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Root Task Killer with Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DFA1, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. DFA1

    DFA1 Well-Known Member
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    I finally took the plunge and rooted with xtrSense, does a root need a task killer like the stock did?
     

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  2. That's a bit of a controversial issue. ;) In other words, your mileage may vary.

    Some very knowledgeable users say it is needed and some equally knowledgeable say it is not needed, and they all have experiences and some even data to back up their claims.

    I've never used one and never had issues; but I do maintenance regularly on my device (cache clearing, message deleting, etc).

    I say no. Others will post yes. It's up to what makes you feel comfortable, I guess.
     
  3. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul Well-Known Member
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    Autokiller is the only app you need. Set it to moderate and the phone will automatically clean up the memory for you. This is not a task killer. It tweaks the internal android memory manager to be a little more aggressive at memory clean up and your phone will be happy

    I was so annoyed with my phone lagging before root that I even wrote my own app killer and in my research for it I found out all the info on the internal memory manager but you can't adjust it without root. Since I've rooted and used that to adjust the settings ( far to low stock @ 15 mb IMHO) to the moderate setting I've not found the need to kill an app to fix lag.
     
  4. lukesdiesel

    lukesdiesel Well-Known Member
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    I prefer to use Auto Killer but its not a task killer.
     

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