Service is a background process in Android, not to be confused with *nix daemons or Windows services

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Can Android app run without being launched at least once?

As much as I know, most apps won't ever start, unless you launch them at least once (even if they have a background service). But what about those, that for example, have the Receive Intent Boot ...
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Android applications automatically turning on when wifi is toggled on

First of all, I have permission management installed on my custom rom and this prevents apps from randomly starting up during boot. However, I have noticed that this is not enough to prevent some ...
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Galaxy S3 running CM11 - SystemUpdateService keeps getting disabled

SystemUpdateService is currently destroying my battery (phone awake 98% of the time) because it's not running (The update services acquires a wakelock to check for updates, but since ...
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Preventing certain WAKELOCKS (NlpCollectorWakeLock, NlpWakeLock) with shell? (e.g. pm command)

As some of you might aware of, the notorious 'NlpCollectorWakeLock' and 'NlpWakeLock' are often the cause of considerable battery drain. I personally make some custom ROMs, and would like to ...
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Android - shell utility to perpetually disable headset device?

I have an HTC Desire HD device that has some schmutz in the wired headset jack, and the output from 'logcat' (http://pastebin.com/cNZC8Wwc) shows it vacillating between 'Headset=true' and ...
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OS services and Android OS using data

I have a question following up Locking applications to wifi only data connections: I followed the guide given in its answer and notice some applications (like Android OS) don't have the option to be ...
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Through Google play and youtube am getting much more download speed(nearly 10 times) than other sites on browser or other apps.how is that possible.?

An usual thing is happening with my ISP, it is giving 1mbps speed while browsing or downloading from any other site, but 10 or 11 mbps speed while am downloading or browsing stuff from youtube or ...
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Running service during bootanimation

I have modified my boot.img and want to run a service during startup. I set up a service and trigger it by class core/main or by a defined property in the build.prop. Unfortunatley, surfaceflinger is ...
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How to permanently disable mediaserver service?

I am trying to permanently disable the notorious power hogging mediascanserver or mediaserver (whatever it's better known) service on a rooted Jiayu S3. Here are my ADB commands: su pm disable ...
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...
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init.svc.orientationd keep on restarting

Although I am not doing anything with the phone, leaving it on the table, the following system service keep restarting about every 1-3 seconds. You can see this by repeatedly checking getprop ...
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Share USB Printer from Android Device to Network

Is there any form of printer sharing FROM an Android device (In my case, a generic AMLogic Android Box, 4.2 or 4.4, full sized host USB ports) to a network? Specific method doesn't matter, CUPS, IPP, ...
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Unknown service DeviceConnectionServiceBroker

I've found a DeviceConnectionServiceBroker among the google services. I can't find what does this do and a google search didn't help, which seems strange to me. What is this service for? I have ...
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How can I gather service's permissions of all the installed apps on Android?

all I want to gather all the permissions of all the installed apps + its services' permissions in a way to figure out the apps that misuse its permissions or the services' permissions of others apps? ...