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Old June 13th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Is SystemPanelLite considered a 'Task Killer' ? and for those that think that Task Killers are harmful... would SystemPanelLite fall into that category? (even with minimal usage, like monitoring?)
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Day 2 with no task killers and I haven't experienced any need to kill apps. I've been using the phone heavily and battery life is much better.
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You could install Astro File Manager.....has no Auto kill functions and a kill when needed feature with it, and isn't loaded until needed. Plus gives you all kinds of other options like well...file management.
How do you get to the settings or use the task killer on Astro File Manager? I downloaded it, just to have something to see the files on my phone, but might as well try out the task killer if it's on there.
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How do you get to the settings or use the task killer on Astro File Manager? I downloaded it, just to have something to see the files on my phone, but might as well try out the task killer if it's on there.
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Day 2 with no task killers and I haven't experienced any need to kill apps. I've been using the phone heavily and battery life is much better.
Sweetness! yea I haven't killed un app in 3 months 2 days 54 min and 36 seconds!!!..haha j/k
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i fully charge my phone before i go to bed. i leave the wi-fi and sync on overnight. when i wake up (about 8 hours later), the battery loses a bar. (with no use while sleeping)

i turned off task killer last night. fully charged my phone and went to bed. when i woke up the next morning, the power was still 100%. it's now 12+ hours since i fully charged it and it's still at full bars. (with no use so far).
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i fully charge my phone before i go to bed. i leave the wi-fi and sync on overnight. when i wake up (about 8 hours later), the battery loses a bar. (with no use while sleeping)

i turned off task killer last night. fully charged my phone and went to bed. when i woke up the next morning, the power was still 100%. it's now 12+ hours since i fully charged it and it's still at full bars. (with no use so far).
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Is SystemPanelLite considered a 'Task Killer' ? and for those that think that Task Killers are harmful... would SystemPanelLite fall into that category? (even with minimal usage, like monitoring?)
It's not an automatic task killer, no. But you can use it to manually kill tasks. Subtle but significant difference.
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I hear ya. You can Google this topic and you will find allot of users that have had problems with the phone even with it just installed. I added another link of one such issue.
Going around the forums I can see that you are very adamant about not using task killers. My experience since June 4th and the Evo has been opposite and would appreciate your thoughts and opinions on it. Before using a task killer my battery wouldn't last the day. With me using a task killer now and having it auto kill what i choose every half hour, my battery lasts much much longer. Curious as to if I missed something in your warnings or not. Any feedback would be great! Thanks for the time!
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Going around the forums I can see that you are very adamant about not using task killers. My experience since June 4th and the Evo has been opposite and would appreciate your thoughts and opinions on it. Before using a task killer my battery wouldn't last the day. With me using a task killer now and having it auto kill what i choose every half hour, my battery lasts much much longer. Curious as to if I missed something in your warnings or not. Any feedback would be great! Thanks for the time!
Its great for the battery now, but in the end I fear you will be on here asking about other issues that will show up. One of which is notifications will all of a sudden stop working. I can agree that the battery life is to be somewhat testy. There are lots of suggestions out there for better battery life. But one that I have loved the most is this.

1. Root - do a full root and unlock NAND
2. Flash Fresh rom. Has no task killers and I can go 24+ hours with med to heavy usage without a charge and never have to kill an app and runs very smooth.

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1. I used this first: http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-evo-4g/91831-www-unrevoked-com-went-live.html

2. Then I followed this guide: [TUTORIAL] IDIOT-PROOF Root Guide! NAND Unlock and ADB Update!! - xda-developers

3. Lastly: (How-To) FULLY ROOT UNLOCKING NAND -WITHOUT- USING ADB IN 30 STEPS! - xda-developers

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[ROM] 6/17/10 | Fresh Evo 0.3 | apps2sd + compcache + battery tweaks + apk optimized! - xda-developers

Ok, so at first this looks like a lot to go through but its soooo worth it. While I didn't have to many issues with my battery before, I do love the difference.

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Ever since i uninstalled my task killer my battery is shit
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Ever since i uninstalled my task killer my battery is shit

Use a task killer then, no one is saying you are not allowed too. Thing is in a month or so when other things really crap out don't come complaining here. The post above you shows what I did to get past the battery issue. There are several posts everywhere in the forum about battery issues and all the fixes seem to be just a band-aid. HTC has admitted to saying its a hardware issue and I am sure it will get addressed in the future. I will tell you the steps I took to root and running fresh 0.3 kicks ass. I can go 24 hours without charging and no task killer needed.

