Countdown timer stops running in background

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have implemented a countdown timer in an application of mine. It runs in the background fine and dandy, but when i use advanced task killer, it stops the timer and the only way to restart it is to open the application again. Is there anyway to have the timer persist, even if I use something like advanced task killer? Code: TextView tv; final MyCounter timer = new MyCounter(10000,1000); tv = (TextView)findViewById(R.id.healthtext); tv.setText("10"); timer.start(); } public class MyCounter extends CountDownTimer{ public MyCounter(long millisInFuture, long countDo (HowTos)