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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wjdunn3, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. wjdunn3

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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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    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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