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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What is Dalvik cache?

When installing custom ROMs most recommend clearing the Dalvik cache. What exactly is Dalvik cache?
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How can I make Google Maps cache the map for my entire city?

The Google Maps app for android caches the map tiles of areas you visit. Also, the GM Brut mod allows you to cache map tiles to the SD card. I'm on a very limited data plan, so I'd like to have my ...
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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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How to clear all applications data in android?

Hi I want to clear all applications data(preferences and sqlite) from my phone in one tap. How can i do this? is there any app which can do this WITHOUT ROOT PERMISSION?
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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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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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Watch and download youtube video simultanously

So I can watch a youtube video, great. But once I go out of range of wifi I can't play it. So the other option, is, I use a program to download the video. But I can't play it before it's downloaded. ...
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Is there a way to clear every application's cache?

The biggest culprit is Google Music, but I would like to clear out all of my caches fairly quickly. If I'm using my phone as a camera, having everything cached totally eats up my SD card's storage ...
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Google cache links in search results

When searching for something while the target is offline its most convenient to click on Google's cache link for that certain target or search result. But I don't see such link on my android phone ...
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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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Stopping Dolphin Browser Mini from reloading (Question about memory and cache)

After opening certain amount of pages in Dolphin Browser Mini (and I think Dolphin HD), the browser dismesses pages from memory as described here: Can I make the browser stop autmatically refreshing ...
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Google Play Music offline files cannot be found

So I have a very odd problem. When I mark my songs for offline use in Google Play Music, they download just fine and are available offline. However, when I go to the ...
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How can I clear out unneeded files - like cache, tmp et al?

Are there any Bleachbit like software for Android? Software that cleanes all the tmp, cache, unneded files..
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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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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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Contents of .bookmark_thumb1

I've got one of these folders on my HTC Desire 2.3 and I'm assuming that it's standard across all devices. It looks to contain screenshots of pages that I have visited using the built in browser and ...
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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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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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What to do when the Dalvik cache is full but the operating system does not recognize it?

I have a strange scenario - my dalvik cache is full of dex files - around 150MB of space, but it appears that the operating system does not recognize these files as related to any application. I ...
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Flash the newer version of ROM over the old one on ART environment

I've flashed Carbon ROM on my LG G2 (D802) device and when e new Nightly release, I download it and put it on my SD Card and dirty flash it (Only clean Dalvik cache and cache partition). Now I've ...
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Clear Google Maps search history without removing the cached maps?

I've been using the Google Maps app to cache the maps on certain places where I might be going in the future. I don't always have internet access which is why I'm doing this. Now that I've cached most ...
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What caches can be cleared, when wanting to keep settings?

I do not know enough about the original purpose of the different caches. If I do a cleanup in a few months and clear many app cache items, is it safe for me to assume that most programs will not lose ...
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What is chached background process?

What is chached background process and do they consume memory (RAM)?
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Android lost, Gmail password changed. Can Gmail still be viewed?

I lost my Android phone today so I changed my Gmail account password. Will whomever that finds it be able to view my offline Gmail (cached) content, even though I changed my account password? I'm ...
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My Moto 4G is caching everything. Is it a normal behavior?

I bought a Moto 4G few days ago and I feel like it has a strange behaviour. My problem is that the phone is not handling multitasking as I would expect it to. Some examples: I use Chrome as web ...
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OneNote Android Cache

I have broken my touch screen on my Google Nexus 7. I have one weeks work in OneNote on the tablet. It has not been online all this time so is not synced into Onedrive. I have connected the tablet ...
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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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Clear cache and data of Download Manager

Google says to clear cache and data on Play Store and Download Manager when experiencing download problems. I can't find Download Manager on my Android device.
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saving route while still connected to wifi

In Google Maps is there a way to save a route while you're still connected to wifi so that it saves your data plan? Does scrolling through the map while still connected to wifi help because then the ...
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How can I clear the cache(s) of my g2x from adb?

