Recovery Reflash Question

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  1. wjdunn3

    wjdunn3 Member

    What does the "Wipe Cache Partition" menu option do?

  2. mgraham

    mgraham Active Member

    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.
  3. execute_method

    execute_method Active Member

    It looks like the cache partition is used for OTA, but I'm not sure what else might be cached there.
  4. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. wjdunn3

    wjdunn3 Member

    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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