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Service is a background process in Android, not to be confused with *nix daemons or Windows services

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Running an rsync server on an Android device over a non-WiFi, cell-based connection? [duplicate]

I asked a somewhat similar question to this recently (see Rsync-like downloads over adb?), but what I'm asking here is a little bit different. Also, if this question belongs in a different forum, I ...
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service is not running properly in android 10

I have created script and i.e running via service in ini.rc. init: starting service 'usbmountd '... [ 1350.212500] init: Service 'usbmountd ' (pid 6923) received signal 11 [ 1350.212626] init: ...
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List of Android OS services/system apps with dependencies?

Is there a list of Android OS services/system apps including dependencies, similar to what can be displayed and configured in Windows using msconfig.exe? Researching every single one individually is ...
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Process “irq/288-wcd9xxx” draining battery, how to stop it?

I'm using a Fairphone 2 with Fairphone open OS, under Android 7, (build-number: fp2_sibon-userdebug 7.1.2 19.11.2 sibon-24df0be9), up to date. My battery loses systematically 50% to 90% overnight, and ...
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What are these carrier configuration settings and which Android service handles them?

I signed a new mobile contract and received a carrier configuration message, but it seems that the settings were not updated properly. Up- and download is way too slow (typical 3G speeds) despite "4G" ...
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Un-register service from hwservicemanager

I have disabled the fingerprint sensor on my phone by setting the device tree node status to disabled. When I boot up, the fingerprint menu options are gone, but dmesg shows that hwservicemanager is ...
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Restart adbd as shell user on a non-rooted device without rebooting after the “setprop” operation [duplicate]

The setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 worked on my non-rooted device, now I need to restart adbd as the shell user : $ adb shell shell@android:/ $ getprop ro.build.version.release ...
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Android AOSP 5.1 Unable to log “logcat”, “dmesg” into file running from INIT script as a service [duplicate]

I am trying to log "logcat", "dmesg" to a file from custom shell script started as service using init.project.rc. On using below lines in the script (monitintf.sh), I am unable to log it to file test....
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Coming back Google Play Services

I have Samsung Galaxy A50 which is my professional smartphone, I use it for work and it is funded by my company. It has some professional software installed in Knox like encrypted e-mail etc. I am ...
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mdadm and other services in android x86 8.1

I have been reading up on android x86 lately and would like to know if it can read /dev/md0 (RAID5) created by mdadm (with ext4 partition on it) and whether it is possible to use applications such as ...
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How to make SELinux injected rules persistent without unpacking-packing boot.img?

I am working on an application that needs root access and I have a device which is rooted but not with Magisk. This device has only adb shell root available. So, I need an alternative to call the ...
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How to run an Android init service with superuser SELinux context?

I want to run an Android init service. I have a device which has rooted shell (purchased from manufacture as rooted). This device doesn't have Magisk or other su manager but adb shell is rooted and it ...
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How to run an executable on boot and keep it running?

I have an executable build from a ndk-build program. I want to run it on a rooted Android device. How much is the possibility that Android will kill my executable? Using adb shell, I am able to ...
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Why is “mdnsd” draining my battery and how to stop it?

This process (mdnsd) had been draining my battery for a few weeks. I have not been able to find a solution after a lot of search. I don't have any drone app, Facebook app or Firefox, although it's ...
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Is it possible to make init stop restarting one of it's “services”?

My init is making the eris persistent, I don't know if the /system/bin/eris is important to keep android's good functionality but at this moment this "service" (the quotation marks are because i ...
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Google Services

Good day to you, I have an ALPS MT702t phone (MEDIATECH MT6572) Android phone. It has Android 4.4.2 on it. This phone does not have on it Google Services, and Google Framework. I can install ...
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Is it safe to enable Clean Master service?

The above are capture of Clean Master that asks for service enable. Is it safe enough to turn the service ON?
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How can I add a system service to Android?

Me and another person are attempting to enable NFC on the Verizon Wear24. The watch itself has a PN548 NFC chip inside of it and was missing the kernel drivers as well as the NFC service. We have ...
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How to disable “logd” logging?

The /data/misc/logd/ directory is filled with 256 MB log files. Currently I don't need debug log files, so I would like to turn off logging. Partial solution: It seems I can turn off with the ...
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How to make network calls on Android with an app in the background [closed]

I am building a react-native app that launches a series of network requests (both UDP, HTTP) when it receives a special kind of notification, or based on a delayed execution. However it turns out ...
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What is 10263 process [duplicate]

Here is the screen shot I've checked the battery usage apps so that to save my battery level , I've seen a strange process 10263. I want to know what's is use
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Safe startup and accessibility services

I have a Blackberry DTEK 50 (android 6.0) When I set the option to have a pin set at startup ( security option special to blackberry? ) then accessibility services will not run (as far as I ...
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Dimming service still works after app uninstall

I have installed a sleep monitoring app (Sleep as Android) on my LG G3. It has a feature that dims the screen when the monitoring starts. It was very annoying, so I disabled it in the settings of ...
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Using LineageOS native SSHD over ADB

Ive got most of the way to getting native sshd working over usb (mainly for shell and winscp), but very murky and not quite there yet. I want to use the built-in sshd, not download an app for it. ...
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How to create a service without any /system/etc/init.d directory

I would to get a boot daemon service. My android 6 device is rooted and I installed busybox pack on it. After remount my /system partition in read/write, I make /system/etc/init.d directory and I ...
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Unable to access Gmail, Play Store, YouTube. Basically all google apps

I'm having an issue where I can't access pretty much any of my google services on my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (running Android 6.0.1 currently). I don't have general internet connectivity issues as my ...
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“Notification ranker” - what does it do, and what happens if I disable it?

