Support what is UID 10068?

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  1. rhodiggah

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    Not sure if this was addressed and I'm baffled by this running app that's draining my battery.

    Used Spare parts
    Clicked on Partial Wake Usage (since last plugged in)
    and the first thing on the list says:

    UID 10068

    Not sure what it means or what app it is (if it is an app)

    I hope someone can tell me what this is...

    Thanks...
     

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  2. scottmbolt

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  3. Kelmar

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    It's one of your apps, the trick is finding out which one...
     
  4. rhodiggah

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    I figured that it is one of the apps I have downloaded but it doesn't give me any details as to what app it is. The only way to do this is to reset the phone and download every single app I use, one by one to figure out what it is.
     
  5. Kelmar

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    Or remove one at a time.

    Try searching for the uid and see what comes up (I think I've seen this one before).
     
  6. rhodiggah

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    Well, I downloaded ACTIVITY EXPRESS MANAGER and found the culprit. It was HANDCENT SMS.
     
  7. Kelmar

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    Never heard of the first app, glad you got it figured out though!
     
  8. dmm5157

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    Glad you figured it out. You have no idea how long it too me to figure out that trick with Activity Express, glad to help end the frustration. I did searches and asked on here several times when I was having problems with an unknown battery killer, but no one could help. Eventually, I started searching for apps that would display the UID for apps.

    Overall, Activity Express is a pretty handy and compact app to have, even if you don't use it as a task killer.
     
  9. autocreeper

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    I am having a similiar problem, except mine says UID 10094.
     
  10. LBPHeretic

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    Not to resurrect a really old thread, but I thought I would add a little insight here. The UID or User ID of an app is set at install time of the app itself.

    So, the UID for an app might be a certain number on one person's handset and an entirely different number on another person's handset. The UID is a "sandboxing" feature of Linux, and ultimately Android, that makes sure that apps cannot mess with each other's data. This means, for example, your email client app cannot look at files related to, say, your Twitter app. The files in internal storage related to an app must have the same UID as the app itself to be accessible by that app. As for files stored on a microSD card, there is no way to set a UID for them because the FAT32 file system has no ability to set UID permissions on files. That is also related to what has been in the news recently with regards to any app having access to the photographs stored on your microSD card.
     
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  11. Lobo89

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    Necro away - it's about the only traffic we get on this forum anyway. ;)

    In all seriousness, this is pretty interesting. I had lamented the fact that a lot of the new phones coming out had no SD card slot, but this highlights one of the reasons this might be a good thing. Thanks for the insight!
     
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