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Old 19. Apr 2013, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good startup manager app for Android?

I searched and found that there are some out there, but which one is considered good, any idea?

I found that ES Task Manager has a startup manager, is it good?

Unfortunately, I did not find much programs to disable from that list .. wish I could cut down on some in the startup list. Is YouTube required to startup? I read somewhere that do not disable YouTube app for security reasons... strange.

Also, is there any system file from where the startup list is controlled? I have worked on Linux before, and that time I had enough knowledge of various boot-up files, startup files, system files and so on. But, after many years, I forgot.

Also, are there terminal apps present for Android... where you can run commands on the terminal, like it can be done on Linux?
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Old 19. Apr 2013, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use gemini app manager, to manage apps, it can do startups as well, it is free
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gmappmgr&hl=en

I disable most but the needed apps on startup :S like I do windows... I keep phone/google systems/calendar/texting. Any 3rd pt app I disable, unless I know what it is for, like wallpaper/clock widget

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Sorry, I had to edit out the commercial app link you posted. Let's keep it to free apps only please .

Well, I use ES File Explorer, and it has got an app manager in it. Also, via ES Task Manager integration, startup manager functionality is also there. That way, I think it's comparable to Gemini App Manager.
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Old 19. Apr 2013, 06:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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here's a free one that does the same forgot about the no commercial links rule
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....autorun&hl=en
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You should definitely install SystemCleanup.

If you want to disable Autostarts / Autoruns just launch the app, go to "Apps", tap on the app you want to edit and then select "Disable Autoruns" from the pop-up menu, voilą!

This is a very powerful, yet surprisingly very easy to handle app with a simple interface that gathers a bunch of features for app(s) maintenance and cleaning within any rooted Android device. Just make sure you measure twice and cut once when using it.
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Ah great IO.Hazard! I knew you will come up with something

BTW, how do you measure the startup manager in ES Task Manager?
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You should definitely install SystemCleanup.
Please forgive me, but am I correct that your phone has to be rooted in order to use this app?

Is there a similar app for un-rooted phones?
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Ah great IO.Hazard! I knew you will come up with something

BTW, how do you measure the startup manager in ES Task Manager?
ES Task Manager is a great tool for unrooted devices, but if you have a rooted one there are some apps (such as the one I suggested to you) that will do a better job.

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Please forgive me, but am I correct that your phone has to be rooted in order to use this app?

Is there a similar app for un-rooted phones?
Yep, SystemCleaner works only on rooted devices.

I'm afraid there is not a similar app for non-rooted phones and if you find one, chances are it is some kind of placebo. That is not due to a lack of good free apps, it is just because non-rooted devices are harder to control and tweak. As I said to Anupam, ES Task Manager is the closest you can get to a good, sensible app management on non-rooted phones and tablets.
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I installed this app and though it can be very helpful I read that it can also cause problem such as causing the phone to continuously boot into a loop. By running the cleanup tool I gained an additional 25 MB for the phone as for the other tools in this app I will proceed with extreme caution since I'm unable to make a NANDROID backup.
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I installed this app and though it can be very helpful I read that it can also cause problem such as causing the phone to continuously boot into a loop. By running the cleanup tool I gained an additional 25 MB for the phone as for the other tools in this app I will proceed with extreme caution since I'm unable to make a NANDROID backup.
It is true that a faulty operation while using SystemCleaner can cause the infamous bootloop. But it is equally true that it could also happen when using any advanced app with root permissions such as TitaniumBackup, Root Uninstaller or even ES Explorer.

Thankfully, the developers have found ways to protect the users from themselves by adding double or triple confirmation boxes and by labeling the apps with relevant information such as "system - do not remove" or "safe to remove" and so on. Unfortunately, we never fail to get 'adventurers' who dare to do it anyway just for the sake of it.

Common sense 101: Leave things the way they are unless you really, really know what you are doing. Don't forget to make regular nandroid backups of your system and keep them somewhere else besides your SDCard like in the Cloud or in a good flash drive.

If you cannot install CWM for whatever reason, then OrangeBackup is a must and I hope that it will prove useful in creating your first nandroid backup.

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