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I have a rooted Note 3:

  • Samsung-SM-N900A (AT&T)
  • Android 4.3
  • Baseband N900AUCUBNB4

The issue I'm having is that there is something that's killing applications that should be running in the background.

For example, the Alarm Clock. Daily, 7:00 am alarm is set. The alarm never goes off because the application has been killed.

The "battery saver" mode is disabled.

What else is there that I can do to remove Samsung's propensity to kill apps on my Note 3? My phone is rooted, are there Samsung Apps that I can kill/freeze? Is there any options that force an app to keep running?

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I am aware of an option in developers settings which limit the amount of background processes. Is this option set to anything besides standard limit? Aside from an app killer application I can think of nothing else except crazy OOM settings.

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  • "Standard Limit" is what that is set to. Options are 0-4 processes at most – WernerCD Aug 12 '14 at 22:28
  • Poking around at OOM settings. Rom Toolbox Pro has a memory manager, and apparently it allows me to lower the OOM setting on it. It went from something to -17, which should hopefully keep it alive. I'll update if I notice anything. – WernerCD Aug 12 '14 at 22:45
  • Sounds good. If that doesn't do anything then perhaps check some of your other root apps if you haven't already. They may be imposing some of their "performance" enhancements. – Reigningfear Aug 12 '14 at 22:49

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