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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pingram3541, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. pingram3541

    pingram3541 Member
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    Ok, I already tried Automatic Task Killer and it just crashes every time I launch the program so I uninstalled it. I installed Task Manager aka Terminator and can manually "Kill" running apps which is great. However, it seems that the following apps (useless to me) just start right back up again and I can't seem to keep them from running (or uninstall them):

    Footprints
    Stocks
    Visual VM

    Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Carl C

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    Hi their ,

    I beleive unfortunately default apps can not be removed :(
     
  3. pingram3541

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    This seems like a thread to keep alive because I am sure there are many like me that would love to keep "Stocks and Footprints" from running automatically...especially when an app like Footprints runs in the background persistently checking your location.

    Why would HTC and/or Verizon choose these unnecessary apps to be undeletable/uninstallable? Where is the gain? Don't they know something like this just pisses their customers off?

    Is there any way besides rooting or auto task killer? Come on all you super nerds out there, figure it out...and then tell me how to do it :D
     
  4. l3ryan77

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    I wasn't a big fan of Automatic Task killer either and it didn't play well with my battery. I found another one that works great.

    Advanced Task Manager


    When you first open the program you can scroll through the list and exclude the apps that you want to keep from getting terminated. Once you do that close out the program.

    It comes with a widget that you can press and it treminates all those apps that aren't excluded. Including the Task manager program so it doesn't run constantly. This has been great for my battery life and very easy to use. Just randomly through the day I will hit the widget and kill all the useless apps running. It will give you a message after press the widget "killed blank many apps"
     
  5. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member
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    I use advanced task manager too, good app
     
  6. LTZguy

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    you really dont need a task killer, the phone runs just fine on its own.
     
  7. pingram3541

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    Except that many apps stay running after you execute and close them. This may or may not effect the battery life (depends on the app), even if it doesn't affect the battery, it seems to effect my music player occasionally causing skips during playback, so I kill apps I don't "NEED" running 24/7.

    I like my tunes! :D

    Still, seems pretty lame that "Stocks" runs ALL THE TIME when I could give a sh*t about the market.
     
  8. Lagerfiend

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    This is a poor oversight on HTC's behalf, there should be a config app that stops aps from starting, and restarting automatically, this Is my phone!

    Also we should be able to uninstall 'stock aps' like the 'stock ap' ah ha ha...
     
  9. IzelTokatl

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    Ancient thread on these forums.

    Solution is simple, root it. No other choice. Check the rooting threads on all the ways you can go about doing all of this.
     

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