Greenify (Donation Package)
- Required Android: 3.1 and up
- Installs: 100,000 - 500,000
- Published/Updated Date: December 31, 2013
This is just a donation package which activates some experimental features in the Greenify app. These features can be enabled in settings of Greenify.
=== Disclaimer ===
Some of these experimental features are still in early stage. They may not work on all devices & ROMs. They are included only for advanced users with sufficient knowledge about what they really mean and how to correctly use them. These features may cause malfunction or crash in apps. In rarely extreme case, you might need to factory reset your device to recover. I will try my best to avoid those situations, but take no responsibility for the possible consequences.
It is safe to purchase and install, since nothing is affected until any of the experimental features is enabled explicitly.
=== Experimental Features ===
◆ Allow (most) system apps to be greenified in Greenify
Beware, most system apps are critical to the basic functionality of your device, once greenified, you may lose some part of usability. If something bad happens, degreenify the system apps you recently greenified and reboot, or deactivate this experimental features of Greenify and reboot.
◆ Boost mode (requires Xposed)
Android framework is patched to allow Greenify to perform hibernation and other operations without the slow root routine. Besides, Boost mode also improves compatibility of many features in Greenify.
◆ Allow GCM push message to wake hibernated apps (requires Xposed)
Google service framework is patched to allow the GCM (Google Cloud Message, a.k.a. C2DM) broadcast to wake the hibernated apps, thus you can greenify some apps without losing the ability to receive push message.
Attention: Not all apps use GCM as push mechanism, some apps create their own connection for push in background service, thus can't benefit from this patch and their push messages can never survive hibernation. Please DO NOT ask for that, it's just a "mission impossible" in practice. Instead, ask their developer to adopt the more RAM-and-battery-friendly GCM push.
◆ Reveal hidden sync tasks (requires Xposed)
Some apps may contain hidden sync tasks which runs periodically, but cannot be disabled by user in system Settings - Account - Sync. This feature reveals those hidden sync tasks and let you to disable them.
=== Xposed Installation ===
1. Download and install Xposed installer: http://goo.gl/CKTWXZ
2. Install the “Framework" in the "Xposed Installer" and activate "Greenify" in "Modules".
=== Why do I need to install another framework for some features to work? ===
Since these experimental features all need OS level patches, traditionally they can only be applied with ROM modding, which is highly device-specific and ROM-exclusive. Xposed framework is a new hope to do finer grained tiny patches in a ROM-independent way. Thanks to Xposed framework, you can enjoy these experimental features of Greenify without replacing your ROM.
=== Feedback and further discussion ===
Visit the community: http://goo.gl/MoszF or XDA forum: http://goo.gl/ZuLDnE
Greenify (Donation Package) APK Version History
September 16, 2014
Please solve! LOVE your app and have been using the free edition for a while. I decided to buy the donation version and now my hibernate+lock feature does not work! I have been using Nova Launcher and I had set-up a double click gesture to hibernate+lock screen! Ever since I downloaded the Donation version, it doesn't work! Made sure Nova is alright! Please fix! Thanks! Even put a short cut for HIbernate + lock screen through greenify on the launcher, and it still doesn't do anything! Full Review
March 3, 2017
Great App. Does its job perfectly. However the main app is saying I don't have the donation app, which I do (OBVIOUSLY SINCE I'M WRITING THIS HERE). Every time I try to enable a donations-required option it leads me to this page with the big green installed button. However I don't have this issue with my ZTE Grand Max+, so it might be my low-end HTC phone so it's still 5 stars from me. Full Review
June 21, 2015
Works beautifully. Exactly what I needed after trying all battery savers, firewalls, etc., to reduce power consumption. Bought the donation pack too. Just awesome. Some improvements necessary: 1. A sort functionality. 2. Rotating phone has rest the selection in my case. This could be some bug. 3. Sometimes double "+" sign appears. Again could be some bug. Observed on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (G925I) with Lollipop 5.0.2 + CF Auto Root + Xposed. As on June 21, 2015. Full Review
December 6, 2013
