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Why is Google Maps always running in the background?

I'm running on JB. The Google Maps application always seems to have 2 instances running in the background inspite of turning the GPS off. Is there a clean solution to prevent it from ever running in ...
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The ps command shows many repeating processes named “app_process”. Why?

as of today my phone (Samsung Galaxy Nexus (4.1.1) slows down a lot. I noticed following: root@android:/ # ps | grep -c app_process 136 root@android:/ # and ...
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HTC ONE X: The process “com.android.phone” has stopped?

I have just brought a Second had HTC ONE X from an auction site, When booting up the phone it works fine, with no sim card. However I have a 2degrees (New Zealand) Micro SIM which is a snapper sim I....
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Root Terminal command to kill or stop a service?

The latest LiveView Application for my device keeps appearing on the status bar even if the LiveView device isn't connected. Since I can't find any means to disable this behavior, I want to create a ...
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Command or script to read a binary file and skip some bytes every X bytes

I am trying to find an Android shell command that is able to read a file but that has the power to skip, for example 512 bytes every 1024 bytes. Does such a command exist and is available for ...
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swiping music player does not kill the process?

Swiping programs from the process-list should kill/shut them down, right? I listened to music and then swiped the music player away but the music was still playing. How come? Does swiping not kill ...
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How To Disable htcCheckinService?

This process causes CPU spikes and sometimes incredibly slows down whole system. I need to know how to disable it. Tried with Quick System Info PRO but it won't allow me to end process or close it. ...
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Is there a way to white-list an app (web browser) so Froyo 2.2 memory manager does NOT kill it?

One of my biggest pet peeves with Android (due to heavy use of my Droid X for reading web pages) is the fact that it can kill ANY application it wishes when doing its automated memory management. ...
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how to find application that is opening proccesses

When running ps as root within my device (HTC Desire HD) I see the following line: app_132 18584 13586 0 0 ffffffff 00000000 Z ratc Repeating hundreds of times. How can I tell which app ...
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How can I stop an ongoing sync process on my Desire?

yesterday I decided to upload all my phone's photos using PICASA. I thought the task would have required one hour or so but instead it is still running and is extremely slow! I would like to stop it ...
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How to set CPU Affinity for android tasks

I have a dual core android device. Is there any way to set CPU Affinity for android tasks ?
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How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
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Is there any custom ROM that includes a feature to permanently kill a process? [closed]

As is well known from many blog/forum posts, Android 2.2 (Froyo) changed the mechanism for the API to kill the process such that a killed process will likely/possibly be re-started by the OS after ...
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Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them?

Is there a way to list all Intents and all processes associated with them? Specifics: Droid X, 2.2 stock ROM, rooted. I'm perfectly fine with any approach, as long as it gets a guaranteed complete ...
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Are there cases where Android would start an app/service other than due to Intents or explicit user start?

I'm trying to understand how/why some of the processes that are running on my phone (DroidX, stock 2.2 ROM). It's obvious that 2 likely reasons for a process to start are: A direct action by the ...
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Why does Dalvik virtual machine need to run in every process?

JVM and DVM both provide virtual environment. JVM doesn't need to be in every process. why DVM need to be in every process? Thanks.