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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JB in AZ, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Well-Known Member
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    com.smithmicro.DM
    HtcDMService
    DM ServiceApp

    From my reasearch, these may have to do with OTA updates from HTC. Considering a rooted phone, are they safe to kill on boot? Anyone have any experience with stopping these processes, or can confirm what they are? My thought was that stopping these may help battery life. Thanks.
     

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  2. 00h2itr

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    Interested to know this as well.

    JB, are you using AutoKiller to kill on boot?
     
  3. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Well-Known Member
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    No, but I just downloaded Startup Auditor Free to test it.
     
  4. ccapasso

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    I highly recommend you all read up on task killers and the like. I have found that if you just let the phone do what it is meant to do, and not go around killing tasks, it works 100% better. I used a task killer when I first got my phone, but very quickly found it to be more of a negative effect than a positive.
     
  5. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Well-Known Member
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    hehe, yes I know this. I have read the sticky on task killers and agree with it. And normaly I don't use, and have never recommended a task killer. I just got to thinking (I know, very dangerous thing to do! LOL) with those of us running custom roms, we aren't going to be getting any OTA updates, so why have a servce running checking for them all the time, if this is in fact what these services do?

    I don't plan on any continual use of a task killer type app for any other reason then to stop a misbehaving app. Was mostly wondering if anyone knows what these services are, and if they are necessary.
     
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