Experimental Features Will Not Work Using Kit Kat with the Android runtime (ART) is faster and will eventually become mainstream. This in effect kills Xposed Framework app as the developer himself indicated he has to re-write it and basically said he would not. Not having Xposed also kills the experimental features. Will put my rating back to 5 stars when fixed. I still encourage people to donate as Greenify is awesome even without experimental features and the developer should be compensated for this great app. Full Review
February 13, 2014
Totally works Needed the donate version to freeze "system apps" like Facebook. Works perfect! Makes my phone run smooth as butter, no more unresponsiveness while I wonder what the hell my phone is doing that's more important than what I want it to do. Might be the most valuable app on playstore, I hope this feature gets added to android permanently. Full Review
November 15, 2016
Hey devs So this app is awesome, definitely improves battery life no doubt. I only have 2 issues, one is that I wish it could perform the force close methods with the screen off. And the other issue is specific to the LG V20. When I lock the screen and it does the force closing, the secondary display flashes on and off until its done and afterwards my secondary display will show only the numbers for the time, and not the date or am/pm like it should. Other than that great stuff guys Full Review
November 20, 2014
Increased battery drainage and decreased deep sleep This app seems to do the opposite of what it's supposed to. Installing the paid version and enabling the experimental features with greenifying apps like Google play and whatsapp lead to battery drainage like never before, over 15% during the night, with the phone being >6 hrs awake due to activity of Google services. Removed Greenify - and deep sleep is back to normal. I presume those experimental features trigger some sort of constant activity in Google services. Full Review
October 5, 2014
Best Xposed App Ever If you know what you are doing, and the apps you handling then you shall be fine, this will save you more battery than all the mumbo jumbo out there! And yes the alt to this for battery saving is turn off 2G/3G/4G data, also wifi! Better yet would be simply putting your phone on airplane mode, works the best even this app can't save you that much! Pfft what rubbish app cant save me more than airplane mode!! Full Review
February 9, 2018
I love this app and I am using from last 2 years. But I am quite annoyed with feature that changes my system settings. It disables Window Animations like Snackbars and Floating Action Buttons as I give Accessibility permission to this app. Snackbar enter and exit animations don't work. As an app developer, everytime I have to disable the accessibility permission whenever I debugging. Please fix this issue. Don't disable the animations. Also you'll get details of my device right below this review on your dashboard.
April 29, 2016
System apps keep on starting automatically Hi, i just purchased the donation package and testing it for last few hours.. Noticed that all the system aaps i hibernate are keep on running in background after few minutes.. If its going to work like this then i dont want this version.. I was happy with the free version... Just give me refund! Full Review
April 5, 2014
Phenomenal This app is just marvellous. If you want to increase your battery life, search no more. Some apps, like Evernote periodically wake up, though. But the widget hibernates all previously selected apps with just one tap. Also, I have issues with keeping notifications when the app is hibernated. One suggestion would be to implement a setting to wake up all or some hibernated apps at certain periods to enable synching. I use Tasker and the greenify plug–in to accomplish this. A built in option would be nice. Full Review
September 18, 2016
Fantastic app. MUCH better battery life out of my Verizon Note 5 (no root). I can finally make it through more than 1 day on a single charge thanks to aggressive doze! Combined with a package disabler and Tasker, works like a champ. Happy to support the devs, even if I can't use root functions. Full Review
July 1, 2017
All features working fine, inc system apps hibernation. IMHO should be standard on custom ROM's at least. No issues/conflicts with other Xposed modules; I use Amplify. Happy to support Developer: £2 well spent even if I return to ART runtime & disable Xposed framework. BBS xda_ed showed much improved stats even before buying donate version to enable full features. Excellent support & advice from Oasis also. Thanks.. Full Review
May 16, 2015
Make my phone's battery last longer I've been using this app for a long time, combined with Xposed framework and Power Saver for maximum result. This is very beast, my phone's standby-time increased significantly and no need to charge frequently. It's one of the other worthed app that u can pay for your beloved phone. Full Review
November 29, 2016
