I did this after reading all of the stickied posts about task killers in this forum. Reading helps.....
Droid X Rooted Tranquility 3.0
I uninstalled mine last night, and usually I take it off charge in the morning and by the time I get to work i'm at 80% already. Just checked it been off charge about 45min, and I'm still at 100%. So far so good, but Ill see how she does as the day goes on.
Thanks for the posts. I am learning a lot. You state, " If a user doesn't know how to stop all this automatic reopening of the apps, YES, ATK will just end up causing ur battery to drain faster." Is there a way to make apps that I don't even use STOP opening in the background? Any insight would be appreciated.
ATK's should NOT be used. Its also redundant, as that tool is readily available natively in Android (Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications). The only time you'd want to use ATK is if certain process isn't working correctly.
20% battery life remaining after 4 hours is pretty bad, even with heavy usage. I'm running no task killers, using stock battery, and I'm able to pull over a day of usage with moderate-heavy use. (1hr+ talk time, flash content, camera, web).
3g on all day, gps on all day, some wifi, auto-brightness, bluetooth disabled
Last edited by Aohus; 09-06-2010 at 12:46 PM.
Energy used to be wasted:
1. Closing the apps
2. Having the apps automatically restart themselves
IF you use it correctly with Autostarts, those two issues are not an issue anymore.
You are spewing the general knowledge of yesteryear. It is not yesteryear anymore. UNTIL YOU HAVE ACTUALLY DONE IT, YOU CAN NOT SPEAK ON IT.
fyi, your battery utilization screenshot without ATK looks dreadful. If you used ATK correctly, it would look much better. Looking at your screenshot is a testament why someone would want to use ATK
You've already been exposed on another forum and banned, and you're repeatedly spreading misinformation on other boards. Its getting a bit ridiculous.
1. You have used ATK without Autostarts.
2. You have used ATK in a manner which is incorrect. It is apparent you left ATK running 24/7. You shouldn't do this. You should let Android take care of the memory management.
3. You should also set ATK to "safe" mode so it doesn't end any "vital" system processes.
When you get some hands-on experience with using ATK the correct way, then come back here and let me know what you think. Until then, let those with experience and understand do the talking.
It is "common" sense that there is "always" a right way and a wrong way of doing just about anything in life. You are judging ATK based upon the "wrong" way of using it. How can you make an informed decision on ATK in this manner? You can't.
Ad-hominem attacks is not going to get your point across either. I was "temporarily" banned on DroidXForums for being disrespectful to a moderator. That has nothing to do with "misinformation". Start being mature, please.
My whole goal is learning as much as I can in every way possible about the Android OS. Then, it is to take that knowledge and spread it around to the Android communities. The point is to let people in on ways of having the BEST possible Android computing experience that is physically possible.
Last edited by luv2increase; 09-06-2010 at 01:30 PM.