I installed clockworkmod as the recovery, then installed cyanogen 7 nightly for the g2x. I used Rom Manager to do so. The problem I'm having is cyanogen shows the boot loading screen in an infinite ...
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Android System Module Reads Zero Bytes

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 started wigging out on me. While I was desperately tapping a Retreat, I think I may have deleted or disabled something. Apps crash frequently since and the "Android System" ...
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Google Music won't cache my songs?

I haven't updated my Google Music in ages (I still had the blue interface) but when I updated it to the latest version, I had to clear my song cache because some of my music weren't playing correctly. ...
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Clear Download cache on Alcatel devices?

I am using an Alcatel 997D with Android 4.0.4. I need to clear the Download cache, the normal way to do this is to go to Settings - Apps - all apps, then select Download and then clear cache. However ...
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Why does device memory used go up after clearing cache on an app?

I would have thought memory used should go down not up. Is there some sort of recycle bin I need to be clearing out somewhere?
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In what version of Android was process caching first implemented?

Android can cache app processes to improve start-up times for subsequent app executions. You can see this capability on some devices by going to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications (or just ...
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Stop Chrome caching webpages

Is there anyway to stop Chrome on Android from caching webpages? If not is there either another browser that will allow this or a way to achieve the same functionality?
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How can I move dalvik cache to a custom location(permanently)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link? I have Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I have activated sd-ext partition using Link2SD, so it's ...
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Opera mini v12 automatic clear cache history & cookies

Is there a way to get rid of all cache, history and cookies automatically. Preferably each time I shut down or start up the browser Opera mini. If this one doesn't anyone know another browser that ...
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Uninstall app without deleting data

I am building an app that receives updates from a server. So at the beginning of the app, a download occurs. However, this thing is getting a bit annoying since whenever I want to test a new build, I ...
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How to prevent caching of music in Gingerbread?

I'm using android 2.3.6. It automatically caches all the music that I add. This kind of annoys me because every time I delete a song the name of the song still appears in the music list. Therefore ...
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What is the purpose of the cache?

I am using a phone with limited internal memory, and I noticed that my app cache has swelled up to 130 MB. What are the pros and cons of deleting the cache for certain apps? I don't understand what ...
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Where are the downloaded Google Play Music files? [duplicate]

I've looked in /Android/data/com.android.google.music/cache and nothing is there. I don't have an SD card.
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Download youtube videos through cache

After watching a youtube video can I use the cache to download the video on my sd card? Something similar to it is in Windows where after watching a video, an application searches through the cache ...
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How to track links that certain app accesses?

I always get concerned about backing up data that is relatively large, for the sake of bandwidth, which is kind of expensive in my area, really expensive. For example, when I installed "Google ...
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What really needs to be wiped before flashing rom or kernel?

Wiping Questions Does wiping cache wipe dalvik cache? What to do with dalvik cache in recovery when flashing when I changed the default from Dalvik to ART? When I flash kernel what partitions to ...
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How do I manually clear system and application cache? [duplicate]

Is there a way to delete system and application cache without using third-party apps like Clean Master etc?
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How can I stop QuizUp from using up so much of my storage space?

After a few weeks of usage the apps settings show that QuizUp is taking up several hundred megabytes of local data storage. What is causing this and how can I prevent it? Clearing the app cache won't ...
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Application Cache not saving lg g pro lite

I have a lg g pro lite (4.1.2) and i dont know why apps like Soundcloud and Youtube can't save data on sdCard (like youtube preload and played sounds on Soundcloud). Anyone knows how to fix it? Thank ...
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HTC desire SV not starting after cache clear

My HTC desire SV is not starting after cache clear. I am facing the problem when I tried to restart my phone, it is not starting up after that. I have tried all possible ways to start the phone, but ...
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pictures takes too much storage despite saved on cloud

I have a storage problem and that is because my pictures and videos takes too much space. The thing is that all my pictures and videos are automatically loaded to Google plus. so why do they also take ...