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  1. draeconix

    draeconix New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, so I have had my Moment a week or two and have noticed something peculiar. Apps start up on their own. We are talking weird stuff. The thing is they start evenif I haven't used my phone. I can kill them using a task killer but they keep coming back. Is this a part of android or can it be fixed?
     

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  2. NegusDropout

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    Another app that you are using may be calling for them in the background. That also may be required apps too. What apps are you speaking of?
     
  3. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie Moderator

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    Care to be specific? Certain apps like mail, sms, voicemail, voice control run by default. Other seemingly useless things like weather channel also run even if you install another weather app. The only way to alter this that I'm aware of is to root the phone (check out zefie's roms). OTH, this isn't windows mobile and I'm of the opinion that you don't really need to monitor the running apps too closely. I've dutifully killed these apps in the past and haven't noticed any great difference in performance. Though installed, I rarely use ATK these days.
     
  4. draeconix

    draeconix New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Moxier Mail
    Sprint Navigation
    Gmail (probably trying to get messages.)
    Instant messaging (Not Messaging)

    These are the most recent ones I can think of but there have been others too. It doesn't bother me so much when I know I have used the app recently. What bothers me is some of these start for no reason. It is almost like someone else is controlling my phone.


    Is there anyway to shutdown the browser besides hitting the Home key?
     
  5. N*TE

    N*TE Well-Known Member

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    dont know what browser your using but i use dolphin browser...and i suppose you can hit menu--->exit.
     
  6. draeconix

    draeconix New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not sure what browser it is exactly. It is whatever comes standard on the Moment.

    As for the apps, my phone has been plugged in for a couple of hours now and all apps had been killed after plugging it in. There are now 6 apps in the list:

    Instant Messaging
    Voicemail
    Sprint Navigation
    Moxier Mail
    Messaging - Recieved a text message so this is accounted for.
    Gmail - Recieved e-mail notification of reply to this thread so this is accounted for.

    The other four I am unsure about. I have not touched the phone since I plugged it in.
     
  7. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

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    I now use steel instead of the default. It works very well but takes some getting used to. Anyways, with this program you can fully close it down by holding the back arrow for 2 or 3 secs. It's great for when I have multiple windows open and I want it all to close down.
     
  8. latinmaxima

    latinmaxima Well-Known Member

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    Instant messaging if you logged in and don't sign off and exit will contitnue to run when trying to see if you have message.s Moxier shouldn't be running unless you have set it up. Sprint Navigation starts if you didn't go to the home screen and hit menu and exit. Voicemail polls for new messages since you can receive a message without your phone ringing and the other two you have accounted for. Try these few tips and see where you get with that?
     
  9. draeconix

    draeconix New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Never logged into IM. Never setup Moxier. Not sure about Sprint Navigation. Voicemail I understand.

    You can add these to my list as well.
    NFL Mobile
    Documents To Go
    Sudoku Free
    Bluetooth File Transfer
    Android Market


    I have not accessed these at all except for the market. Sudoku is the only one I even had a link to on the Home screen.
     
  10. joeykrim

    joeykrim Well-Known Member

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    i have noticed the same programs starting on their own and running in the background on my phone. i never used moxier and never wanted to along with quite a few of the other apps you listed, like NFL mobile, and sprint navigation.

    the only method i could find was to root the phone and remove them. i have them backed up on the sdcard and reinstalling them literally would take me 15-20 seconds. most of them i wont ever use and was tired of them consuming resources on my phone.

    i know there is a program called startup auditor found in the market for around $1 which i've read around here lets you change which programs load when the phone starts up, but i haven't used it.
     
  11. martonic

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    Hi! What is "TTS Service Extended" and is it safe to remove? :confused:
     
  12. joeykrim

    joeykrim Well-Known Member

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    never seen it running on my samsung moment. was it installed as part of a diff program? where do you see this application listed? is it always running on your phone?

    Text to Speech Service?
    this might answer your question - here
     
  13. martonic

    martonic Active Member

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    Duh! Thank you! :D
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    I got rid of alot of the stock apps, and it does make give a performance boost. Got rid of Moxier(dont use it), Nascrap, NFL, AutoUpdater(dont want sprint patching my phone on the fly) and a few others.
     
  15. martonic

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    I also got rid of "Photo & Video Places":

    xms-android-1.0.42-prod.apk :D
     
  16. chibucks

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    it's safe to remove - for me, this had to install this when i used speakpad (where it talks what you type).
     

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