Un install task killers on your phoneGeneral

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  1. ucraj510

    ucraj510 Well-Known Member

    Hey, I was just reading that task killers don't actually save your battery life but actually harms your phone. So I un install my task killers for about a week now, and my phone is running a whole lot smoother and the battery life is just normal.

    I think you should give it a try. I am on metro pcs running the newest cm7

  2. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    you might want to try auto memory manager and sd booster, never use ATK it will kill your phone.
  3. ucraj510

    ucraj510 Well-Known Member

    ooh iil try them, what do they do?
  4. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    sd booter speed up you sd read/write time, faster loading of pictures and apps if they are install on your sdcard.

    auto memory manager will free up memory depends on your settrings and keep you phone running fast.
  5. ucraj510

    ucraj510 Well-Known Member

    hey what speed u set ur thing for the sd booster, like the kb thing
  6. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    ATK is not good? i hadn't had any problem with it, can u tell me how is it bad so i can also remove it as well...
  7. Lennatron

    Lennatron Well-Known Member

    Well task killers kill apps and things. The problem is the Android System manages this on its on, eventually these apps/processes startup again and are then killed, again. This uses more battery and it your phone will not run as smooth because Android already tries to manage this on its on. You can remove it buy going to: Settings > Applications> Manage Applications > Find task killer > Click on it > Click uninstall.
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  8. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    what they said, and cause your phone to lag, linux runs different than windows.

    set speed for 2048, and it should run smooth and fast.
  9. Tony12

    Tony12 Member

    I just did this and notes a big in-cress in performance i got a stock phone though i just installed go launchers task killer thing i like it much better it shows the load on the phone. and i now there is something on. What is auto memory manager and will it work on a stock phone?.
  10. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    your right got rid of it, & runs alot smoother notice the difference...
  11. Scur

    Scur Well-Known Member

    What are the differences between Auto Memory Manager and CacheMate? Is AMM the better option?
  12. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    cachemate is for cleaning cache, like say the internet cache that builds up and slow down your browser/phone, and AMM free up memory to keep your phone running at top speed.
  13. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member

    I wrote a short explanation for those who would like to understand why a task killer does more harm than good.
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  14. HankAtrix

    HankAtrix Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth... I am still using Advanced Task Killer (ATK). I have dozens of apps and ATK lets me close many of them down automatically. I have set it up properly (with ignore lists) I have had no problems with my Atrix phone.
  15. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    take it off and watch performance go up ;)
  16. HankAtrix

    HankAtrix Well-Known Member

    Despite a couple of articles againts task killers (which are very much in the minority), the task killers save memory when they close the applications. My phone runs very slow if I don't hit kill apps. The most efficient way to kill apps (in my case anyway) is ATK.
  17. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    ok. I guess Google doesn't know what they are talking about, since they are the ones who said not to use task killers. Just because they designed the operating system, doesn't mean you should listen to them I guess.
  18. Scur

    Scur Well-Known Member

    Hey, if he's happy with the way his phone's running, then good for him. If he ever gets to the point that he's no longer satisfied with the way things are, then it's never too late for him to try another way. I used ATK for a while when I first got my phone. It wasn't until I started customizing my phone that I found out it wasn't all it's cracked up to be. But on a stock phone with few changes, it seems to do ok.
  19. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    interesting!!! but everyone has there on pref, but different stuff works for different peoples...:)
  20. intrdrgn

    intrdrgn Well-Known Member

    i read through different cellphone forums that ATK is the blame for the wakeup alarm not working in sleep mode.
  21. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    yup, cause alarm is one of the apps that run in the background.
  22. rp1030

    rp1030 Member

    I will try this theory about task managers. what about startup managers though?
  23. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    What about the running task closer in Go Launcher? Would that be considered a task killer?
  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO Gruß vom Krampus Guide

    It has the option of keeping apps that you don't want running on boot-up from starting.
    The second option is more like a task killer.

    Using the first option works very well,& does not interfere w/other system functions.

    For example,I don't need the MUSIC APP or XDA DEVELOPERS on start-up,so,I select for these to not start on boot.
  25. ucraj510

    ucraj510 Well-Known Member

    hey i had a question, is the like a task thingy where it just DOESNT kill an app but lets it run. for example the facebook app. i hate it when i end it but when i check back like 2 mins later it has to restart all over again. i kno it will kill battery but is there ANYWAY to keep the app running not restarting over again?

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