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Battery Saver App Greenify Now Supports Non-Rooted Devices

Smartphone owners will know that one of the main concerns of their device will always be the battery life.  Once the battery of an Android device gets drained then there’s really not much you can do with it if you don’t have a spare battery or a charger ready. This is the reason why most people install battery saving apps on their devices.


One of the popular battery saving apps available at the Google Play Store is Greenify. It works by automatically hibernating apps that aren’t used and previously only worked in rooted devices. When the app is needed it will automatically run. Aside from saving battery life a lot of users have also said that they have a smoother Android experience.

A new version of the app that has been released will now work in non-rooted Android devices. The auto-hibernation mode will not work on non-rooted devices however a “Hibernate All” shortcut has been added for users to manually activate the hibernate feature. You will have to identify which apps you wish to hibernate.

The team behind this app gives important reminders for people who will be using this app. “Greenifying an app implies that you are aware that all the background functionality (service, periodic task, event receiver, alarm, widget update, push message) of this app will become out of service during the hibernation except when you are using this app.”

“Never greenify alarm clock apps, instant messaging apps unless you don’t rely on them. Please do verify the impact of greenified apps on which you heavily rely.”

Here’s how Greenify compares with other battery saving apps

  • Unlike the “Freeze” feature in “TitaniumBackup Pro” that totally disable the app, you can still use your app as usual, share content with it. No need to freeze & defrozen it.
  • Unlike “App Quarantine”, you can launch greenified apps in any way as usual. No more crafted app-launch widgets, no more manual disabling.
  • Unlike “Autostarts”, you can benefit from almost all of its advantages, without needing to deal with the complexity and risk of obscure app components, and never lose functionality when app is actively running.
  • Unlike any “XXX Task Killer”, your device will never fall into the cat-mouse-game of stealthy-running and aggressive killing, which unnecessarily consumes more battery juice.

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Greenify puts unused apps into hibernation to save battery juice

An app called Greenify *ROOT: Renew my Phone promises to make your phone work as fast as it did when it was still new, as well as save precious battery juice. It does this by letting the user identify unused apps. Then, it sends these apps into hibernation mode to prevent them from consuming battery life. While Greenify is running, users are provided with a list of the apps that have been put into hibernation, the apps that are running, and those which will eventually be put into hibernation after they had been used.


There are several important caveats, however. Possibly the most important is this: Greenify requires that an Android phone be rooted before it can work, so this is definitely not an app for everyone with an Android device. According to its Google Play description page, the version of Android that is needed also varies from one device to another. Likewise, Greenify needs a background-persistent Cleaner service. It is also worth knowing the background functions that an app needs, since these functions will be unusable when the app is put into hibernation. Greenify specifies the following: persistent background services, broadcast receivers, alarms, widget updates, and push messages. The developer cautions users to avoid using the app on alarm clock and instant messaging apps, unless these are never really used.

As a battery-saving app, Greenify sets itself apart from the other ones that are available in the market, such as Autostarts, App Quarantine, the task killers from various developers, and the Freeze feature in TitaniumBackup Pro. According to the description, Greenify works in a different manner. For one, even if an app has been sent into hibernation mode, a consumer can easily open it again as if it never placed in such state. The app eliminates some of the problems associated with freezing and defreezing apps, manual disabling, and diminished app functionalities.

Greenify is developed by Oasis Feng, a member of the xda-developers forum, who also has another app called Bytes Insight on Google Play.

There are two versions of Greenify which may be downloaded: a free version and a donation version, which asks for a $3 payment. Greenify is available via the Google Play Store as well as Oasis Feng’s website.

via lifehacker