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As said in my comment to paco's answer, the information he gave is mostly correct: Most apps don't exit completely if you leave them, and no app should exit if you leave it via the "Home" button. Moreover, some apps have background services running which the user otherwise cannot quit. Now there are some situations where you need an app (including its ...


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This is happening because of an issue (or a feature?) on stock Samsung firmware. Whenever you reboot the phone, the "Show notifications" setting of apps that were moved to SD Card will revert to its original state, which is to allow notifications. The work-around is to move the app back to the phone, and the setting will persist across reboots.


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Answer is no, you're not uninstalling the app by clearing the App data. Clearing the application data is more or less resetting the application to an initial state before being customized based on the application settings, such as preferences, databases. I am aware it sounds contradictory but the crucial element in this is - the dalvik cache has the ...


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I believe the basic answer is no. Obviously it can't be done with AppLock since all the settings are accessed through the same app, but further than that you would have to somehow determine what the Settings app was doing and prevent it. This would be very difficult, and impossible without root. I think the Settings app must be open-source, however, given ...


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The code behind the Force stop button is complex and undocumented. I'll reproduce it verbatim and then go through it one piece at a time. private void checkForceStop() { if (mDpm.packageHasActiveAdmins(mPackageInfo.packageName)) { // User can't force stop device admin. updateForceStopButton(false); } else if ...


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The apps will disappear from your Home screen if your SD card is unmounted from the phone for any reason, they won't automatically come back on their own. The most likely reason is that the SD card can't be mounted to both your phone and your PC at the same time, so if you plug your phone into a PC, and your SD card is mounted as a drive so you can copy ...


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Android maintains 4 types of applications in its memory. I dont remember all but running and cached background are 2 of them...(cached background can be accessed by clicking the hardware menu button when in the running tab and selecting the poped up option) So though it might not be seen in the running processes, it is not entirely dead. Mostly it shall ...


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I have an EVO and had this problem as soon as I started moving a lot of apps to my SD card. Basically, apps moved to an SD card are stored in a secure area and it apparently takes Android a while to make this "secure" area available at boot, and this may not happen before your launcher starts. The more apps you have, the longer it takes to do whatever it's ...


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The answer to both questions turned out to be Force to stop the app TwLauncher. Then when I close the apps management it started again and I get all my icons (and shortcuts) back. So now when I have my SD card unmounted I can't see the icons. When it is mounted back, I have to restart TwLauncher. It is very annoying but at least I know I have not lost all ...


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From what I can make out from your scenario, it seems the culprit is the android's Dalvik Cache. Quote from a thread in xda forums:- When Android starts up, the DalvikVM looks thru all of your applications (.apk files) and frameworks, and builds a tree of dependencies. It uses this dependency tree to optimize the bytecode for every application ...


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Cases 1+3 show the app is currently running; basically, both are "task manager" views. Number 2 is rather related to "preferred apps" for a given action: if you e.g. have two web browsers installed, this decides which one is launched if you tap an URL. Number 4 is the "application manager". Usually, an "active force-stop button" should indicate a running ...


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No they both use the same method to move it over. And if you did desist to root your phone, they could move over the ones that aren't allowed to be moved over, but that may cause them to break.


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Apps shown in the "on SD card" tab aren't actually on the external SD card, they're just apps you are able to move to the SD card. If they'd been on the SD card, the checkbox next to them would've been checked with a colored check mark.


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There are at least two different solutions available for it: LBE Privacy Guard (careful when you're already running JellyBean: do not use the Playstore version then, but rather check with XDA-Developers, as the playstore version causes boot-loops with JellyBean and the dev did not even place a note for it), and PDroid Privacy Protection / PDroid Manager. The ...


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I had this kind of problem and solved it this way: Why my app disappear at reboot?


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I use Go Launcher Pro. There in the running tab it shows Clock. May be he stock launcher application hides running system processes from showing.


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From my own experience I also noticed that, even without rebooting, the disk space would have been freed after waiting a little while. So my theory is that the Android OS distributes write operations to the internal memory in time to improve responsiveness of the device. But the thing I'm still not sure is if the memory was needed right now to install a new ...



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