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Application startup on boot

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sghere, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. sghere

    sghere Well-Known Member
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    Hello!

    Other than downloading a 3rd party application that auto-starts apps on boot, is there a way within the OS itself to autostart programs when the phone reboots?

    I have a few apps I use for work and would be nice if they autostarted on my Droid without having to launch each one independently.

    Thanks for any help!!
    Shayne
     

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  2. jev

    jev Well-Known Member
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    Well, you could modify the /etc/init.d file structure, but you'ld have to know your way around unix and need root access. It would be much easier if you use startup manager (but you will need root access!). That is a third party app, but I suspect (didn't check!) it just modifies those same /etc/init.d files. Because that is the way unix works...
     
  3. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member
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    Why not just start them manually? I boot up my phone at most once a day. Apps just sit in the background idle anyway. If it needs to do something, it's a service, and those start automatically as long as the associated app is installed.
     

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