After staying for so long on Marshmallow, today I finally made the decision to upgrade one of my secondary devices with Nougat (LineageOS 14.1 to be precise). Everything went smooth and most things ...
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Invoke /system/bin/sdcard manually via terminal

I am trying to mount an EXT4 formatted SD card under Cyanogenmod 13.1 (Android 6.0.1). So far, I have setup scripts to mount the card at /mnt/ext_sdcard during boot. My current understanding is that ...
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Android VPN service's policy based routing relative to iptables (specific behavior question, android 5.0, 5.1)

Background: Several phones, different firmwares Elephone p7000, Android 5.0 based rom Xiaomi redmi note 2, three different roms (5.1 based Cyaonogen, 5.0 based AOSP derivative) Rooted. Installed a ...
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Retrieving my google contacts

My smart phone kept turning off and wouldn't power back up or stay on long enough to use it much unless I had it plugged into an electrical outlet; so I cancelled my cell phone service but continued ...
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How do some android apps know from where they have been downloaded?

If you read privacy policy of some online apps, you will find that their services also store information about from where you download their app. I wonder if this is possible because apk is a ...
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What does 'read/write instant messages' do?

Here are my steps on a Motorola using Android 6.0.1 Go to Settings > Apps > Show System > Google Services Framework > Permissions > Additional permissions What happens if I turn on these options? - ...
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WhatsApp MessageService is always killed shortly after exiting the app

A couple of days ago I noticed that I no longer receive WhatsApp messages until I manually start the app, which is when the pending messages get delivered all at once. I started my investigation by ...
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Android x86 UI Dead on Boot

I was able to install android x86 on my laptop with a 20GB partition and configure the system according to my tastes yesterday. Also yesterday, I tried using this app to uninstall some bloatware on ...
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How to disable “dreams” system service

Some Android users often complain about some system service constantly executing, so just want to get rid of it at any cost to avoid battery drain. In my scenario it's DreamManagerService which is ...
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Android 6.0.1 'Message Service' crash on boot - S7 Edge

I recently purchased a Samsung S7 Edge. As I like to play around with my phones a lot, one of the first things I did was root it. Not thinking properly, after enabling 'OEM Unlock' and rooting my ...
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Lost Android with no internet connection

I was concerned that I lost my phone earlier and accessed Samsung's Find My mobile. Having gotten a "not connected to network" message I was concerned. Luckily my phone was in an odd place but when I ...
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Show all running services on Samsung Galaxy S3

How can one show all running services on Samsung Galaxy S3? In system-menu Tinder service for example wasn't shown.
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“system_server” - BluetoothPhoneService Causes High CPU Usage

I am using Android 5.1 on Nexus 4 and noticed battery drain faster than usual a few months ago. Thinking I need to update Android to newer version I decided to check CPU usage first and found that ...
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Does swiping from recent app screen kill the foreground service?

I have read certain posts and done by myself and i found that on my device android kitkat 4.4.4 when i swipe the app from recent screen the foreground service doesn't stop, So does this behavior ...
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Lollipop - Apps not autostarting

I have Alcatel 5054D with Lollipop (5.1.1) on board. I noticed that some apps are not starting on boot or on events that are fired by the OS. For example, when my phone was not rooted I tried to ...
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Difference between killing an app by clearing it from Recent Apps menu and “Force Stop”

What is the difference between these two methods when killing apps in Android? Clearing an app from the Recent Apps menu by swiping it to the right or left. Settings → App → Running → ...
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Different coloured journeys on location services

On google location services, my journeys are shown in dark blue, light blue and grey. Is there some significance to this?
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'Google Play Services is not working'

i recently flashed my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Resurrection Remix rom.My phone now doesnt support any of the official Google apps.Whenever i open any such app, it says that 'Google Play Services is not ...
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How to permanently disable mediaserver service?

I am trying to permanently disable the notorious power hogging mediascanserver or mediaserver (whatever it's better known) service on a rooted Jiayu S3. Here are my ADB commands: su pm disable com....
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Galaxy S3 running CM11 - SystemUpdateService keeps getting disabled

SystemUpdateService is currently destroying my battery (phone awake 98% of the time) because it's not running (The update services acquires a wakelock to check for updates, but since ...
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Can Android app run without being launched at least once?

As much as I know, most apps won't ever start, unless you launch them at least once (even if they have a background service). But what about those, that for example, have the Receive Intent Boot ...
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Will Android kill a Service if I uncheck “Show notification” option on Settings?

I was just wondering: will Android kill a Service (that uses persistent notification to keep itself alive) if I uncheck "Show notifications" on app settings? I am running Lollipop 5.1.
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...
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Share USB Printer from Android Device to Network

Is there any form of printer sharing FROM an Android device (In my case, a generic AMLogic Android Box, 4.2 or 4.4, full sized host USB ports) to a network? Specific method doesn't matter, CUPS, IPP, ...