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[Q] Disable Startup Processes/Applications for Battery's-sake

13th February 2014, 07:29 PM   |  #1  
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Hey everyone,

A couple of inquiries...

Startup Processes/Applications
I am looking for a list of processes/applications that have descriptions so I can determine if I can disable them or not. I can't seen to find anything useful and wondered if there was anything out there. I am currently using Startup Manager (Free) to disable the apps. Any ideas?

I am sticking with the default TMo ROM for now. I don't see a big need to move. I have it configured how I was, for now, and I'd rather not do that all over again. The only option I would consider is a move to a bare bones TMo ROM or something like that with most of the bloat out of there.

Freshly Rooted... sort of
I've got my TMo Samsung Galaxy S3 w/ Android 4.3 freshly rooted yesterday. The process wasn't as smooth as I would have liked but for the most part it worked. I had downloaded CF-Auto-Root and use ODIN to transfer the CF-Auto-Root-d2tmo-d2tmo-sght999.tar.md5 file and using SuperUser.zip. I had run into KNOX issues and these were only fixed until after I allowed "Unknown Sources" (under Settings > More > Security) to install the superuser.apk manually to bypass KNOX. Rebooting, SuperUser still doesn't start with the 'stopped' message. So then I have to go through the process again to allow "Unknown Sources" and reinstall the APK. Any ideas?

Also, I've been able to allow some apps to work, whilst others don't seem to work. For instance, I've tried to use Boot Animation * Root to change the Boot Animation, that seems to have an issue changing the file(s). Also, in ES File Explorer, I can't change system\bin\gsiff_daemon to help lower the Android OS process to use less power. Any ideas?

This is an awesome community and I'm glad to start being a part of it.

Thanks,
Johnathan
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14th February 2014, 07:27 PM   |  #2  
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Hey guys,

So, I've been continuing to research and change things to get the battery drain lessened. I am about down to 1% drain per hour if left alone. This is what I've done, any further suggestions would be appreciated:

Turned down the display to the lowest setting unless I needed it higher.

Turned off any Live Wallpapers... just using a black background.
With all the stuff on the screen, I can't see it anyway.

CPU Tuner Profiles
Screen On
Governor = Full Speed
Max Freq = 1512
Min Freq = 594 (Now my phone is more responsive when using it.)
All other settings = leave unchanged
Screen Off
Governor = Save Battery
Max Freq = 486
Min Freq = 486 (One option higher than the lowest setting (384) so it wakes up quicker.)
All other settings = leave unchanged
WifiScheduler
Power On Daily = 0100
Power Off Daily = 0700
This allows radio comms drain to be lessened since it is using local WiFi. Plus any updates are downloaded.
Disabled Background Wifi Scanning
Settings > Connection > WiFi > Menu > Advanced > Always allow scanning = unchecked
Startup Manager (Free)
Disabled User Apps
Aldiko
Amazon MP3
Authenticator
Carbon
Dolphin Browser
Dropbox
Dropsync
Evernote
Facebook
Groupon
HeyZap
iHeartRadio
MortPlayer Audio Books
Pandora
Pry-Fi
Skype
T-Mobile My Account
Disabled System Apps via Startup Manager Free and Turned Off via Application Manager
(Some are duplicated names so I figured they all could go under the same list.)
Basic Daydreams
Best Face
Bluetooth Share
Bubbles
CapabilityManagerService
ChatOn
Clock(All Widgets)
com.sec.android.allshare.framework
Deep Sea
DirectShareManager
Dual Clock (All Widgets)
EpsonPrintService
Face Unlock
Favorite Apps
Favorite Contacts
Flipboard
Google Partner Setup
Google Play Books
Google Play Games
Google Play Magazines
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
Google Search
Google Search (Widget)
Google+
Group Play
Hangouts
HP Print Service Plugin
KNOX
Knox Notification Manager
Luninous dots
Mobile print
MobileLife
MobileLife Contacts
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS_Backend
Nearby devices
Network Location
News Daemon
PageBuddyNotiSvc
Paper Artist
Phase Beam
Photo Screensavers
Photo Wall
Picasa Uploader
Polaris Viewer
S Memo
S Suggest
Samsung Account
Samsung Apps
Samsung Books
Samsung Browser SyncAdapter
Samsung Calendar SyncAdapter
Samsung Cloud Data Relay
Samsung Cloud Quota
Samsung Contact SyncAdapter
Samsung Games
Samsung Keyboard
Samsung Link
Samsung Link (Yes, this shows up twice.)
Samsung Music
Samsung Print Service
Samsung Push Service
Samsung SMemo SyncAdapter
Samsung Syncadapoters
Samsung Video
SamsungAppsUNA2
SmartcardManager
Smartcard Service
Stock Daemon(EUR)
T-Mobile My Account
T-Mobile Name ID
T-Mobile TV
TalkBack
Weather Daemon (EUR)
Weather Widget
Weather Widget Main
WFDS Print Service Plugin
Wifi Direct
Wifi Direct Share
Yahoo! Finance
Yahoo! News
As an added benefit, it also charges faster.

