[ACCEPTED]-How to start service in new thread in android-android

Accepted answer
Score: 38

To create and start a new thread, from inside 3 an activity, you can say:

Thread t = new Thread(){
public void run(){
        new Intent(getApplicationContext(), MyAndroidUpnpServiceImpl.class),

Also, cache the 2 value returned by bindservice, if any, if 1 you require it for later use.

Score: 16

Any solution which uses Threads, Runnables, AsyncTask 7 or otherwise with a Service will have a 6 common problem.

The Service will block the calling Activity until after the service is started. And thus doesn't effectively thread the 5 Service in certain cases.

The solution to 4 this is to use the IntentService subclass.

Example of 3 how to implement:

public class MyCustomService extends IntentService 
    private DatabaseAdapter mAdapter;

    public MyCustomService() {

    public int onStartCommand(Intent intent, int flags, int startId) 
        super.onStartCommand(intent, flags, startId);
        Toast.makeText(this, "MyCustomService Started", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

        // Don't let this service restart automatically if it has been stopped by the OS.
        return START_NOT_STICKY;

    protected void onHandleIntent(Intent intent) 
        Toast.makeText(this, "MyCustomService Handling Intent", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

onCreate() and onDestroy 2 can also be overriden so long as super.onWhatever() is called 1 inside them.

Score: 3

Old question, but I'm responding because 14 someone drew my attention to it in another 13 question.

The OP's problem was evidently 12 caused by the service's onBind(...) taking a long time 11 and blocking the main thread. The correct 10 solution is don't do that. The service needs to be redesigned 9 so that onBind(...) returns quickly. Like almost everything 8 else in the Android API, you should always 7 call bindService(...) in the main thread.

The reason is that 6 thread safety in Java is not just a matter 5 of atomicity, but also visibility. (Scroll down to 4 the visibility section.) In general, you 3 should always assume that every Java API 2 is not thread safe unless it's explicitly documented 1 otherwise.

Score: 2

I would recommend using an IntentService, because 3 an IntentService by default runs on a separate 2 thread. But still if your service class 1 extends Service then use this code:

Thread thread = new Thread() {
    public void run() {
        startService(new Intent(getApplicationContext(), YourService.class));
Score: 1

if anyone reading this is looking for a 3 solution involving keeping the UI thread 2 in a fluent run, you better check out the 1 AsyncTask task here. cheers.

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