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how to stop apps opening on their own (rooted)


  1. jplamb

    jplamb Well-Known Member

    Apps keep opening on their own. From other comments on the forum it is not possible to stop them opening. Is this different. For rooted phones? Thank you!

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  2. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    What apps do you wish to prevent from starting up?
  3. jplamb

    jplamb Well-Known Member

    currently running but not opened by me at the moment are

    Facebook
    Voice search
    goggles
    Liveware manager
    news and weather

    none of which i have used since the phone was turned on and i have used a task killer but they keep coming back

    I have start up program that stops programs from starting up when the phone is turned on but they only start after it has been running a little bit.
  4. They are not running. They are just cached. And you do not need a task killer. Every time you kill the apps, they will just load back up and use more battery. Just let Android do its thing.
  5. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

    If you are rooted, there are several ways to avoid the annoyance of seeing them. Probably the easiest is to freeze them using Titanium Backup.
  6. jplamb

    jplamb Well-Known Member

    I will have a look at titanium back up.

    they are using ram which slows apps down, when i use the task killer the ram frees up and apps run better
  7. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

    Not so. Apps cached in memory do not use CPU cycles or battery power, except for the tiny amount required to load them into memory. Of course, if you use a task killer to constantly kill them, forcing them to constantly reload...well, those tiny bits will mount up amazingly.

    In the atypical case that you truly have a runaway app that is eating battery because it is poorly coded, you should identify it with something like System Panel, and then delete it.
  8. Wuud52

    Wuud52 New Member

    You simply stated what you already know to be fact, and never addressed the concern of the poster. Here it is again.

    The running apps use up RAM. Not CPU Cycles or battery power as you stated, but RAM. When we kill the running apps, memory is freed up and the app I am trying to run works better or just works. For example, if too much RAM is used up with these background apps, then Netflix has problems and lags or does not run. When I do task killer and free up 200+ MB of RAM, Netflix runs flawlessly. How do we stop apps like Contract Killer, etc. from running when we are not trying to use them? is the question.
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