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First, I suggest you stop using your task killers. They are draining your battery more than saving it. The System is restarting the services when they need to run which is causing battery usage. Second, you are under the assumption that freeing up memory is a good thing. It is not. Freeing up memory is not going to decrease battery usage. What you really ...


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Titanium Backup etc just use in-built Package Manager (pm) to freeze an app. pm has a feature to prevent apps from running & from appearing in Launcher. To use it, Titanium Backup etc execute following command: pm disable {package_name} You can freeze apps by yourself without using a dedicated freezer app. Just use the above command in Terminal ...


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Have you thought about un-installing and re-installing Maps as a possible solution? First, get rid of the pre-loaded Maps by deleting the /system/app/Maps.apk file: su rm /system/app/Maps.apk Once a system app is updated, it's useless in the /system/app folder and can be safely deleted. Then copy the current Maps version to your SD Card: cp ...


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You can disable only System apps from Android 4.0 onwards. Check the guide here with video. Basically you have to: Go to your phone’s main settings menu. Go to the “Apps” or “Applications” option. Go to the “All” tab in your list of apps. Find the app you wish to disable and tap on it. Press the disable button next to the force stop button. ...


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I found how pm disable works: If you run cat /system/bin/pm, it gives: # Script to start "pm" on the device, which has a very rudimentary # shell. # base=/system export CLASSPATH=$base/framework/pm.jar exec app_process $base/bin com.android.commands.pm.Pm "$@" So apparently it is the same as the PackageManager we use from Java, it is calling it - just in ...


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I know you can freeze and thaw an app using Titanium Backup Pro, which I have. But that would require manually going in to TiBu and doing the freeze/thaw commands each time. You're wrong about that part. Try this: look for a free place on your homescreen long-press there select to add a widget scroll to Titanium Backup select the item to (un)freeze an ...


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A backup never is a bad idea, so right after you get root access, you should: Do a full NANDroid backup (which creates images of your partitions, so you always can revert to this state by simply restoring them) Use Titanium Backup to make a full backup of all your apps and their settings (so you can re-install a selection when needed) Freezing does not ...


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Like you said, there is no way to update via Google Play if an app is frozen/disabled. The only way to get the update from Google Play would be to unfreeze/enable it, but this isn't what you want. The only other way to update an app would be to find out if the developer provides a spare APK to download - if they do then you can sideload this APK. ...


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Just a bit more insight into this: Since ICS, Google allows you to disable system apps via the applications menu - this is the same as freezing. As such, Google Play needed to improve their system to allow them to detect 'Disabled' system apps that reside on the market - such as apps added their by OEM's. As such, Google Play now detects frozen/disabled ...


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From your mentioning of Titanium Backup I assume your device is rooted. So my absolute recommendation here is AutoRun Manager (and yes, you will need the Pro -- second yes, it's worth it). Having that installed, open the app, use the "advanced mode", look for the app you want to modify (in your case: Google Maps). Expand it. ARM will show you all its ...


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I suggest using the Freeze feature of Titanium backup homepage market link. I believe you have to register the app ($6.58) in order to use the feature, but I assure you, it's worth the price if you like to hack your phone. The other main reason to pay for the app (other than to support the developer for writing a fine piece of free software) is to be able to ...



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