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Does uninstalling apps leave junk behind?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kinetic, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. kinetic

    kinetic Well-Known Member
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    I did a quick forum/google search and could not find much info, but I was wondering if constantly installing and uninstalling apps had any negative effect on the phone (such as leaving random registry things, data, etc. behind).

    Perhaps a Linux guy can shed more light on this?
     

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  2. pdragon

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    Linux does not use a registry. Everything is a file.

    As far as what uninstalling an app may leave behind, that's probably a better question for the development forums.
     
  3. UTnick

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    they seem to leave folders on your SD card.
     
  4. That should be all thats left behind. You don't have to worry about it bogging down the system like in WinMo.
     
  5. cooolone2

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    I was wondering the same thing, being that I'm fresh from winmo and all those problems.

    :)
     
  6. eyebeam

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    Thanks. I keep thinking I should periodically do a fresh install, well you know, just to keep thing running smoothly. Years of Windows habits are tough to break. Guess I'll just leave 'er be.
     
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