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Viewing the content of Android cache

Where in the system is cached application data stored? Is there any way to view it programmatically? I know there are several applications available in the market to view and clear the memory. But I ...
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Where are books downloaded from Amazon Kindle stored?

I download a book from Amazon Kindle, and would like to transfer it to my laptop. Where is it stored in my Android 4.4.2 phone (Kyocera Hydro Icon)? Is it possible to find it out using some ...
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How can I access the folders where Firefox mobile stores its application data

I know the information is supposed to be at data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/ but I cannot seem to view/access them. My device is rooted, and I've checked device storage as well as external storage, ...
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Android encryption and Native Library Storage Locations

I have written an app that uses a native shared library via the android NDK When that app is installed on the phone where does the .so file get stored? Also, is there only one or multiple copies of ...
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Root, but "file cannot be deleted"

I've rooted my worlds-lowest-end-tablet the Azpen A727 successfully a while back. In my quest to recover as much of its tiny memory as possible, I came across a folder called /system/preinstall which ...
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Where are WhatsApp messages stored? [duplicate]

Where are WhatsApp messages stored when they arrive? They are stored in backup at 4 AM but before that, where are our latest messages stored? How can we access this location?
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Is removing an app any different from disabling an app?

One of the main advantage of rooting is removing bloatware [I guess]. Is removing unwanted brand-based or operator-based app any different from disabling it from All Application in Settings? I don't ...
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How to enter safe mode on an HTC Desire w/CyanogenMod stuck in boot loop?

I have an HTC Desire with CyanogenMod 7 installed. After ignoring the low storage warning for a couple of months, it finally crashed and since then is stuck in the dreaded boot loop. I am able to ...
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Android Folder Hierarchy

On Android's root (/), what is the purpose of each folder? I want to learn the folder hierarchy structure. I would like to know the differences between Android 2.3 and 4.x, if they have different ...
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Which directories can I remove in internal SD in Galaxy SII w/ Cyanogenmod?

I used ClockworkMod to wipe my Samsung Galaxy SII and install Cyanogenmod 9.1 on it. However, when I mounted my phone on my computer, I see that lots of folders were left on its internal SD by apps ...
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Is it possible to reorganize the SD card? Because it is a mess in there

One of the things I hate about Android is the folder organization. Each app creates its own folder, usually in the root of the SD card. When I'm trying to find something, I have to search it through ...
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Check what storage an app uses?

Is there a way to check what storage a third party application is using? i.e which of these it uses?
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Where in the file system are applications installed?

I have installed a few Android applications both with the adb install MyApplication.apk command and via a webserver (like an alternative to Android Market). But where in the Android file system on my ...
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List of special Android SD card folders?

I've seen mention of special folders on the SD card such as "ringtones" and "notifications" . What is the full list of special folders recognized by Android's (Froyo preferred) configuration and its ...

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