Doesn't Work This hasn't worked on my sm-p600 for a year and a half. No exaggeration. I've sent many emails to the dev with no response. I've tried every sane way possible to get it to work with Greenify, but it always says I need to purchase the donation package. Full Review
July 18, 2014
Great apps.. Worth donating.. Just use this apps in about a week but I'm quite satisfied with the result. Really worth donating. :-) UPDATE: Not sure if devs reads this, but if they do, I'd like to request that when we wants to put apps into greenify list, the apps that already in the list will use a different colors than the one that not yet in the list. Thanks. Full Review
May 22, 2015
Worth every penny!!!! Rooted vzw gs4 on stock jb 4.3 with xposed fw. great app for saving battery and still receiving all notifications from fb and emails. it's even better paired with amplify app. Greenify and amplify together attacks battery drain from 2 different angles and it dont cause system conflicts. Utilizing both apps I get 27 hrs of lite use from a full charge and idle usage of 1% drain every 7 to 8 hrs. I also use better battery stats to monitor bat usage. Great app devs and continue the good work. GREENIFIED!!!! Full Review
September 25, 2014
Worth every penny I've been using this ever since I've been rooted, it's great if you aren't rooted as well but you'll be missing out on quite-a-few great features... And once you add the xposed framework, there is no better control for your battery eating apps! Full Review
September 16, 2014
ESSENTIAL! his app is absolutely essential! I have always been obsessed with apps running on their own when I'm not using them (especially games) & I used to use 3 different autostart managers & massively & constantly had to mess with the autostart settings, trying to prevent apps from running on their own... likely also messing stuff up in the process. Then I got Greenify! I have reset all my autostarts to the default settings & Greenify takes care of everything FAR more effectively. AMAZING app! Full Review
March 19, 2015
Lollipop issues Note 3 N900T lp cmremix 12. Installed xposed and was looking forward to finally getting some extra use from the paid features. Dang didn't work, says I need to install xposed when ticking a check box. Xposed is installed. Cool to see this working someday. Full Review
June 21, 2014
Refund request Generally the app is good, but I found that the free version is enough for my device. Because I'm a little disappointed as most the system app I would like to hibernate , cannot be hibernated properly. Until that point, I realized that the functions and benefits i enjoyed just same as the free version, so I would like to request a refund. TQ for the work, really appreciate it. Full Review
December 17, 2013
Every other RAM/App Booster MOVE Aside! Greenify is a must app for any Android phone, unlike the PC which completely closes a program, Android unfortunately doesn't and hence the drop in performance over a period. THANKS TO GREENIFY that problem has been eradicated. No other ram kill etc apps are needed when you have this. IT'S A MUST FOR ALL DROID PHS. Saves battery, data and maintains performance. Excellent work developers continue the good work. Looking forward to the future updates. The full version is awesome. Full Review
May 8, 2014
Just say thanks. Same thing here, don't really need this. Just buy it to show my gratuity to Oasis. Good work man, keep working on it. P.S. Okay, the hibernate system app things seems to be cool. I'll try it out. Why I want google+, google wallet, and newsstand running in the background. Don't need any of them. Full Review
January 6, 2016
Love this app, it's a must have in my opinion. EDIT: Nexus Imprint unlocking is working correctly now, original issue I had is below for reference. (Just got a new phone though and there is one problem. It's a Nexus 6P, and when I hibernate + lock the phone asks for pin on wake every time. So bypassing the lockscreen with fingerprint doesn't work anymore.) Full Review
June 4, 2014
Down to 1%/hour The donation features are great! I already turn off Sync when not plugged in, but was discharging around 2-3%/hour with very light usage. With the wake lock coalescing and cloud support, I'm down to 1%/hour with not-quite-as-light usage. 92% at the end of the work day! Full Review
March 9, 2015
Best Task Killer This is the best app that I have on my phone for saving the battery. I would have my phone connected to a power source all day, no more though. I can easily get through the day on a single charge. I have hibinated so many useless apps and apps I rarely use that my phone runs cooler and performs much better. HTC M9 Full Review
July 23, 2014
My HTC Desire HD has come back to life Even though I'm using CM11, extreme OOM settings, I couldn't have many apps installed. With Greenify I can install any app I want, that it won't affect the performance. Really really happy with this!! Full Review
