May 30th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Which Running Services Can Be Stopped?
I'm enjoying my recently rooted Dinc very much! However, I'm a bit anal at keeping running services at a minimum to preserve battery. Don't know why I'm that way... I have chargers available all over the place!
I keep Background data unchecked in "Accounts & Sync" unless I'm using the app market, and I have all other accounts unchecked all the time. In "Location", I have all unchecked unless I specifically need one, which really isn't very often.
I'm curious about the running services I see at bootup. They are HTC Sense, Settings, Calendar, Google Services, Messages, Google Play Store, Sync Service, and Gingerbread keyboard. Which of these are essential for the running of the phone? I'm guessing Gingerbread keyboard is, if I want to use that particular keyboard. I've stopped most of these while running, with no seeming ill effects. That, combined with my other choices, really seem to slow down the battery drain. (Or is it a placebo effect??)
I believe I have all the prerequisite apps, including Titanium Backup, Autostarts, Root Explorer, ROM Manager, Superuser, and Astro. Can I stop some of the above running services without running into problems? BTW... I don't care about syncing calendars or contacts. Just not necessary for me.
If the above is a bad idea... please say so! Not that big a deal. Thanks in advance!