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Is The Fast Reboot Pro App Bad Or Good?

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  1. tcc1

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    is the fast reboot app useful or bad for android phones? is it like a task manager/killer? would you recomend it?
     

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    Can you provide the link in Google play for the specific app you're referring to?
     
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    Apparently, I
     
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    I use it when I need to free up ram quickly.
     
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    It reboots the shell instead of the whole process of loading the bootloader and OS from nand. HTC Sense has the same functionality built in.
     
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    The reboot app(s) don't strike me as anything more than task killers. Given that the OS will refill that RAM as quickly as possible, is it worth running to begin with?
     
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    I just started using this program and it works well. It frees up a ton of RAM very quickly but as the previous poster said the phone just restarts most all the programs and it fills up pretty quickly again. But if your phone is getting quirky or laggy because you haven't rebooted it in a few days and you just want a quick fix to complete what you are doing without a full reboot then it works well for that. I guess it's a temporary (very temporary) fix for a minor problem. I have not noticed any detrimental effects using the program and since it's free I guess it's okay even if it's somewhat of a placebo app!
     
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    The reason it gets refilled is that Linux (of which Android is a derivative) behaved MUCH differently than say, Windows. The philosophy is that empty RAM is wasted RAM, so the kernel will leave apps open, but not running (whereas with Windows, open = running). This is how you can hit the home button, send an SMS, and jump back to your previous app and find that it's still open. It can be quite advantageous.
     
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    This same functionality is built into many custom roms.
     
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    But we can
     
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    If you don't mind wasting your battery, because this will with the restarting of all the apps it's just closed then sure it's fine. It's really not needed though unless you have a runaway app running in the background hogging ram and CPU cycles. Your better off finding the apps that are giving you trouble by monitoring their CPU and memory usage and killing those apps individually with the built in task manager (settings>appilications>running applications).

    Netflix is a good example of this. After I quit watching a movie and exit the app, Netflix runs at around 20% cpu usage, even though it's a cached process. This would of course waste some battery, and possibly slow down the phone. By rights since it's cached, Android will close it if it needs the memory for something else. But usually it would sit in cached for hours. So, I make sure to force stop Netflix after I'm done watching a movie.
     
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    Sounds like a bug in their app
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    And for me, it's the only instance that truly justifies a task killer
     

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