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Greenify is an app that can speed up devices by hibernating specific apps when they're not running in the foreground, limiting how many background apps may potentially sip away at your battery life. ART, short for Android Runtime, handles app execution in a way that can be significantly peppier than Dalvik. Together, the two can breathe new life in a rooted device, and this combination is now more stable thanks to the latest version of Greenify, which adds ART compatibility.

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You will need KitKat on your device to use Greenify with ART. Before now, some people who tried to mix the two were met with a crash. That shouldn't be the case now, but this is all still new, so your mileage may vary. And if you couldn't care less about any of that, this update also provides a new setup guide for experimental features and some other enhancements.

What's new:

  • Most receivers are no longer scanned in middle-to-high-end devices.
  • New setup guide for experimental features.

You can get the app below for free, but you need to purchase the $2.99 donation version in order to activate the experimental features.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • andy_o

    Woudn't the donation package still crash the device, since Xposed doesn't support ART?

    • akshay7394

      ART won't even get activated, not while the framework is installed. It'd be reverted to Dalvik automatically (it's explained in the post where he released a 4.4-compatible version of Xposed)

      • andy_o

        ah yes I remember that now, but the point still stands that you can't use the experimental features with ART.

        • akshay7394

          True! You won't be able to use ART at all if you have Xposed, which was my point :p

          right either way

  • spacekobra

    I've been using greenify with ART this whole time?

    • Christofftofferson

      I'm Ron Burgundy?

    • ipowyourface

      Same here, don't think I had any issues and my phone has been going to deep sleep.

      • Mike Reid

        I had an ART crash in my app, but only when using one specific JNI function in a way that ART didn't like.

        So as always, YMMV.

  • testmang

    love greenify

    • Ano

      Me too. The experimental functions with Xposed are about the only way to get OEM- and Google's (ever growing) Nexus bloatware under control via hibernation and still being able to use them. Other app's solutions of freezing/unfreezing and disabling/re-enabling apps are just not user friendly and unhandy.

      It looks like Xposed is not going to be rewritten so I hope there will be something else. If anyone knows any solution or app (without just disabling or freezing apps I mean) I would love to hear.

  • Italo Figueiredo

    (Off) Why ART is not available to Nexus 7 (2012) stock?

    • Imparus

      Because it is using tegra 3, and so far they are only supporting snapdragon architecture, we will hopefully get it when it is final, and they have managed to bring support for more chipsets.

      • Italo Figueiredo

        Thank you!

      • Justin Swanson

        If just the snapdragon architecture were supported, the ART option wouldn't appear on my Galaxy Nexus. I see the ART runtime available on my N7, slimkat.

        Edit: Maybe only in the official builds it's hidden?

        • Imparus

          The galaxy nexus is running OMAP, and since you have flashed your device I would assume that you knew it have trouble / it is very buggy running in ART runtime. When saying supporting doesn't mean it can't work on something other than snapdragon, it is just not supported. It only appear because it is a flash, so the one who made it unblocked it.

          They hide it because they aren't supporting other type of chipset yet, probably because they first want to make it work, before they bring wide support to different chipsets. You might be able to run it on other chipset, but that is mostly luck, since google haven't done anything to make it work on other chipsets yet.

          • Justin Swanson

            Gotcha, I thought about it after posting and realized that it's probably only there because of the custom ROM.

            However I have found it to run just find on the GNex and in some ways, performs better.

  • duse

    I'm still on the fence between sticking with Dalvik to use Xposed or using ART and resorting to a ROM to get my feature requests satisfied. Love the stability of stock. Anyone else in the same boat?

  • http://lightyear.be teranex

    Does anyone know what "Most receivers are no longer scanned in middle-to-high-end devices." means?

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