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?


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.

  • "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. Aug 12 '14 at 22:49

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