Stopping Apps Launching...Support


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  1. markfireblade97

    markfireblade97 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Again, probably an old one, but how do I stop certain apps launching automatically, when I don't want them to? This is not just after switching the phone on, but at various times during the day, even after I've force-closed them.
    The usual culprits are Facebook, Footprints (whatever that is), Flickr, Orange Messenger, Orange Photo uploader etc etc etc. All things I don't use, and don't want running in the background.
    The phone is on Orange and Android 2.2.

    Thanx
    Mark
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Unless you root, there's nothing you can do.
     
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    markfireblade97 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cheers Dan

    Looks like it's worth rooting for the extra control over the phone, even if I don't flash a new ROM??
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    If you root your current rom, control wise, you can do the same.

    There is a root app called autostarts, but I have found it is not preventing all apps from start up.

    I will investigate this further (before you do anything).

    Some things I end up removing from the rom that start up (and I dont use)
     
  5. sare99

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    I would be interested to see what you come up with on this one (if anything) Dan as I also force close the majority of apps Mark refers to in his post via the "Manage Applications" programme as I don't use them but later see them back up again and in my running list.

    I might just have to live with it by the sounds of things though as I am not rooted and can't even contemplate such a scary sounding procedure. :eek:
     
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    +1 here
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    There are apps for non rooted, but essentially they are task killers.

    I found an app on xda called autorun killer for root, but it didn't list all my apps.

    The only thing I can think is root and remove the apps you don't use.
     
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    markfireblade97 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's handy - can I root without flashing a new rom and delete the Orange crap etc I don't want?
     
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    markfireblade97 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cool.
    OK for Froyo on Orange...???
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    It shouldn't matter what rom you are on for the removal of apps.

    I have heard some reports of getting sim locks on orange so it may be best to create a new thread in the rooting forum requesting advice from people who have rooted from Orange branded desires...
     
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