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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ogami_ito, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. ogami_ito

    ogami_ito Active Member
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    I'm experimenting with which processes to kill, to see if it will improve battery performance. Using "Startup Manager", I see the following processes:
    Dialer
    Android System
    Service Mode
    Network Location
    DRM Protected Contecnt Storage
    Download Manager
    IcsService
    SNS
    Clock
    Gmail Storage
    Google Talk Service
    Device Management
    wipeoutreceiver
    DRMContent Launcher
    Media Storage
    Swype
    Mobile tracker
    Sync Feeds
    com.sec.android.providers.download
    CSC
    com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
    Email
    Email (yes...listed twice)
    My Uploads
    Calendar Storage
    Calendar
    Sim Toolkit
    Messaging
    Messaging (yes...listed twice)
    Factory Test
    Google Partner Setup
    Maps
    Samsung account
    Daily Briefing
    Voice Dialer

    Has anyone tried to disable processes on start-up and found out about the above?
     

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  2. tempest7

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  3. ogami_ito

    ogami_ito Active Member
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  4. tempest7

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    After the lag fix, I've used "Super Manager" which 'auto cleans' when my lock screen comes on and SystemPanel Lite, to kill of things manually, I don't lie...

    also, in regards to #1. Killing off processes before you kill the app.. doesn't sound like it will be a good idea.

    I don't know what's needed, but after rooting my phone, I uninstalled some of that crap like daily briefing. Then I don't need to worry about it at all.

    edit:

    I meant to say I don't *like
     
  5. EarlyMon

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    If you experiment with enough processes to kill, you're going to end up VERY SAD.

    OK to play with apps - but never kill a service or an app you're unsure of.

    Especially leave alone Android System, Service Mode, Network Locations, and Google System Partners.

    Remember, these tools will list everything - not everything safe to remove!

    Personally - I tend to stay on the side that says no task killers - or - only as a last resort, and only for those sort of apps (such as bundled apps that came with your phone from your carrier) that you can't manage via the apps' preferences.

    You're doing the right thing asking - but trust me - experiment only with user-level apps, not services.
     

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