Greenify help you identify and put the bad behaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, stop them from battery leeching, memory hogging and stealthy running, in an elegant and unique way! They could do nothing without your explicit launch, while still have full functionality when running in foreground. Like what iOS apps act!
The built-in App Analyzer will analyze and show apps in your device that keep running persistent services and those launch itself automatically on a regular basis (when network connectivity changes, or every time you unlock your device, install / uninstall / update your apps, etc).
NEW: Non-root working mode is now supported in 2.0+, but still in early stage. It currently lacks auto-hibernation due to privilege restriction. Use "Hibernate All" shortcut (widget) for convenience. On Android 4.1+, an accessibility service can be activated to automate the manual hibernation procedure.
Compared to other popular tools aimed for the similar purpose, Greenify give you the unique experience:
◆ Unlike the "Freeze" feature in "TitaniumBackup Pro" that totally disable your app, you can still use your app as usual, share content with it, without major uncomfortable impact on user experience. Greenify is nearly transparent! Set and forget~
◆ Unlike "App Quarantine", you can launch greenified apps in any way as usual. No more crafted app-launch widgets, no more manual disabling.
◆ Unlike "Autostarts", you can benefit almost all its advantages, but never need to deal with the complexity and risk of obscurely named app components, and never lose functionality when app is actively running.
◆ Unlike any "XXX Task Killer", your device never fall into the cat-mouse-game of stealthy-running and aggressive killing, which unnecessarily consumes much battery juice. Since all greenified apps will be put into hibernation until the next time you launch them, there is no need to "kill" them during the hibernation.
As the bottom line, Greenify do need a background persistent "Cleaner" service to put the greenified apps back into hibernation when you are not actively using them. It is designed and implemented in extremely light-weight, with an average RAM footprint at 2M in total, and nearly zero CPU and battery consumption.
IMPORTANT: Greenifying an app implies that you are aware that all the background functionality of this app will become out of service during the hibernation except when you are using this app. The background functionality includes but not limited to:
* Persistent background services
* Broadcast receivers, which respond to global device events, such as network state change, SMS reception.
* Alarms, which activate background task at specific time or interval.
* Widget update. Widget should display but never update because periodic update involves background task.
* Push messages. Push is also disabled since it would activate background task on Android, unlike iOS which just shows up messages to user.
Please DO NOT greenify alarm clock apps, instant messaging apps unless you never rely on them. Please be sure to verify the impact of greenified apps on which you heavily relies.
Thanks for the help from community volunteers, Greenify is translated into more than 10 languages, and still expanding to more.
If you are willing to help us, you can either improve the current translations, or contact me (by Email) to add translation languages to start new translation.
A video tutorial made by @wwjoshdew
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v2.6.1 final Mar.29
"Wake-up Tracker and Cut-off" now works for all rooted devices, always enabled, no Xposed required.
All Xposed features are now compatible with Xposed alpha on Android 5.0.
New experimental feature - "Deep Hibernation" reduces wake-up of hibernated apps to a minimal level.
Improved GCM wake-up.
v2.5 final Nov.12
Rebuilt most UI with Material Design.
Root mode now works on Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview. (requires latest version of SuperSU)
Adjusted the buttons in action bar for better usability.
App picker is now working correctly on Android 4.x, but no longer available on Android 5.0 due to permission retraction.
Toast of hibernation success and failure will also be shown for Tasker plug-in.
Fixed a rare battery drain issue in root mode.
Reduce the package size back to 1.4M.
Minor UI tweak.
Automated hibernation in non-root mode is finally stable in most devices.
More accurate wake-up source and type.
Restart accessibility service if stopped unexpectedly.
"Keep Notifications (limited)" now works in root mode.
Try to remove outdated odex file upon crash due to mismatched odex file left by LuckyPatcher.
FIX: Hibernation shortcut doesn't work if secure key-guard is used.
FIX: Touch screen freezes after device-admin is activated during shortcut launch.
Added a "Nothing" option to Pull-up guestion (on Home soft-key) if you want to get rid of this gesture.
New "Uninstall" action in About dialog to correctly uninstall Greenify if device-admin is activated.
Improved the speed and stability of automatic hibernation in non-root mode.
Improved the speed of automatic hibernation in non-root mode.
