A cache can be defined as a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster (no necessity to load from somewhere).

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Where can I find the OTA update file?

I'm trying to locate the zip file that contains the OTA update for my Droid Bionic. Right now, its failing to update, and every time it fails it deletes the file and I need to re-download it (takes a ...
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Clear Application Cache on ICS

I want to clear a specific system application's cache — Calendar & Calendar Storage. How do I do it in ICS? I've stopped the running app: but cannot find the Clear data / Clear cache ...
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Nexus 7 Error: Failed to mount /cache

I had a problem with my Nexus 7 (2013, 2nd gen) tablet. I restarted my tablet and when it was rebooting again, it showed "Google" logo and then stood there. I wait it (around 20 minutes) but it did ...
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Moving cache to SD Card? Is it possible?

Is it possible to move app cache which is stored o Internal Storage on android to sd card? I have limited space on my device, and I want to free up some space (Well, actually the cache is taking most ...
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How to solve “insufficent space on the device” error on Samsung Captivate

I have a Samsung Captivate, running the stock Froyo ROM, rooted. When I try to install a large app from the Market, I get the error "insufficent space on the device", for apps of ~40 MB, with 700+MB ...
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How to Clear Caches in LG G2 Running Lollipop 5.0.2

The Lollipop update for AT&T LG G2 has pretty much destroyed my phone. I'm hoping clearing out every sort of cache might help. But I can't clear the caches the usual ways because (1) the ...
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What is the /cache partition?

What purpose does the /cache partition in Android serve? Are there any cases where clearing the /cache partition could result in lost data?
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Clearing Dalvik Cache without root?

I recently tried updating my Motorola Atrix 4g. It downloaded, and then it booted down to try to update. However, instead of updating, it ends up booting to a screen that just says Failed to boot 2 ...
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Is there a way to list the local dns cache?

I would like to get a list of my current cache on my phone, what is the command to issue in order to retrieve that list ? I would like to get a command and not an app that does that, since i want to ...
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How can I force a complete new sync of my Google contacts to my phone?

I would like to force a fresh download of all my google contacts to my phone (and before delete all the google contacts I do have on my phone ... as the sync on my phone got confused and keeps ...
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Clear Caches from ADB?

How do I clear caches (app, individual apps, Dalvik, ART if possible) via ADB? Using apps, recovery, or doing it through Settings are not options for me. Also, my phone is not rooted.
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Is there a way to cache YouTube videos after playing them?

I have an HTC Desire, and the default YouTube app does not cache the video after it plays the first time. The second time you play, it downloads the same video a second time, but I would like to cache ...
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Wiping dalvik cache - Dalvik cache of uninstalled apps

I just came across the folder dalvik-cache having size of about 750MB. I searched for dalvik cache on google, and came to know that it is builded during boot up, and wiping this will make the next ...
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Use sd card as internal storage and stop writing to internal memory for good

Smartphones seem to die after two years of usage, as if they knew that you just have paid the last instalment. The common reason seems to be the failure of internal memory. I'm desperately trying to ...
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Android Google Chrome browser cache location [duplicate]

I am using a Samsung Note 2 (N7100) running on root. I wanted to know where do google chrome browser save it's cache files? Similar to the desktop version [..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User ...
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How can I symlink the /cache folder on boot?

After rooting and installing link2sd on my HTC Explorer, I still have low memory issues. On Google Play, I can't download apps larger than 10-15M. This is because the /cache folder is in the internal ...
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How do I view Android application specific cache

I wan't to copy cache files of an application to see what it stores in cache. I've a non-rooted Galaxy Note 4 running android 5.1.1. Is there any way using adb or something else? This application is ...
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Store /data and /cache in sd card

I've been googling the whole day for an answer and it has been frustrating to see how many people write with confidence incompetent solutions. Many say to mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 or ...
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I want to transfer my android internet app info (saved passwords/log on info on browser)

I have a note 3 and will be transferring to my note 5 soon. I want to find out if there is anyway i can just transfer the app with the existing internet browsing info with the login info i already ...