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START_STICKY does not work on Android KitKat?

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http://stackoverflow.com – One of my apps has a backgrouod service that uses the START_STICKY return code from onStartCommand to automatically restart when the system kills it. It seems that this is no longer working on Android KitKat. Is there any solution for this ? Should I be doing something different on Kitkat to keep the service running ? Note: There is a similar discussion on the Android-Devlopers group about swiping the app from the recent apps list behaves. Could this two issues be related ? https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-developers/H-DSQ4-tiac (HowTos)