Change the description of automatic hibernation "out of service" warning, to better reflect the situation and reduce anxiety.
FIX: Automatic hibernation OOS warning sometimes show up inappropriately.
FIX: Manual hibernation guide sometimes pops up when automatic hibernation is on-going.
FIX: Touch screen sometimes freezes after hibernation or shortcut.
FIX: Automatic hibernation in non-root mode sometimes does not have all apps hibernated.
FIX: Various crash issues.
v2.4 @ Aug.26
NEW: Experimental automated hibernation for non-root working mode, a big step beyond automated manual hibernation for non-root users!
NEW: "Working Mode" option in experimental features setting to replace "Force Root Mode" and "Boost Mode", providing a cleaner settings UI.
NEW: Hibernate and Lock Screen shortcut (compatible with "Trusted Devices" feature in Android L and Moto X if you enabled Boost Mode) with pull-up gesture on Home soft-key.
NEW: Migration from Amazon Appstore. Make sure your in-app-purchase is validated by ticking the donation-only options in experimental features setting before update to the Google Play version.
FIX: Wake-up Tracker on Android 4.1~4.3.
FIX: A major bug which causes auto-hibernation not working for some newly greenified apps.
FIX: List of greenified apps lost in some situations.
FIX: Hibernation shortcut may show some hibernated apps as "Not hibernating".
FIX: The app setting dialog is sometimes left open after automated hibernation (non-root mode)
FIX: Improved the compatibility of automated hibernation.
NEW: Experimental greenifying system-apps without Xposed. (hibernated system apps are more prone to wake, compared to Xposed-based version) [Donation Package]
Improved the compatibility of GCM wake-up.
v2.3.1 (build 11) @ May.20
Fixed the compatibility issue with Xposed framework 2.6.
Added back experimental feature "Reveal Hidden Sync".
v2.3 (build 10) @ May.14
Automated manual hibernation is now compatible with more devices and ROMs, including Kindle Fire and MIUI.
New option to override working mode (root or non-root mode).
System apps are now shown in orange in App Analyzer.
Critical system services are now hidden by default in App Analyzer.
Improved the overall performance in Greenify.
New experimental feature for Android 4.4+: "Periodic Timer Coalescing".
Reinforced the feature "wake-up paths cut-off" to seal apps with wake-up path recovery mechanism.
v2.2 (build 11) @ Mar.25
Automated manual hibernation is now compatible with more ROMs, including HTC, MIUI, and etc.
Experimental feature "Keep Notifications" can now work without Xposed framework, via Notification Access mechanism (Android 4.3+) or Accessibility service.
New tasker plugin to wake up hibernatized app, resuming its background services and tasks.
App in "Not Hibernating Automatically" can now be overridden for ever in manual hibernation confirmation.
Added a workaround for talking issue on some Samsung devices.
GCM push will be blocked for specific app if its notification is disabled in device's "Settings - Apps".
Redesigned the experimental features setting dialog, with 2 separate categories "Require Xposed" and "Require Donation Package".
Fixed the crash upon disabling Boost Mode.
Support 3rd-party variants of Xposed framework. (e.g. WSM for MIUI)
v2.1 @ Feb.7
New accessibility service to automate the manual hibernation in non-root mode, no need to click the "Force stop" button and confirm again and again. (only available on Android 4.1+, due to functionality lack in ICS)
Hibernation button in action-bar will also be shown if no apps selected, to hibernatize all pending apps.
Redeisnged guide layer for manual hibernation. (non-root working mode)
Wake-up paths cut off are shown as detailed list, and can now be re-attached one by one.
GSF (com.google.android.gsf) and all packages under the name "com.android.*" are now greenifiable, but hidden by default.
Removed outdated "Recent" section in App Analyzer.
Reduced unnecessary root requests, especially in Boost Mode.
v2.0 @ Jan.10
Greenify now works on non-root devices! Try out the non-root working mode (without automatic hibernation due to privilege restriction).
Shortcut "Hibernate All" can now be created also from main menu in Greenify.
Greatly improved the stability of auto-hibernation, especially on Android 4.4+.
Improved experimental feature "Block on-going notification abuse".
v1.99 @ Dec.6, 2013
New setup guide for experimental features.
