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How do I kill an Android thread completely?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a service that has its own thread running on background. I’d like to kill that service including the thread.

I created the thread like this and run it.

 public class DaemonService extends Service {

     private DaemonThread thread;
     class DaemonThread extends Thread {
          public void run()
          {
               runDaemon(mArgv.toArray(), mConfig);
          }
     }

     public void onStart(Intent intent, int startId) {
          thread = new DaemonThread();
          thread.start();
     }
 }

How do I kill the service and the thread as well? I don’t have to worry about data safety..

How to&Answers:

to kill the thread , i think you can do like this :

myService.getThread().interrupt();

NOTE : the method Thread.stop() is deprecated

EDIT : : try this

public void stopThread(){
  if(myService.getThread()!=null){
      myService.getThread().interrupt();
      myService.setThread(null);
  }
}

Answer:

The method Thread.stop() is deprecated, you can use
Thread.currentThread().interrupt(); and set thread=null.

Answer:

use Context.stopService() or stopSelf() method of the Service.

Answer:

Do it in the service’s onDestroy method

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Service.html#onDestroy()

 public void onDestroy(){

         thread.stop();
         super.onDestroy(); 
 }

Then stop the service with stopService(); (this will invoke onDestroy());

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/content/Context.html#stopService(android.content.Intent)

Answer:

@Override
    protected void onDestroy() {
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        super.onDestroy();
        Thread.currentThread().interrupt();
    }