Originally Posted by olliebean
But AIUI, force stopping an app is essentially killing the app process. So for the app to start afresh when next launched, rather than resuming from where it was left, would be expected behaviour.
Is Greenifying an app functionally better than disabling Background Activity from the app's Battery Usage page (a new setting in Oreo)? IWHT the latter achieves the same result but without killing the app.
Well, no ... but this is not the place for that discussion. Not going to get into Android 101 or validating speculation around various actions.
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Originally Posted by devsk
I am running root mode. So, let's not talk about non-root mode.
If a hibernated app is going to restart from scratch instead of resume, I might as well just clear all apps (that I fed to Greenify) on screen off with 5 min delay using tasker/automate. Why bother with anything else?
The point of Greenify was to be able to resume the app after hibernate as if you just switched to it. This used to work, I have tested it in the past. Not anymore though.
Sorry it is not working with your device/kernel/ROM/root solution. Could be an adverse interaction with the doze mechanisms in Android 9, aggressive memory management settings (eg: VM, LMK), resource mapping of the app(s) you are trying to hibernate, etc. I have not see a lot of feedback from Pie users as doze generally addresses rogue background activity and corresponding power drain. So the behavior may be different on that platform. I use Greenify on a variety of devices for other reasons for which it continues to work well. Just another tool in shop; appropriate selection is the key to success. Good luck.