Show more information about components currently in use.
Most receivers are no longer scanned in middle-to-high-end devices.
v1.97 @ Nov.18, 2013
NEW: Cut off wake-up source of greenified apps, to keep them peaceful in hibernation, with the new scissors action icon. (currently only available if Wakeup Tracker is enabled, coming to free version in near future)
Android KitKat compatible. (except Xposed framework need an update which is not available yet)
4 experimental features graduate to free version: Boost Mode, Keep Notifications, Wake-up Tracker, Block App State Abuse
Added greenifying API for 3rd-party apps integration.
Experimental support for multiple users. (on tablets with Android 4.2+)
FIX: An issue that hiding apps can not be correctly remembered.
FIX: Hibernation failure message is finally shown correctly.
v1.95 @ Sep.20, 2013
Hide apps you don't want to greenify with the new "Hide" button (on action bar) in App Analyzer.
Google Play services are no longer forbidden (not suggested) to greenify, but hidden by default. Use "Show all" in menu to reveal it.
App Analyzer shows more persistent services now.
Wakeup Tracker better recognizes GCM/C2DM wakeups, and now works in Android 4.3
Greenified system apps will no longer run during device boot.
"GCM push" can be disabled now.
v1.92 @ Jul. 28, 2013
The waker-tracker should now work on ICS. (Donation version)
v1.9 @ Jul. 25, 2013
NEW: Redesigned launcher icon.
NEW: Multiple choice mode after long clicking in app list.
NEW: GCM indicator in App Analyzer.
NEW: Experimental feature - Keep Notifications after Hibernation. (donation version only)
NEW: Experimental feature - Block Ongoing Notification Abuse. (donation version only)
NEW: Tasker plugin now support per-app hibernation.
Improved the waker-tracker feature. (Donation version)
Google Play services is no longer suggested to be greenified since it may break GCM.
Show error message when activating individual experimental feature if incompatibile with current ROM. (Donation version)
Experimental feature settings can now be opened from main menu if donation version is installed. Donation version will no longer include UI.
Direct entrance to setting UI in modules setting of Xposed installer.
Apps woken when screen is off will be put back into hibernation soon, if wake-up tracker is enabled.
Improved the compatibility of GCM patch. (donation version)
Experimental features can now be enabled or disabled separately. (donation version)
Disabled the unstable waker-tracker for now.
v1.82 @ May 11, 2013
FIX: Activation issue with experimental features of donation version. Please upgrade both apps.
v1.8 @ May 5, 2013
ADD: 3 new experimental features in “Greenify (Donation Version)”. See the description of donation version for more details.
UPDATE: Improved the UI performance, reduced the load time of Greenify.
UPDATE: Some apps shown as "perceptible" in the past will now hibernate correctly.
UPDATE: Improved the compatibility of root operations. Although wake lock has to be used, no additional battery consumption introduced.
v1.73 @ Apr. 23, 2013
FIX: Various bugs and improve the root compatibility.
UPDATE: Reduce the traffic usage by "Raise Your Voice" program.
v1.71 @ Apr. 20, 2013
FIX: Incorrect Swedish translation causing crash on start.
FIX: Indonesian translation is not working.
v1.7 @ Apr. 19, 2013
NEW: Alarm statistics analysis reveals the last secret of stealthily running apps!
NEW: Show the cause of wake-up for apps in "Pending" section.
NEW: "Raise Your Voice" program (in early experimental phase), to the developers of apps your greenified, for better recognition of device experience in development. (Use Internet permission, you can opt-out at any time)
NEW: Auto-hibernation can be disabled and enabled from menu.
FIX: Root compatibility issue with SuperUser.
v1.6 @ Mar. 22, 2013
NEW: Launcher shortcut and Tasker plugin for "Hibernate Now".
NEW: 12 translations: German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, thanks to community translators ( http://translate.oasisfeng.com/projects/greenify )
v1.57 @ Mar.12, 2013
v1.45 @ Feb. 23, 2013
v1.32 @ Feb. 8, 2013
v1.2 @ Feb. 3, 2013
v1.11 @ Jan. 26, 2013
v1.03 @ Jan. 11, 2013
v1.0 @ Jan. 9, 2013
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