If you had a task killer installed I have heard of some people needing to do a factory reset as well to start off without a task killer to begin with.

Hope this helps sorry you are having issues.

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http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/107065-just-got-off-phone-htc-they-now-know-what-causing-battery-drain.html
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ahh maybe the damage was already done in 4 days of killin tasks left n right? lol i'll have to read how to do a reset. Good idea. And i'm too rookie to start rooting, but thanks for your reply.
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ahh maybe the damage was already done in 4 days of killin tasks left n right? lol i'll have to read how to do a reset. Good idea. And i'm too rookie to start rooting, but thanks for your reply.

Anytime. Well when you get the nerve up to try root, it looks more complicated then it is. But I will always recommend you read everything and follow the directions to the tee.

To reset your phone to factory defaults (keep in mind this will wipe everything, but your paid apps will be waiting for you in the google market.)
From the home screen:
Menu/Settings/Privacy/Factory data reset.
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Thanks!

What's the best way to back up to my mac just click n drag folders?
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What's the best way to back up to my mac just click n drag folders?
Your SD Card won't get touched. So all the user data there from apps will be there for you when you reload them. No need to back those up. Titanium backup is good for backing up apps if you want, though I didn't have much luck with it. When I have whipped in the past I leave the SD card alone and when I reload an app to the phone the user data is still there .
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Another Evo here that's been Task Killer free all week, I noticed slightly more battery life almost immediately.
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If I do a reset will I loose my contacts?
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If I do a reset will I loose my contacts?

Not if you sync them with Google. After a reset when you log into your google account they will automatically load onto the phone. The only thing you will have to do is re-load your apps and re-customize the phone.
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this was a great read thanks for the info
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Interesting reads.

I'm new to Android and at first was constantly using the task killer, but then I decided it's getting ridiculous. I now load my most used applications and keep them from getting killed, which is around 6 applications. Everything else I let the task killer kill automatically and now I feel a lot less stressed about leaving apps open and also am worry free. I'll be retaining this behavior as I feel it's best of both worlds between battery life and apps opening quickly that are in memory.

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Great post with a ton of useful info.
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I think this is all garbage.. I have been a linux user for years and when we want to stop a service..... we Kill it. If it was bad I highly doubt network engineers would use $kill -9 <appname>
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Day 2 with no task killers and I haven't experienced any need to kill apps. I've been using the phone heavily and battery life is much better.
The only time to use a task killer is when you know something has a memory leak and it will cause your phone to run slower if its not used. For example older versions of firefox and some windows apps like internet explorer had memory leaks.

I like to use one and have for years. Never had any issues. It should just be personal preference.
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I think this is all garbage.. I have been a linux user for years and when we want to stop a service..... we Kill it. If it was bad I highly doubt network engineers would use $kill -9 <appname>
I understand what you are saying. I too am a Linux engineer and have been for sometime. I realize that Android is built on Linux but did you know that Android is smart enough to kill apps on its own? Do you realize how may people come here complaining about issues and we find out that it was their task killer that was causing the issue. This is an OS based on Linux. That doesnt mean its exactly like linux. I am going to try to say this in a nice way, but if you search these forums you will find.plenty of reasons why you shouldn't use one. I know I know your a "linux expert" but did you build Android? Just wondering.
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Bump. Go to the Market and search "SystemPanel App." Before I bought this app, I was firmly in the Task Killers are required crowd. But once SystemPanel App showed me what the Android OS is actually doing, I realized that Task Killers should be used VERY judiciously (e.g. poorly coded 3rd party apps). Just because an app is "running" doesn't mean that it is using memory.

I'm starting to think that the "low-tech" components of the EVO (the radios) are the primary culprit of battery drain. Not the OS...
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Bump. Go to the Market and search "SystemPanel App." Before I bought this app, I was firmly in the Task Killers are required crowd. But once SystemPanel App showed me what the Android OS is actually doing, I realized that Task Killers should be used VERY judiciously (e.g. poorly coded 3rd party apps). Just because an app is "running" doesn't mean that it is using memory.

I'm starting to think that the "low-tech" components of the EVO (the radios) are the primary culprit of battery drain. Not the OS...
Nice! You will be happy about the stress left behind when you realize that killing tasks is just not needed. I know I am.
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I know there are a bunch of threads about task killers, pro and con. However, this is my real world with and without comparison and observation.

First, let me just admit that I am new to Android. Been an iPhoner since gen 1, with At&t for 6 years. I love the EVO. I love Android. I love not feeling like a leper just because I want to use a different SMS program versus the stock one. Was it a transition, you betcha. But I'm not looking back.

