Best Autostart/Startup killer for root


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  1. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was wondering what you guys use to kill unneeded apps at startup. Right now I am using Startup Manager, but I don't feel like it's doing the job right. Any other suggestions?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong topic, but I figured it did have to with rooted apps :eek:
     

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  2. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    i use autostarts. that's autostarts with an "s".

    it works perfectly.

    also, just to clear things up. this isn't a task killer. it changes a file that makes it so the application never starts up in the first place. the app will of course still start and work when you ask it too, but it won't start up at boot anymore.

    i put FM radio, Footprints, Backup assistant, and a few others on this list so that they don't start up on boot.
     
  3. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    that's what i'm looking for. i already use adv task killer, i don't need one of those. i just want something that'll stop stuff like the fm radio, people, footprints, etc. from booting with my phone. it's just annoying.

    also, i can't find autostarts (with an s) in the market. only autostart (root). i just downloaded startup cleaner. what do you guys think of that one? it seems to work but stuff like footprints and fm radio aren't listed in the apps to disable... i think maybe because this one doesn't require root it's not showing me everything?
     
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    thirtyfour41 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    nevermind, found autostarts... wasn't looking hard enough :)
     
  5. ooz

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    The great thing about Autostarts is it lists not only the After Startup trigger for apps to load but many other triggers, such as connectivity state change. This is helpful for stopping those apps that just seem to always be on running in the background. I was having trouble with Amazon MP3 until I found it in multiple triggers.

    ++++1 for Autostarts
     
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    thirtyfour41 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah, it's nice how you can disable so much. only thing is i think i disabled something i shouldn't have and now my camera isn't working. thank god i made a nandroid yesterday. now i just gotta restore whatever apps i changed and uninstall the ones i didn't. hope this works. :rolleyes:
     
  7. snake11eyes

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    I just got autostarts. When I went into it for the first time and some apps already had a line through them. Did this happen to anyone else.
     
  8. jasonb1985

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    i noticed this too. not sure whats up with that.

    autostarts has been working flawlessly though so far.
     
  9. snake11eyes

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    Yea works great I love it. I guess it doesnt matter I dont use any of the apps it disables. If that's what its doing.
     
  10. actofgod

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    glad I found this thread, I'm on it!
     
  11. mmoreimi

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    I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. I have the Droid Incredible with 2.2. The phone was rooted using Unrevoked 3.21 and I'm just running stock SenseUI. Prior to launching Autostarts, I made sure to enable USB Debugging and then I proceeded to disable startup for a few different applications. Some of them were "system" and non-system apps. I did this under the 2nd section "..after phone is booted". When I go to my task manager app, I still see a bunch of the same garbage started up. When I go back into Autostarts, the apps still have the "disabled" line going through it. help...?
     
  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

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    You don't really need an app like this or a task killer. The apps that start automatically take up very, very little of your memory on your phone and don't impact it's performance in any appreciable way.
     
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    if rooted and dont use app, why not delete it?
     
  14. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    also very true. i like to keep my phone as empty as possible.
     
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    just because you dont want it to start on boot doesnt mean you dont want to have the app available for use. facebook, fm radio, foursquare, MLB, state farm are a few that startup on boot for me. I want those apps but dont need them to run on boot.
     
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    true, but any app you're not gonna use can be deleted off of the phone.

    for others autostarts is a great app.
     
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    I use Autostarts and love it.

    But, I recently installed Worldmate, which is great but it keeps showing RemoteFilesSyncService under running services and I've been all through Autostarts but can't find where this service is starting. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  18. mmoreimi

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    So were you able to successfully stop those apps from starting up? I have MLB, FM Radio, State Farm, AK Notepad, etc.. that I tried to stop from starting up and when i reboot my phone and look at my running tasks, they are still there.
     
  19. A.Nonymous

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    If you're running 2.2 they'll still be there. Your app kills the tasks and basically causes them to crash and burn. Because apps crashing and burning causes instability in the system, Android is designed in 2.2 so that it immediately restarts apps that crash. So you've got a nice little loop. Your app kills these tasks. Android starts them up. Your app kills them. Android starts them up. Lather, rinse, repeat. You actually end up draining more battery with this loop when leaving the tasks running doesn't impact performance on the phone at all.
     
  20. mmoreimi

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    I understand what you mean, but I'm only using Advanced Task Killer to monitor the current running processes after booting up the phone. I'm wondering why when I disable several startup items via Autostarts and then reboot...why they start up again? Is autostarts just another automated task killer that just stops a process after it has already started and is therefore triggering the loop you're talking about? If so, then isn't there some type of app out there that acts more like msconfig in Windows that makes it so it doesn't startup in the first place?
     
  21. spruleme

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    Autostarts edits the trigger files as someone stated, so this means that the process is never started. Now to clearify about infinite loops caused by disabling a startup entry, most of the time if you disable something with autostarts and you notice terrible lag then you have disabled a service for that particular app. If your app relys on communicating to that service it will crash and go into the infinite loop. So to sum up, some apps need this service at startup to run correctly. Autostarts doesn't kill apps merely stops them from starting. Run logcat live wallpaper if u need to question this functionality. Also this is the only app that operates in this fashion to my knowledge on android. My boot time is 10x faster with using autostarts. FTW! moto droid with ss rom.
     
  22. starrychloe

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    Gemini app manager also handles auto-start apps and the other triggers. It lists them by app.

    Incorrect that auto-start apps do not affect performance. When riding the subway and the connection is dropped and reestablished 100 times it auto starts each app with On Connectivity Change. For 10 apps, that's like launching Facebook 1000 times. Not only that, but each time it starts it tries to send data to its server, with a weak connection, wasting more battery.
     

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