Under running services, I see the IcsService or long name com.android.samsung.IcsService . What does that process do? I'm debating about removing it.

Note I have a AT&T Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S)


ICS = Internet Connection Sharing. I believe it's the service that lets a computer connect to the internet through your device over USB. You can safely remove it if you don't use it.

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  • How does this compare to wifi tethering provided by one of android's apps? – bmillare Jan 3 '11 at 18:35
  • I think the apps might rely on this service, but I'm not sure. You could use Titanium Backup to "freeze" this service, and see whether your app stops working. – Matthew Read Jan 3 '11 at 18:45

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