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asked 2014-09-12 12:11:24 +0300

Vuubi gravatar image

updated 2014-09-12 14:31:42 +0300

Currently I have apps like Viber and Yandex.Store installed on Jolla. They auto-start some processes in background after the phone boots, even if I don't launch the app itself (I can see it in htop). If I decide that this is a waste of memory and battery, is there any way to blacklist them so that these pieces of software will only launch when I explicitly start the app?

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create service to disable aliendalvik on boot up.

Schturman ( 2014-09-12 16:30:40 +0300 )edit

what if I want to disable only some of them?

Tom ( 2014-09-12 17:07:06 +0300 )edit

I don't understand you, you need some app runs in background and some not ?

Schturman ( 2014-09-12 19:11:10 +0300 )edit

Yes, that. Also, if I disable Alien Dalvik at boot as shcutman suggested, all the background stuff will still launch when I start any Android app, right? (and will remain after exit) If so, there's no point.

Vuubi ( 2014-09-12 19:24:20 +0300 )edit

Yes, exactly.

Tom ( 2014-09-12 19:24:56 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-09-13 08:59:15 +0300

Andy Branson gravatar image

This is related to my question:

The android settings app usually lets you see which services are running for a particular app, and force them to stop, though not disable them. That's where it should go though.

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answered 2014-09-13 19:35:50 +0300

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updated 2014-09-13 19:36:11 +0300

This problem has to be solved within Android itself. There are applications that help you gain control over auto-starts. One that worked for me on my HTC Android was:

There are others, you may have to search around to find one that you can install on the Jolla. (Let us know if you find a solution!)

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I thought it was Jolla policy to prevent any app-specific Android services from running without the Android app being open? Does that not hold after boot?

Jolly-Jo ( 2015-01-21 13:16:22 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-04-23 13:05:17 +0300

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updated 2016-04-23 13:47:03 +0300

@Vuubi For now, I've found a "temporary" solution to that: stopping and then restarting Android Support (after having used apps) will avoid auto-start of Android apps, at least until the user will start them manually again.

So.. Maybe a way to "patch" exists!

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