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Does uninstalling apps leave junk behind?

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

  1. kinetic

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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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    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.
     
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    they seem to leave folders on your SD card.
     
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    That should be all thats left behind. You don't have to worry about it bogging down the system like in WinMo.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing, being that I'm fresh from winmo and all those problems.

    :)
     
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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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