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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gunnerrun, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. gunnerrun

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    Both my wife and I bought new droid 2 two phones. Hers worked perfectly but my developed the locked in download problem the day after purchase when trying to download Angry Birds. I went to the Internet and found several of the suggested corrective actions but none worked. The other odd thing was the ATK function would kill all of the apps except the music app. Eventually thinking ATK was the problem I uninstalled it to no avail. Interestingly I saw no difference in battery consumption with it out. On Monday I found a Verizon store open. They did a system upgrade which also failed to fix the problem. They ordered a replacement no charge except shipping.

    This morning 4 days later my droid notifies me there are updates available. ATK was one of them. The other two were Maps and Google voice. Thinking what the hell I tried to download ATK. Much to my surprise ATK downloaded as did the other two apps. I then downloaded Angry Birds, no problem. My new phone is to arrive today. Is this problem now permanently fixed or will it again arise? Do I accept the new or keep what is now working?
     

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  2. JDunc

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    ATK is pretty much useless for Android. I would uninstall that immediately. If I were you I would take the new phone and send the old back. It's not like you were lying.
     
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    Verizon rep advised ATK was necessary to keep battery usage down. My experience without ATK seemed not to cause more battery use. Can anyone confirm this to be true.
     
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    Android will manage the apps for you. It's what it was made to do. If it needs to free up memory it will kill older apps. Ask anyone in here. ATK actually hurts more than helps.
     

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