How can I stop apps such as AmazonMP3, SkypeMobile, etc from autostarting?

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  1. Shinken

    Shinken New Member

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    The battery charge on my new Droid X is about half down by the end of the day, whereas my previous Droid (1) battery was barely always almost fully charged after essentially the same amount of use. Mostly, all that I do is use the phone, calendar, and occasionally browse the internet.

    I keep killing the following apps, and they keep coming back. If I kill the service, later in the day there is a notation that the app opened the service (again).

    The apps & want to stop from autoloading are:

    Music
    Amazon MP3
    Skype mobile
    Social Networking
    Alarm & Timer

    Is there a way to do this without rooting the Droid?

    Thanks,

    S
     
  2. Shinken

    Shinken New Member

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    This is an addendum to my post

    If I have to root the Droid X to get rid of these battery drains I will, but if so then I have some questions:

    1. Can I root the Droid, make adjustments, then unroot the Droid and retain the adjusted settings?

    2. I came across a reference to an app that is reported to root and unroot the Droid with a single button press (click). Does an app like this work or is it problematic or bogus?

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  3. Droid DOES!!

    Droid DOES!! What iDoesn't
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    Once you root, you probably won't want to go back :)
    Don't uninstall the bloatware though, rename them or freeze them.

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  4. Shinken

    Shinken New Member

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    You're probably right

    I plan to just stop the apps from autoloading, not uninstall them, as I would using msconfig in Windows. You're probably right about not wanting to unroot the device.

    What is the easiest way to root the Droid X? A utility app would be nice, but step-by-step instructions are also OK. Any recommendations?
     
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    cpjr Senior Member

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    Check out an app in the market called "autostarts", it does exactly that.
     
  6. Dr. Carpenter

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    Lots rooting info in the hacks forum but z4root is the best and easiest way to root. It is available in the market and allows one click rooting and unrooting

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    It hasn't been in the market for months



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  8. Dr. Carpenter

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    My bad... available online tho.

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    I never thought that rooting as an accessory.;) to a more appropriate location.
     
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    Why wont you use ti backup and just freeze them instead?

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    Root and download Titanium Backup. That's the only way I know. Or root and install a custom rom. I'm running Liberty. Works great!

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