that hides the recording status bar view. Idk if that's what it hides though so you might want to double check.
  3. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Doesn't seem to work on my 7.0.4 iPhone 5 with a legal (non-cracked) Springtomize 3 install.

    Other global functionalities work like:

    - animation speed setting to 0.3 (sadly, it can't be decreased to 0.0 to give instant animations - unlike with com.marcosinghof.noslowanimations, which I still prefer to Springtomize 3 in this respect)

    - faking the carrier

    Nevertheless, enabling "Recording" hiding doesn't work:

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  4. Bunnyfu macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    Same here, iOS 7.0.4, iphone 5S. Installed springtomize 3 mainly for hiding the annoying red recording bar. However, the config switch does not work...

    Is it working for anyone else, perhaps on non-arm64 devices?
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Doesn't work on 32-bit devices either - see my earlier post.
  6. macattila thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    Before starting the thread I also tried with a legal Springtomize 3 with iPhone 5 IOS 7.0.4, didn't work either.
  7. sinfool macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2014
    I just made a Flex patch for this (if not on the flex cloud yet, it should be shortly). Download Flex and search for the Voice Memos patch titled "Stealth Mode". :D
  8. macattila thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    At last! It works! With this my iPhone is complete. Thank you for your help sinfool!
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    You turn off the screen. It will still record w the screen off. ;)
  10. macattila thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    minimising risks

    Carlanga: yeah, but if in any case I'd touch the device I immediately got busted..

    Good bye big pulsating red bar :)
  11. sunny127 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2014
    It worked!! Thank you sinfool.

    It works great on my iPhone 5 IOS 7.1
    I bought the original version of Flex 2.
    I have to say that springtomize 3 didn't succeed hiding the red recording bar, but yours Flex Stealth Mode works fine.
  12. wave-forms macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2014
    I am attempting to create a Flex patch for this for the app "Heard" but I am having no luck whatsoever. May I please trouble you to help me identify the Target Method that controls the double height and red color of the status bar when it's recording in the background? I took a look at your patch, and I'm pretty sure it is not named the same in the Heard app.
  13. yupi macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2016
    Well done! But could you do it for IOS6? Thanks in advance for your reply!
  14. David Harris macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2016
    Having trouble locating Flex2, am hoping device doesn't have to be jail broken.? Can someone pls post link . . . IOS 9.3.4
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    Device has to be jailbroken to install flex

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