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Battery Low Power Saver Mode of S5 using SOS Launcher

Playstore link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...er.soslauncher

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This is a homescreen replacement that has an Ultra Power Saving Mode for your phone to help you extend battery life when you are running out of charge. This launcher allows up-to 4 apps on the home-screen.

What this app does:
1. Kills all running apps and services.
2. Disables WiFi, Data.
3. Shows Missed Calls and Missed Messages.

Ultra Power Saving Mode:
4. OLED Mode for AMOLED devices.
5. Changes governor to Powersave mode. (requires ROOT Access)
6. Disables 2 cores of a Quad core phone. (requires ROOT Access)
7. Reboot during exit. (requires ROOT Access)

When your phone goes below 15% battery, the app shows alert to clear the defaults for your current launcher. After clearing, set SOS Launcher as the default homescreen, and the app would take care of the battery. Once you quit the app, it would clear itself as the default launcher and you can start using your favorite launcher back.
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This got nothing to do with S5, clearly missleading Title of the thread. But thanks for sharing even though i see alot of bad comments on playstore
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This got nothing to do with S5, clearly missleading Title of the thread. But thanks for sharing even though i see alot of bad comments on playstore
Can you test the app and let me know if there are any issues?
 
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Playstore link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...er.soslauncher

Description
This is a homescreen replacement that has an Ultra Power Saving Mode for your phone to help you extend battery life when you are running out of charge. This launcher allows up-to 4 apps on the home-screen.

What this app does:
1. Kills all running apps and services.
2. Disables WiFi, Data.
3. Shows Missed Calls and Missed Messages.

Ultra Power Saving Mode:
4. OLED Mode for AMOLED devices.
5. Changes governor to Powersave mode. (requires ROOT Access)
6. Disables 2 cores of a Quad core phone. (requires ROOT Access)
7. Reboot during exit. (requires ROOT Access)

When your phone goes below 15% battery, the app shows alert to clear the defaults for your current launcher. After clearing, set SOS Launcher as the default homescreen, and the app would take care of the battery. Once you quit the app, it would clear itself as the default launcher and you can start using your favorite launcher back.
It's clearly misleading the users. If your launcher kills processes - it's not the same as S5 Ultra Power Save mode. Many services/apps will be re-spawned again due to nature of Android. S5's framework has special functions to PREVENT (not KILL) starting of non-white-listed processes which will ensure, only predefined processes will run at ANY moment. Also, S5 UPS will block internet access to many apps.
Thus, it's more complex methods than just killing the processes. Ultrapower Saving mode requires special functions in framework and cannot be implemented by application/launcher/service.
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It's clearly misleading the users. If your launcher kills processes - it's not the same as S5 Ultra Power Save mode. Many services/apps will be re-spawned again due to nature of Android. S5's framework has special functions to PREVENT (not KILL) starting of non-white-listed processes which will ensure, only predefined processes will run at ANY moment. Also, S5 UPS will block internet access to many apps.
Thus, it's more complex methods than just killing the processes. Ultrapower Saving mode requires special functions in framework and cannot be implemented by application/launcher/service.
Hello Sorg, I'm never against what you have mentioned. Once you kill all the running services, only some of them (eg: play service) gets restarted. So you still would be clearing most of the application like Games and other Application that are minimised and are running in the background. Again, I am not trying to mislead the users. I'm only saying that the app would help you to increase the battery uptime.

Please feel free to test the same on your device and let me know the feedback. If you have any issues, I would be glad to resolve them in the future versions.
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