I have lost the status bar, i.e. battery strengh, 3G, signal strengh, etc. How do you retrieve it back? Most likely a hard reset, but I would like to avoid that.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
Are you currently using any home replacement apps, or "launcher" apps? Those have settings to hide the status bar with certain swipes of the screen, I would check your settings if you have any type of app like that.
Are you still missing your notification bar? I would like to assist you if you are. I see you are aware of one of the ultimate troubleshooting steps. Please advise me if you still need help so I may further assist. Thank you.