January 15, 2017
Worth Every Cent D'Best I installed xposed & just followed the instruction. Then, hibernated most of my social apps, last thing I know, My phone is browsing & processing fast. Drastically fast.What I about greenify that other hibernating apps can't offer, is it capability to comprehensively detach an apps that wokeup will opening other apps. SUPERB!! Thanks DEV for bringing such wonderful app. 1 of the 1st & Brightest hibernating app that i found, been using it for years, maintaining my cp's performance & durability. Full Review
August 31, 2016
Doesn't work on rooted Oneplus 3 This has worked beautifully for years on every device I've owned until I recently upgraded to a OnePlus 3. It doesn't even request root permissions from SuperSU. Latest Stock OxygenOS Marshmallow ROM rooted and latest Xposed Framework installed. Please help! Full Review
February 17, 2015
Flip cover problem If use flip cover on samsung s4 , it will only work when the flip is open, and its wasting time to wait the process done (i want to use my phone immediately when i open the flip cover).. please make it work normally when flip cover case is attatched.. 5 star if done thanks Full Review
December 23, 2015
Great app with some issues I'm expecting rebooting issues after installation of donation package and enabling experimental features like GMC and don't remove notification on my nexus 6p with pure nexus custom rom.. Hope you will fix this issue soon.. Otherwise i would have rated 5stars Full Review
August 18, 2016
Increased battery drain As for some others, greenifying system apps and enabling deep sleep (the reason I got the paid version) caused increased battery drain. Disabling these fixed the issue. Would be good to understand why this happens for some and not others and how to fix. Full Review
July 3, 2015
Excellent app! Keeps on improving! Love all the new features about this app! This is an excellent battery saver, especially when used in combination with a few other apps. The one improvement I can see in future updates would be the ability to create your own wake up paths. I have been experimenting with putting Google play to sleep as many of its features destroy battery life... But some apps such as snapchat rely on this application. It would be nice if I could cut off wake up paths as well as create a new customized one for efficiency. Full Review
April 15, 2014
Great app but... The framework does not work with Cyanogenmod, causes the phone to really slow down badly, becoming laggy and unresponsive. Even though it does not work with Cyanogenmod I purchased and did not ask for a refund when I found out just to support the dev, greenify is a cracking program. Hopefully 1 day it will. Full Review
January 28, 2015
Can be a pest / note 4 vrzn I swear it waits till I pick up. My phone, turn it on and THEN it starts shutting things down thing up my phone until it finishes. Greenify needs to go to background or stop whenever user intervenes so it's not a pest. - - no email response from this complaint Full Review
December 26, 2016
Fingerprint problem Brought its donation pack as I used to love it for its battery saving features. But now it is useless as it it demands that you can't lock screen by fingerprint . Now every tom and dick use fingerprint lock. In which world do you live in dear...regretting my purchase now. plz refund asap Full Review
May 16, 2016
Worked like magic - LG G2 on Verizon. My phone would be a hot plate most of the day with massive battery drain. Greenify has been a godsend -- no more hot plate phone, and the battery lasts all day just fine even though it's pushing 3 years old. I no longer have the urge to throw my phone out the window when I drive by a large body of water. Full Review
February 25, 2015
Works without root Allows to hibernate (force close) apps that are run automatically by Android. From my experience, it does not improve my battery life whatsoever, unless if the hibernated app is really causing a battery drain. It does free some background memory as long as the hibernated apps don't reactivate. if any, the performance gain is not noticeable. Full Review
July 20, 2014
Battery saver! Excellent... Works great.. Freeze system apps and most user apps then watch your battery last significantly longer... Hi5 Greenify devs! You all deserve the donation... This program should be native on all devices.... Thanks again Full Review
May 9, 2017
Awesome app and is still very relevant! I'm on Nougat 7.1.1 and installing this again made a significant difference in my battery life by the end of the day. Android still needs help wrangling apps on bat usage. This app does that job Full Review
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