Process Killer

A simple app for testing application state saving and restoring.



Clone the repo

git clone

and build in Android Studio.


  • Minimum SDK: 21
  • Target SDK: 25
  • Device Types: Phone & Tablet
  • Devices Supported: All
  • Orientations Supported: Portrait and landscape
  • RTL Support: Yes


The purpose of the app is to allow for testing how well apps restore their state after the system kills their host process. Applications with recent activity are displayed in a list; clicking on any of those items kills their host process (if they are currently running) in the same way the system would when reclaiming memory. The app can then be restarted from the link in the Snackbar or navigated to via a Launcher or Recents.