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Old December 25th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is the fast reboot app useful or bad for android phones? is it like a task manager/killer? would you recomend it?

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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you provide the link in Google play for the specific app you're referring to?
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you provide the link in Google play for the specific app you're referring to?
Apparently, Iím the only person in the entire world that can copy and paste stuff like Fast Reboot:
Simulates a reboot by closing/restarting all core and user processes and thus frees up memory. Your phone should be much snappier after using Fast Reboot.
Iíve used that app for years. I have no idea if it does anything worthwhile but it does seem to keep the tigers away; havenít seen one since.
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I use it when I need to free up ram quickly.
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It reboots the shell instead of the whole process of loading the bootloader and OS from nand. HTC Sense has the same functionality built in.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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. . . Iíve used that app for years. I have no idea if it does anything worthwhile but it does seem to keep the tigers away; havenít seen one since.
Likewise I have used Fast Reboot for a long time and always wonder whether its reboots do anything worthwhile. Fast Reboot *does* present an impressive list of the apps and processes that it says it has restarted, but after a reboot all the apps are all still in their exact same condition as before the reboot - all the webpages are still loaded in the web browser, the cursor is still in the same place in the text document that I was editing, etc.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The reboot app(s) don't strike me as anything more than task killers. Given that the OS will refill that RAM as quickly as possible, is it worth running to begin with?
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I just started using this program and it works well. It frees up a ton of RAM very quickly but as the previous poster said the phone just restarts most all the programs and it fills up pretty quickly again. But if your phone is getting quirky or laggy because you haven't rebooted it in a few days and you just want a quick fix to complete what you are doing without a full reboot then it works well for that. I guess it's a temporary (very temporary) fix for a minor problem. I have not noticed any detrimental effects using the program and since it's free I guess it's okay even if it's somewhat of a placebo app!
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The reason it gets refilled is that Linux (of which Android is a derivative) behaved MUCH differently than say, Windows. The philosophy is that empty RAM is wasted RAM, so the kernel will leave apps open, but not running (whereas with Windows, open = running). This is how you can hit the home button, send an SMS, and jump back to your previous app and find that it's still open. It can be quite advantageous.
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I use Quickboot, but it sounds like Reboot is different. I really like Quickboot, works very well. You can also place an icon on your home screen called PowerOff. Just tap it and phone shuts completely down. Or, using the Quickboot icon, you can reboot, reboot into Recovery or bootloader mode. You can find the app here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.siriusapplications.quickboot&featur e=search_result#?t=W10.
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I use Quickboot, but it sounds like Reboot is different. I really like Quickboot, works very well. You can also place an icon on your home screen called PowerOff. Just tap it and phone shuts completely down. Or, using the Quickboot icon, you can reboot, reboot into Recovery or bootloader mode. You can find the app here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.siriusapplications.quickboot&featur e=search_result#?t=W10.
This same functionality is built into many custom roms.
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I really like Quickboot
But we canít all use it:
Root access to your phone is required to use this application.
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If you don't mind wasting your battery, because this will with the restarting of all the apps it's just closed then sure it's fine. It's really not needed though unless you have a runaway app running in the background hogging ram and CPU cycles. Your better off finding the apps that are giving you trouble by monitoring their CPU and memory usage and killing those apps individually with the built in task manager (settings>appilications>running applications).

Netflix is a good example of this. After I quit watching a movie and exit the app, Netflix runs at around 20% cpu usage, even though it's a cached process. This would of course waste some battery, and possibly slow down the phone. By rights since it's cached, Android will close it if it needs the memory for something else. But usually it would sit in cached for hours. So, I make sure to force stop Netflix after I'm done watching a movie.
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Sounds like a bug in their app
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And for me, it's the only instance that truly justifies a task killer
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