My next step is to see if I can reduce the power used by the attenae to reduce consumption there as well.

Anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks,
Johnathan
Last edited by johnathanamber; 21st March 2014 at 10:15 PM. Reason: Updated the list since I've disabled/Turned Off new apps.
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14th February 2014, 11:47 PM   |  #3  
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Perhaps you should go through De-Bloating. De-Bloat is a process where you remove manufacturer added unnecessory programs and recover space and Battery life.

Here's one of several Guides on programs that you don't need to keep.

Once the un-needed programs are removed, you can remove from startup among those remaining.
25th February 2014, 09:35 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnathanamber

Anyone else have any ideas?

Greenify works wonders for me, both on my S3 and my Xoom. It's not your average battery saving app, it "hibernates" apps that you choose when they're not active, instead of keeping them in memory, which helps keep your phone fast over time, as well as saving battery. After just a couple hours, my Xoom used to be bogged down and it would turn into a battery hog, and I thought it was just because of how old it is. But since I installed Greenify, it's almost as fast as the day I got it, and the battery life is even better than that. Also, I use the BootManager Xposed mod to disable start-up apps, dunno how it compares to the app you're using, but you might wanna check it out. Good luck.

Edit: Also, as far as root goes, I believe there's 5 or 6 different apps you have to remove/freeze to stop Knox. You might try flashing a de-Knoxed stock ROM, that'd almost surely get rid of your root problems.
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21st March 2014, 09:14 PM   |  #5  
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Hey everyone,

As a continual work to improve battery life on my SGS3, I've decided to uninstall as many apps can I can on my rooted stock rom. Who knew that by removing extra Google apps would improve battery life!

Recently uninstalled:
Google Goggles
Google Text-to-Speech
Google Translate
Google Voice
SCouldStarter
(Others but I don't remember what they were.)

Turned off:
Basic Daydreams
Best Face
Bubbles
CapabilityManagerService
ChatOn
Clock(All Widgets)
com.sec.android.allshare.framework
Deep Sea
DirectShareManager
Dual Clock (All Widgets)
EpsonPrintService
Face Unlock
Favorite Apps
Favorite Contacts
Flipboard
Google Partner Setup
Google Play Books
Google Play Games
Google Play Magazines
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
Google Search
Google Search (Widget)
Google+
Group Play
Hangouts
HP Print Service Plugin
Luninous dots
Mobile print
MobileLife
MobileLife Contacts
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS_Backend
Network Location
PageBuddyNotiSvc
Paper Artist
Phase Beam
Photo Screensavers
Photo Wall
Picasa Uploader
Polaris Viewer
S Suggest
Samsung Account
Samsung Apps
Samsung Books
Samsung Browser SyncAdapter
Samsung Calendar SyncAdapter
Samsung Cloud Data Relay
Samsung Cloud Quota
Samsung Contact SyncAdapter
Samsung Games
Samsung Link
Samsung Music
Samsung Print Service
Samsung Push Service
Samsung SMemo SyncAdapter
Samsung Syncadapoters
Samsung Video
SamsungAppsUNA2
Stock Daemon(EUR)
T-Mobile My Account
T-Mobile Name ID
T-Mobile TV
TalkBack
Weather Widget
Weather Widget Main
WFDS Print Service Plugin
Wifi Direct
Wifi Direct Share
Yahoo! Finance
Yahoo! News

I also have an app that will auto-kill apps when I turn the phone screen on. Don't remember which one it is though, I think it is Android Tuner Free... I also use Startup Manager Free to disable apps during startup.

About that application reference, where are the APKs stored and if you simply remove them using a file explorer, does that stop it from running and 'uninstall' it?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...66&postcount=2

With the above done, my phone boots from start to finish in 58 seconds (According to Startup Manager Free and that's down by about 28 seconds from previous reboots using the same app.) and it is much more responsive as one would expect with less running in the background.

Updated my 2nd post list of Turned Off apps.
Last edited by johnathanamber; 21st March 2014 at 10:11 PM.
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