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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ripkord, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. ripkord

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    Sorry keep calling them apps, coming from an iphone you see!!

    Anyway, there are apps that I'm not using (mail, footprints etc) that I'm not using - I use gmail - does that use the mail app? Is there any way to stop things running, seems a bit random that footprints would start for no reason!!

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    Task killer advanced on the market. It allows you to save previously killed programs and won't start them up unless you activate them or restart the handset.
     
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    Nice, thanks


    Edit - I can find Advanced task killer - but It doesnt have the functionality to stop tasks starting.
    The icon is a small blue cross - is this the right app??
     
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    I have the HCT Hero (from sprint), even advanced task manager doesn't seem to succesfully stop some applications. I can stop them, but they come back: peeps, footprints are two examples.

    I do not want to uninstall the applications as I might want them. But I do not like that they run all the time even though I have not used them yet.

    Is there any way to keep these from running until I explicitly invoke them?
     
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    Taskiller (note the spelling) works great at killing unwanted apps, although view do restart on boot, but no problem..
    There is a paid app called autostarts which allows you disable apps on startup. Taskiller is free........
     
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    I'm wondering if the problem isn't so much about a "task killer" as much a function in the OS that keeps restarting them....
     
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    In that case you will have to uninstall them. I'm not sure how though. The OS prevents you from doing it by default. Search around the net, I'm sure theres a way.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can't uninstall stock apps unless you root your phone. None of the task managers could do it.
     
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    Correct you can't uninstall stock apps unless you are rooted. I am also looking for a solution for this issue im tired of uninstalling Google Play to keep it from running and reinstalling when i need it I would love to have an app run when "I" call it or even stop some processes of an app from ever running all together such as a PC can.
     
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