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  1. Wiskid

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    I'm starting to get a bit agitated... Lately, after installing an app (no specific app, just any) and after I do a soft reset, I get all kinds of Force Close errors on bootup. Some of them include:

    com.coremobility.app.vnotes
    com.htc.music
    com.google.android.apps.maps
    com.google.process.gapps

    And occasionally com.*.phone

    This renders my phone useless as I cannot connect to 3g or make a simple phone call.

    This is actually the third occurrence of these force close errors which I have encountered. The past two times it has happened, I simply uninstalled the last 3-4 apps which I had installed prior to the errors. Kind of annoying, as they were decent apps which I could have used. Am I going to have to reboot after installing a single app just to see if it causes force closing on bootup?! Annoying!!!

    Thanks!
     

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    How many apps do you have? If you have more than 70, some say this is problematic.



    Are you running Advanced Task Killer? I along with many others had this ap and after uninstalling it, my "force close after reboot" issues disappeared.
     
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    some of the phones seem to hit an app "limit". Usually around 70. That MIGHT be your problem
     
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    @Danokan

    Thanks for the fast reply. I do, in fact, run Advanced Task Killer. I'll uninstall that garbage and give it a try. What's a good alternative to close unwanted apps? I heard "Close Everything" is decent...?

    @Danokan and tatonka_Hero

    I've read the 70 app limit in other places before. But I don't think I'm anywhere near 70. If I am, I'd be impressed lol. I'll have to count.



    I'll get back to you to see if the Adv. Task Killer un-installation works...
     
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    you shouldn't even need a task killer. Advanced task killer is good for when an app hangs up and you need to close it, but otherwise you shouldn't have to mess with running apps at all, the system does a good enough job managing background apps and RAM without help from task killers
     
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    Alright guys... So apparently I did have 70 apps. Go figure. I had no idea I was anywhere near that. Time to uninstall some soundboards (LOL). I uninstalled a couple more apps, and rebooted, and BOOM... It worked.

    I just have a habit (somewhat of an OCD thing going on) of closing all apps when I know the screen is going to be off for an elongated period of time.

    So your saying that even if there is 20 apps open in the background, and only like 20 megs of RAM left, the battery life will not be altered?

    Thanks, again!
     
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    right, the battery life shouldn't be affected at all. The apps might show up in your task killers, but that doesn't actually mean they're running and using CPU
     
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    I agree that task killers will cause problems. I use an app called commantalb that shows running apps (not processes) and lets me easily switch between them. It also allows you to exit an app that otherwise runs in the background (usually browser or settings.) This doesn't kill the task, but sends the end commend to the app. Doesn't cause negative effects and closes apps that have no exit key. I also use bar control to keep an icon in the notifications bar for easy access. Also, background processes don't affect battery, especially when you let the phone sleep for long periods of time.
     
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    Advanced Task Killer was all sorts of nightmares for me

    Task Panel though worked wonderfully.

    There is still a lot of discussion about "task killers".

    I didn't incur any problems using Task Panel fairly frequently.

    Don't need it now.. using Gumbo Kernel.
    :)
     
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