Okay, to the point. I've been lurking on this and other android forums since getting the phone launch weekend. I've read a lot of threads about task killers paying special attention to those talking about how the OS is built to handle applications and by using a task killer, you're doing more harm than good. I have been using ATK. I set all the important stuff on the ignore list, I have the security setting set to low so I able to add all the com.xxxx.xxx goodies to the ignore list. I have kill frequency set to on screen black.

After reading another thread which linked to a blog about how the OS handles apps, I decided to turn off ATK and run completely stock. For the record, I'm running the latest update, no root, with Earth Rot live wallpaper. I'm not a gamer. Web browse, google voice, phone, text, weather. I restarted the phone with ATK disabled last night around 8pm EDT. By 3pm this afternoon, my phone would lag really bad when turning the screen back on and trying to perform any task. I'm talking like 5 - 7 seconds from clicking a contact in the favorites widgets until it actually made the call. I looked in the running services area and it said my free memory was only 15MB. To be honest, I'm not completely sure what the rest of the information at the bottom means, "xxMB in 0 Other: xxMB in 4". I have since turned ATK back on, rebooted and the device is running as expected and as evident in the past, will continue to do so.

So my question is, if task killers are indeed bad, and the OS is designed to handle apps on it's own, why did my phone's performance go down the toilet so quickly WITHOUT the task killer? I didn't do anything crazy like leave 4 different games running. When I close my browsers (Dolphin and xscope) I always hit menu, and exit, not just hit the home button. What are other people's real world experiences?
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Thanks for speaking up. I was not brave enough to post this, but I have had the same experiences as you when removing my ATK. My phone bogs down with very little available memory until I re-install ATK.
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You may have a bad app running in the background.

I haven't had a task killer since I had my old Hero. And I have never had a problem with lag.

One thing I do know is that Live Wallpapers adds a generous amount of lag.

Try the same test, but without live wallpapers, and see if it turns out better.

Another thing, the reason why most people say to not use ATK or another task killer is because most people don't set permissions for ATK to not kill certain process's, like Message, Phone, Clock.

Killing those process's can make a SMS message come in hours late, and can make your alarms never go off.

Some people have different results with different methods. Just use what works best with you, that's the wonders of Android. You now have a choice!

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I never let ATK run except when I use it to kill a process and then I also kill ATK so it isn't running. I never have had the issues you (the OP) listed. I think some other apps is causing this, sorry.
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Thanks for speaking up. I was not brave enough to post this, but I have had the same experiences as you when removing my ATK. My phone bogs down with very little available memory until I re-install ATK.
You should never be afraid to speak up about your experiences. Personally I don't use ATK's because of bad past experiences with them on my Hero. But just like with anything.. Perception and mileage may vary.
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i installed ATK before i read up on how the OS handles programs.. during my own daily use and unofficial testing, i agree with how the OS manages things and have come to my personal conclusion that it is not needed for the EVO i use.

for example, if i dont go to a certain sense screen after some time, then i do swipe over to said screen, it takes a few seconds to load the program (the friend stream app for example). then if i go back to home and then , say in a few minutes access the same sense screen, in this example friend stream, the program shows up immediately and refreshes at the same time..

even apps that are not on the today screen... i mean on the sense screen... but are in the apps list, some of those that i have not accessed in a while take a few seconds to initialize... those that i use semi frequently, take less time to load than the ones i rarely use.

also if i back out of a program if it has no "X" or "close" command in it, this does seem to unload the program from memory rather than just pressing the home screen or "tap and hold" to bring up other programs... doing the latter would keep the program in memory.

this is my experience. i do not use any task killers.

my phone is stock all the way with the latest htc update

i have all radios on 24/7 and have the nexus live wallpaper in the background.

i have Gtalk running 24/7 youtube app, a twitter program, fring and some other apps that are on sense.. the evo i use shows no lag.

of course YMMV but this is indeed my experience.
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With all due respect to the OP, your phone is heavily modified(arguably). While this thread has provided great discussion for inquiring minds, I do think your opinion on this matter carries less weight due to this. It is kind of like saying your truck gets 5mpg better than everyone else's and then we find out you have a different ECU, airbox, etc. and that you use a different fuel blend not readily available to others.


Anyway, I think the Android operating system is a great example of "chaos theory". A very short explanation is the first few sentences from Wikipedia:

Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, physics, economics and philosophy studying the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. This sensitivity is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation) yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general.[1] This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behaviour is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved.[2]

IOW, the "builders" of the android OS have no clue how developers will develop apps and therefore cannot determine the final outcomes as to how the app will affect the OS. It is those last words..."random elements" that throws a wrench in the spokes. There are lots of "random elements" running around inside our phones once we download everything we can get our hands on.

