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- 08-07-2010, 10:16 AM #2
Autostarts didn't initially work on my DX. When I tried to kill a process it hung on "Please Wait". After uninstalling and reinstalling I actually read the pop up from autostarts and I enabled USB debugging. Just an FYI to everyone.
Last edited by duffyanneal; 08-07-2010 at 10:32 AM.
- 08-07-2010, 11:25 AM #3
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I've had my DX since launch and have not done a darn thing to it as far as task killers or anything like that. It runs very speedy and I don't have any issues. Probably helps that occasionally I'll end up running my phone all the way and that is a reboot but other than that it's working at 100%.
IMHO all this stuff may be nice but not needed. I don't worry about any of this on my computers (Macs mostly but even on Windows it's not necessary) so why should I do so on my phone? Close out of things when you don't use them and let the OS deal with it.
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- 08-07-2010, 03:35 PM #9
I read this article about 3 days ago and also rooted my phone. I've done everything, but decided not to use ATK as it seemed to drain my battery. My phone is lightning fast. I check on running apps from time to time and close out the once that i use rarely (i.e. ebay, paypal, pandora). Very happy. Also use titanium backup to back up all apps so when froyo comes i have no problems unrooting (i didn't delete the bloatware, just uninstalled using titanium and they no longer come up).
Last edited by toxa24; 08-07-2010 at 04:03 PM.
- 08-07-2010, 03:43 PM #10
- 08-07-2010, 04:31 PM #11
There was some really good advice in this article and it was the reason I bought and setup the application "autostarts". I LOVE that application. There are a few apps that sneak through it somehow and I'm still playing with it to try to get them killed since I DO NOT use a task killer app. The only thing that I have done that this article has mentioned was use "autostarts".
I need to point out though (I wish the article's author would have) is that when deleting the bloatware from your Droid X, there have been many know issues that come from this in regards to system updates.
There were multiple reports of people that removed their bloatware, and then when the .604 update was pushed out, they weren't able to get it. The update would download but when it tried to install, it would install fine until it got to one of the removed programs, and then it would fail and cancel the update.
The fix for that was to not just reinstall the bloatware back onto the device, but to reinstall it AND program the bloatware back to "system applications". Just installing them back would not make them "system applications" and they would still fail the update.
Just a heads up since I can already see it now; we get Froyo (finally!) and then everyone comes complaining that their update won't install and it will be because they removed a bunch of bloatware or removed things that they shouldn't have. Since rooting is so easy now, I want to caution everyone that when you are rooted, you have access to a lot of things that shouldn't be played around with.
- 08-07-2010, 06:12 PM #12
Good advice. Another suggestion I'd make is to not delete or move them our of the app folder. Instead rename them from app.apk to app.apk.bak. The file permissions will stay in tact, and it will still have the desired affect of preventing them from loading at startup. When you get ready to update, just go in and remove the .bak extension from each one. Deleting/moving each one does not buy you that much space out of the 8 gigs of internal space we have.
Also, I downloaded autostarts but couldn't find anything in the list besides that SIM program to stop at startup. I'm assuming it was because I had already renamed everything I don't want?
- 08-07-2010, 06:45 PM #13
Things I disabled from "After Startup" using "Autostarts" with no problems so far...
- Amazon MP3
- SIM Toolkit
- Google Voice
- Wordfeud FREE
- Motorola Services
- Email Engine
- Social Messaging Service
- Video Player
- The Weather Channel
- Mobisle Notes Free
I still get my Gmails fine. I still get my Google Voice VMs fine. These are things that I just don't need to be starting themselves up upon boot.
- 08-08-2010, 12:02 AM #14
- 08-08-2010, 11:59 AM #15
OK...I rooted (using EasyRoot) and want to rename some bloatware files I never use (like Amazon, CityID). So I launch Astro File Manager and navigate to the systems/apps dir, find one of my .apk files, ling press, select edit, then rename and I get a message that says Insufficient permissions. Am I doing something wrong?Semper Fi
I love my LG Nexus 4!
- 08-08-2010, 12:09 PM #16
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- 08-08-2010, 12:23 PM #18
Also rooted because of this article. Autostarts is a godsend, cant just look at afterstartup, have to go through each situation, found a bunch of junk that starts on random things like wi-fi activating, or changing location. I would go through each and every event on the list. 2 things i want to kill but cannot find are voice dialing and the stupid social networking thing from moto. Anyone who knows how to kill those to things i will be very happy."Make things as simple as possible but no simpler."- Albert Einstein
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." Walt Disney
- 08-08-2010, 01:00 PM #19
- 08-08-2010, 04:48 PM #20
Ok, I've rooted, used autostarts to disable some unused stuff at startup, and used root explorer to rename a few bloatware files. My question is, when froyo (or any moto/verizon update) is released, what will I have to change back, if anything, to get the update. Please be specific, as I'm fairly new to the droid world.Semper Fi
I love my LG Nexus 4!
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