Okay, Why is This Running?

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  1. LassieGal

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    I confess...although there have been many threads here that say app killers aren't necessary, I do have one.

    I'm curious...ever since the 2.1 upgrade, when I go into my app killer to see what's running, the Amazon MP3 application is running, although I haven't used it, and have never downloaded an MP3 via the app. Anyone know what goes? It WASN'T running before the upgrade.
     
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    There is a setting in the mp3 store app that you can uncheck..."monitor connection", or something like that. Presumably, that makes the app use less CPU.

    I have no idea why it runs in the background and I find it annoying of Verizon to do this. However, I don't spend time or resources killing the task. It only starts up again, using more resources. I just let it sit in memory and I ignore it. Theoretically it isn't using much in the way of battery power or CPU.

    If you root your phone you can uninstall stuff like MP3 store.
     
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    Get autostarts in the market. You can disable the auto run functionality with it.
     
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    I am not rooted and I uninstalled it. Actually I uninstalled a lot of the pre-loaded apps that came with the phone because I do not use them and don't plan on using them. In addition I do not use an app killer. Frankly, since I got rid of the app killer I find my batter is lasting longer and my Droid's overall performance has improved.
     
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    go to home>menu>settings>applications>manage applications>menu>filter all> now you can uninstall just about any app on your phone, that includes pre-loaded apps.
     
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    Would you be able to tell me how you did so?
     
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    Go to your menu, settings, applications, manage applications, wait for the list to populate, click on the app you no longer want and there will be an uninstall button about 1/3 of the way down from the top of screen. Click that and the app will uninstall.

    Like I said, I got rid of a lot of the pre-loaded apps because they were useless to me. This was one of them and so was Myspace.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Nice!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the heads up. I am getting rid of some of the stock dross as I type. :icon_ banana:
     
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    just close it in the settings-applications-manage applications. and force stop and close the app.

    you cannot uninstall these apps.

    ps...
    you cannot uninstall the native os apps.
     
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    There isn't an uninstall button on the MP3 store...? :(
     
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    Quite true. I just tried and cannot delete the facebook app and corp calender and such either. Ah well it was worth a try.
     
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    I don't know if that is something with the 2.1 because I was able to uninstall Amazon, Amazon MP3, Myspace, Corp Calendar and I can't remember what else back when I got my phone. But that was of course before 2.1 and even before 2.01 updates so I don't know anymore. Sorry for leading you wrong.
     
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    Unrooted droids cannot uninstall or delete Native apps.
    It's Never been possible.
     
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    Sorry, but that's not true. The only way you could uninstall Amazon MP3 and Corporate Calendar is by rooting your phone. Been that way since day one.
     
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    Although I believe you're correct about each of these apps, my phone is running neither. That kina surprises me because I seem to recall prior to the 2.1 update that each showed up as running. Now neither one does.