To temporarily disable an app without uninstalling it, it can be "frozen". This has nothing to do with an "app freezing" in terms of "not responding to input".

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Is it safe to rename, delete or disable system/bin/mediaserver?

mediaserver is constantly running in the background eating up CPU. I don't care at this point if I don't get to use the gallery app and I'm fed up with having to reboot every time I hop out of my ...
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Made hangouts handle my SMS. Any downside to disabling Messanging?

If I've made Hangouts handle my SMS, is there any downside to disabling the default Messaging app? Does anything rely on that app being enabled?
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How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?

I want to disable some of the stock apps that I don't use (e.g. Drive, Keep). These are stock Android/Google apps, not third-party apps. When I attempt to disable them: I get a warning that ...
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Get rid of Google Play

I would like to freeze, or in any way disable Google Play on my Android 2.3.6. I tried to prevent the autorun: it always finds its way. I tried to freeze it with Gemini App Manager: even blocked it ...
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Samsung note 3 titanium backup freeze lockscreen

I have a rooted note 3 am am using a custom lock screen. Is it possible/wise to freeze the lockscreen service or any dependencies to free up CPU time and memory? Does a custom lock screen rely on ...
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Is “Disabling” apps with Android 4 similar to “Freezing” in Titanium backup?

I just saw that I can "disable" an app in the app editing menu on my new HTC Droid DNA (stock Android 4.1 w/Sense). The main effect I can see is that the app disappears from app drawer. How is this ...
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Disabling System Apps that have been updated and User apps [No Root]

How can I disable system apps that have been updated through the Play Store without doing "Uninstall Updates"? For instance, Maps is a system app, which has been updated. How can I disable it without ...
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Google Maps unthaws “itself”?

I have a relatively specific question - I'm on a SonyEricsson xPeria Mini Pro (sk17i), using Android 4.0.4 with a rooted Stock Rom. To conserve battery, I'm regularly freezing some apps I only use ...
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Is there any other way to get updates to frozen apps?

This is in response to my question " Does the google play store not provide updates for frozen apps? ". Since google play is now making it difficult, if not, impossible to find and update frozen apps ...
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Does the google play store not provide updates for frozen apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any other way to get updates to frozen apps? I freeze problematic apps in hope of waiting for a better update. When frozen, the apps once did update like ...
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How can I automatically freeze and thaw an app on demand?

I have some apps that I open on occasion. One in particular is a game that likes to push notifications up reminding me to play again. Is there an app I can use to automatically freeze an Android app ...
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Why do some apps get frozen every time I reboot?

After rooting my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM version), I looked around a bit with Titanium Backup and found several system apps that were frozen. Among them are: Google Earth, Google Play Books, ...
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How does freezing an app work technically?

Apps like Link2SD and Titanium Backup are able to "freeze" other apps, that is disable them without removing them. What do these apps do to achieve this?
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Remove bloatware on Galaxy S2 - what are my options?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2 flashed with stock ROM - ICS v4.0.3, carrier is Virgin Mobile (model #GT-I9100M). There is some bloatware installed by Samsung, which causes minor problems, such as ...
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How do you disable system apps in Android 4.x.x (and up)?

I heard you can "freeze" or "disable" apps starting in Android 4.0 without rooting. How do you do it?
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Does freezing apps in Titanium Backup Pro require a phone reboot to take effect?

When freezing apps using Titanium Backup Pro, do I have to reboot for the freeze to take effect? (e.g. not be started anymore, even if applicaple Intent is fired off?) Does it depend on whether the ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...