So, in theory, your initial posts and subsequent follow up posts are true(modified phone notwithstanding). In reality, I will use ATK due to the unpredictable potential chaotic nature of how apps interact with each other and the OS.
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With all due respect to the OP, your phone is heavily modified(arguably). While this thread has provided great discussion for inquiring minds, I do think your opinion on this matter carries less weight due to this. It is kind of like saying your truck gets 5mpg better than everyone else's and then we find out you have a different ECU, airbox, etc. and that you use a different fuel blend not readily available to others.

Personally, I use the "judicious" method using ATK. I have been an Android user for almost a year. There are some apps that do have "memory leaks". There are apps that "runaway". It is for those apps that I like to use ATK. I use my phone ALOT(sorry, I couldn't resist) in airplane mode. If you have an app with a memory leak, you will definitely notice it in airplane mode. Nothing like watching your battery drain before your very eyes. If you put your phone in airplane mode and then kill all apps, the battery will last about a month....without killing tasks you will last about a day or two. So to say idle apps don't use battery I think is wrong. I know, IN THEORY, they do not. In reality, they do. One of my favorite games(Air Control) does not "sleep" properly when "exit"ed. It must be killed. This used to be VERY apparent on the Samsung Moment when it would cause the screen to wake up about every 10 seconds unless I killed it.

Anyway, if you really wanted to do a test...put twp identical phones used identically and then put them in airplane mode. On one, just leave it as is. On the other, kill all apps. I guarandamntee you, the one with the killed apps will last SIGNIFICANTLY longer. In theory, it should not. In reality it will.

I think this is a great example of "chaos theory". A very short explanation is the first few sentences from Wikipedia:

Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, physics, economics and philosophy studying the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. This sensitivity is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation) yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general.[1] This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behaviour is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved.[2]

IOW, the "builders" of the android OS have no clue how developers will develop apps and therefore cannot determine the final outcomes as to how the app will affect the OS.

So, in theory, your initial posts and subsequent follow up posts are true(modified phone notwithstanding). In reality, I will use ATK due to the unpredictable potential chaotic nature of how apps interact with each other and the OS.
Thanks for your post, while yes right now I am rooted and running a custom rom so that I can remove apps that I just don't use the OS still performs the same. My wife also has an EVO that does not contain a task killer and she gets well over a days use out of her phone with moderate use. This is not my first android phone either. I have been on Android since January, my first was the Eris. At first I used to kill apps right and left and I am not saying that it will not gain you more battery life, it did, but the long term affect on the phone and its applications was much worse in the long run. Talked with a Linux engineer here that has a mytouch and he explained to me that Android didn't need a task killer. So I did the research and decided to run without one and wow what a difference. Not only did I stop stressing about what was running but I had a lot less force closes from apps and everything just worked like it should. I never rooted my eris nor my hero and life with Android couldn't be better. In my opinion if you don't want all the crap running in the back ground then don't install the app. If you don't want sprint crap running in the back ground then root so you can remove them. Its pretty simple really. If you want to run with a task killer then be my guest, I really don't care. The idea of this post is to give the new users to Android the information to decide if it will be right for them. If they want to kill apps all day long and stress about it then that's the choice of the user. I can't tell you how many times I have seen posts on here about problems someone is having just to find out they have been killing tasks that caused the issue. They reset to factory defaults, run without and everything is working again. So in closing, yes I did root my phone with the intention of removing apps I don't and won't ever use which frees up memory for the apps that I do use. Android will still manage them just fine.
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I just want to install it back to put Google Talk on autokill.
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Why not just disable the auto login?
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I do thank SirSlayer for all his work. But after reading most of the posts in this thread, and most of the posts on the geekfor.me link that SirSlayer put on his first post, I concluded the opposite of the recommendation.

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* Post #44 "I think the point that a lot of these kind of articles miss is that not all apps behave in an ideal manner..." and a lot of other similar thoughts.
* adseguy: For 95% of the time you don't want to use a task killer. Exactly. I'm worried about the 5% of the time!
* Repeated posts that swear by improved battery life
* the assumption that the only point of task killers is memory management and not cpu/battery mgmt.



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I do thank SirSlayer for all his work. But after reading most of the posts in this thread, and most of the posts on the geekfor.me link that SirSlayer put on his first post, I concluded the opposite of the recommendation.

