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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Marios1441, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Marios1441

    Marios1441 Well-Known Member
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    I'm looking for a good hibernation app with auto-hibernation capability.

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  2. systango

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    Hibernate is a small utility which allows you to hibernate selected background processes. It "kills" them by means of "killBackgroundProcesses" used internally by Android to free up resources. This method differs from killing applications in the system list of running processes in the way, that it allows applications to save their state before exit, so when you return to the hibernated process back, it will be restored to its previous state.
    The utility can be usefull for developers who need to test how their applications behave while being unloaded and re-loaded by the system, as well as for other users searching for a way of system optimization on-the-fly.
    THIS IS NOT A TASK KILLER. The app does actually freeze selected tasks, unloading them from operating memory and preventing further CPU usage, BUT the tasks remain in the system list of "running" tasks. According to Android documentation (citation): "Note that "running" does not mean any of the task's code is currently loaded or activity -- the task may have been frozen by the system, so that it can be restarted in its previous state when next brought to the foreground." And this is the Hibernate who instructs the system to freeze selected tasks. Please, note that you may see the button "Force stop" still enabled in the "App info" system dialog for hibernated tasks. This is because they are frozen, not removed. Unlike to the hibernation, the "stopping" does forcefully and completely destroy the app. This makes a big difference.
    The app DOES NOT REQUIRE rooting you device. It is designed to work without Super User privileges.

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