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Old June 23rd, 2010, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does the "Wipe Cache Partition" menu option do?

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Good question wjdunn, I'd like to know this as well. When I read your post, I googled the heck out of it, but never came up with a satisfactory answer.

What does it mean to wipe the cache partition and why would one do this? I see instructions in several guides that tell people to do this, but never anything about why.
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What does the "Wipe Cache Partition" menu option do?
It looks like the cache partition is used for OTA, but I'm not sure what else might be cached there.
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Apologies slug.

The only thing that I know of is that it's used when flashing roms. Wiping the cache partition will help remove any remnants of other roms, apps, etc alllowing you yo do a clean install of another rom.
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Thanks.... I know it wipes/clears the "cache" but I was looking for a deeper explanation of what the cache was and what effect does wiping it have on the phone. I guess it is similar to a browser cache.

I have seen a "Dalvik Cahche" referenced in some of the moto forums and on XDA...was wondering if this was the same thing.
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