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Support looking for recommended cache cleaner and task killer (unroot phone)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kyiori, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. kyiori

    kyiori Member
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    anyone can recommend any free + good cache cleaner for unroot phone?
    i cant find any on market.

    also, currently im using advance task killer free.
    somehow i dun like the interface.
    any better interface or app for free task killer?

    thanks!
     

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  2. JiMMaR

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    Android doesn't need a task killers , most developers actually calls those task killers as "viruses" XD

    but you can try AutoKill , it's not a task killer but it helps you maintain a free ram (and it also have a task killer, but you don't really need to use it)

    set the filter as moderate and you'll be fine :D
     
  3. kyiori

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    is the app call AutoKiller Memory Optimizer?
    my phone is not root.
     
  4. akshayrajsingh

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    You dnt need a task killer at all..period..android as an operating system is very clever at utilizing resources and memory. However, if you do want something of that "sort" then try System Panel..Its great for monitering aplications and memory being used.
     
  5. snapper.fishes

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    *bangheadontable*

    In this case, I support what akshay is saying. OP is obviously relying too much on task killers. Certain tasks must run on the background all the time in order to let the phone operate properly. You should only be killing tasks that crashed, or tasks that should not be background processes, like games.
     
  6. Endgame77

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    I think a lot of you just spout what you're told and don't actually try or research things on your own. I am very tech savy and find my Galaxy S is far more responsive when I keep things clean with a task killer. I don't care how good the OS is at utilizing memory, having to swap things in and out of memory as well as having numerous things which you will never use running in the background is not good practice. I am tech savy, I use a task killer, my phone has had zero issues.

    BTW, there is not one single task which you can kill which will affect the operability of your phone. Not one.
     
  7. kyiori

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    somehow i find that using advance task killer free save my battery.
    my security level is set to high. to it will only remove any app that doesnt affect the phone function.
     
  8. vikingisson

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    hehe. coming with a first post like that Endgame is pretty gutsy. There are folks that do know what they are talking about and if you really need a task killer then your apps are misbehaving.
    or you're holding it wrong... :)
     
  9. kyiori

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    so the default built in task killer will do the job fine?
     
  10. snapper.fishes

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    *sigh*

    Have you noticed that when you kill all apps, your phone disconnects from the network, and has to connect again. Have you also noticed that your widget also has to be reloaded. And oh if you are using a live wallpaper, that disappears.

    I am using a task killer called ES Task Manager, and I do agree that there are numerous things that shouldn't be left running in the background. But not every user has the patience or knowledge to figure out which app should be killed and which app shouldn't. Killing the wrong ones won't hurt your phone, but it will drain the battery since the phone has to load them again. It's too tempting for new users to simple press the kill all button every single time.

    Here's a list of the apps that you shouldn't kill.

    TwLauncher
    BadgeProvider (not sure what this does, but it always come back up immediately)
    Settings
    LogsProvider
    SNS
    Clock
    Swype (or whatever keyboard you prefer)
    Market (it will just relaunch itself again)
    Google Mail (same deal as above)

    Plus whatever widget you are using on your home screens.
     
  11. Endgame77

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    I suppose I was a bit harsh with my statements but it just is maddening when people spout that Android works better without a task killer because that's just not true if you have a little know how. I'm one of those people who has 1 thing load when I bootup Windows on my pc. I just like clean, fast performance and I find after a 1/2 day or so without killing apps my Galaxy S slows down more and more.
     
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  12. vikingisson

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    A bit harsh and a bit misinformed. If dicking around with task killing works for you then great but it isn't what some of us need to do. I don't turn off my phone for weeks at a time and I never have to kill tasks, linux/android plays very well that way. But my apps choice and usage patterns are apparently different, not my knowledge. The S has issues for sure but task killing isn't one of them, not on mine.
     
  13. snapper.fishes

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    No, you are probably right. I used to dislike people who bash task killers as well. I should have explained more in my first post.
     
  14. rizzla

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    Have a look in the market for "watchdog" its a widget that monitors the running processes on your phone and tells you what's using too many resources. If an app is using more resources than it should it will give you a warning. It tells you on the widget what percentage of processing power is being used, how much is idle and you can set it to show how many apps are active all in a 1x1 widget. You can also manually kill anything you think is misbehaving.
     

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