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Question about running services

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigCiX, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Got a question about some running services i would like to know about. basically i don't know what they are and was hoping for some information on them:


    and what about MailService. If i stop this would all my incoming mail just completly stop?

  2. baddress

    baddress Well-Known Member

    snsservice = security and system notifications
    omaDRMconfig = protected media license checker.
    Gtalk = google talk chat service
    DMservice = device manager
    AABSYNC = android address book sync

    Don't stop any of these.

    If you still have the at&t crapware like I do then you will see wisp - that is at&t's stupid hotspot locator. You can kill this one but it will come back unless you root and disable it.
    Pema108 and BigCiX like this.
  3. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Do i really need Google Talk and Andriod Address Book Sync running though?
  4. baddress

    baddress Well-Known Member

    No but I still wouldn't stop them because the phone seems to flake out if you do. Other things must also rely on those services.
  5. Scott S

    Scott S Lurker

    Gtalk = google talk chat service
    AABSYNC = android address book sync

    I consistently stop the above two services on my phone when I reboot it. I find that they use a lot of battery power. If it causes your phone to become unstable just reboot your phone and then stop one and then the other to see which one has dependencies.

    Scott S (Galaxy S Vibrant)

    ps - These are the android forums. Shouldn't your Google sign on work with the forums? That seems a bit circumspect. :cool:
  6. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Android Enthusiast

    Only if these forums were Official. ;)
  7. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Android Expert

    Android Address Book Sync I have not seen on any previous phone (although I have only used HTC) so I don't know much about it. I do know that the Google Talk service is what keeps you signed into the Google account constantly, and while it CAN be disabled, it shouldn't because it will negatively impact at least push Gmail notifications and certain aspects of the Market (led to some issues doing updates). I know this first-hand from some issues with CM (5.whatever or whatever) last year where Cyanogen had the Google Talk service set up to kill itself every so often to save battery, and we lost Gmail push notifications and had trouble updating apps in the Market until he put it back (like the next night- ROMs were moving at a crazy pace back then). Hope any of that helps.
  8. timbuk2

    timbuk2 Well-Known Member

    Would be nice to have a profile A and profile B toggle. When I'm home on Wifi and plugged in, I don't care what's running. Most of the rest of the time I'm going to be out of 3G range and limited on Data Usage, so I'd like just the bare necessities, like text and phone calls. Sort of like the Airplane Mode, but including more services you don't need and stuff to aid batter life. I suppose one can get used to starting and stopping stuff all the time. I was told NOT to use killer apps.


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