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* Post #44 "I think the point that a lot of these kind of articles miss is that not all apps behave in an ideal manner..." and a lot of other similar thoughts.
* adseguy: For 95% of the time you don't want to use a task killer. Exactly. I'm worried about the 5% of the time!
* Repeated posts that swear by improved battery life
* the assumption that the only point of task killers is memory management and not cpu/battery mgmt.



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What amazes me is the fact that people are not paying attention. There are other apps that are not "task killers" that can help you kill a Hung app if you need it. I have mentioned it several times and they surve usually other much more useful features then auto jacking up your phone. So, had you read the rest of the posts you would have seen me agree that killing a Hung task might be needed, just use apps like astro file manager. Shows processes running and let's you stop an app that might be Hung. As for the battery issue I will say it again for the 20th time. you might get better battery now but will be reseting to factory defaults when the task killer is done jacking up your phone.

Quite frankly, I don't care if people use them myself. My goal here is to keep people informed, most of the responces we have had on this thread have been that the phone runs better without it.

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i got convinced after going through this thread to stop using my ATK. I want to ask though, do i used uninstall ATK and thats it? Or do i need to do a factory reset like some people are doing?
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i got convinced after going through this thread to stop using my ATK. I want to ask though, do i used uninstall ATK and thats it? Or do i need to do a factory reset like some people are doing? how do i disable it?

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^thanks. so do i just uninstall ATK and thats it? no factory reset...
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^thanks. so do i just uninstall ATK and thats it? no factory reset...
That's up to you. If after you uninstall every thing is running ok then I wouldn't do factory reset. But if you notice issues you might want to think about it.
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After reading these threads, I started thinking, that my new moto devour w/droid Os. this is like a small,fast, and powerful computer, (in lamons terms).i dont turn the power off of my laptop before i close everything out PROPERLY. so why close something on my phone if it is doing something, maybe updating,checking for virus, don't really know! but what i have found out is when i had an ATK and started killing apps. the apps i was killing was eating up my battery.when i read this forum i uninstalled it and noticed i can have my phone set to performance, instead of battery saver and my OS is using the most of my battery@82%, which i think is great. instead of the apps i was killing was still coming back to finish whatever,and having to start all over to do it. if that makes any sense. so in my opinion,and my phone,no task killer. just PROPERLY back out of the app. and the super smart phone will take care of the rest. thank-you for this forum
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I really do like this forum with pros and cons about all sorts of issues. As for task killers, I decided to try one - Automatic Task Killer. I like the way it operates - when the phone goes to sleep, it kills off any tasks that you've identified as candidates. To be honest, I've just started using it, but my first experience has been positive. When it went to sleep last night at 10pm at 100% battery, it woke up this morning at 5am with 98% battery. Maybe killers are good, maybe they aren't, but it doesn't hurt to try them out.
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when i had my N1 and called htc with issues they flat out told me android does not need a task killer it will kill programs on its own as it needs too. i also let them know that they needed better batterys before i would delete mine as it would run out in 2 hours or so.
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when i had my N1 and called htc with issues they flat out told me android does not need a task killer it will kill programs on its own as it needs too. i also let them know that they needed better batterys before i would delete mine as it would run out in 2 hours or so.
I would say look at the apps you have installed. There may be a third party app sapping all the resources. I have found that Asto File Manager has some tools that let you see what processes are running and the CPU usage they are using. If they are all 0's then I don't know. Are you constantly playing with your phone? My phone can go 24 hours without a charge....unless I launch a game.....then I can burn through it quite fast lol.

You could also look at the battery usage app under Menu/Settings/About Phone/Battery/Battery Use. This will tell you whats using the battery the most....then maybe you can go from there.
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I tried the ATK myself for 2 days. For ME, it gave me issues with getting notifications and i got tired of having to kill the same processes over and over and over. I removed it, rebooted the phone, and haven't had a problem with processes or notifications since. I agree that it "can" be useful to a certain degree, but only if used wisely to kill certain apps that are written poorly. But a complete task killing, memory freeing, battery helping, make my EVO golden, all-in-one click solution, it was far far from that. And for anyone wanting to "test" their systems by running it vs disabling it, try a full uninstall instead of just disabling if you have problems. If it works for you keep it, if not, toss it. Just my $.02. Not everyone's EVO's are configured the same with the same apps, so mileage may indeed vary.
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I must admit that forums such as this need to be more publicly advertised I have been using android since the G1 and I have always used task killers and have constantly come across problems with task killer restarting apps I such as clock and weather as well as blanking out my screen for 2-3 seconds when using auto kill feature I have since unistalled ATK and can say I have had no problems since.
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