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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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How to clear cache for all apps at once?

I want to clear all app caches mainly to reduce the size of and speed up backups. This feature has been supported in Android 4, but appears to have been removed a long time ago. A root-only method is ...
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Can baking EMMC chip revive a dead motherboard?

I think my phones EMMC chip is dead. At my days i baked some dead graphic cards and get somewhat good results. Can same thing work with EMMC chip on a phone? If you never heard of it here a link. ...
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How to clear android cached .apk data

I'm developing a mobile application for android and testing with a physical device. I have two versions quite different but same name etc. When I deinstall one apk to test the other, the old one is ...
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LG Stylus 2 Wipe cache partition

My friend have LG Stylus 2 quite laggy and need to wipe phone cache We have already wipe cache from apps with following method Drag down the notification bar and tap the Settings icon Settings icon....
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How to clear Stock Browser cache when browser isn't installed?

Edit: This question was made when I assumed that apps put their web cache into the stock browser's own cache. This is not the case. Apps usually put this data into their own app_webview folder. I'll ...
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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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How can I sort applications by cache size?

How can I sort applications by cache size? I can sort applications by data size in Settings → Apps storage, but it doesn't take into account the cache size, which can sometimes be significant. ...
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`Wipe Cache` option missing in Google Pixel 2! (A/B device)

I am not finding the option Wipe Cache in the recovery mode of Google Pixel 2. can anyone tell how could i enable it if it is disabled by default and is it there in this device or not?
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Does an Android Factory Reset also clear the cache partition? [duplicate]

In researching a possible answer to this question about "Server error occurred. Restart Camera." while taking photos on the Samsung Galaxy S6, I read this article. The article talks about wiping the ...
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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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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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Exclude an Android/data folder from cache cleanup

I have a game which downloads all of it's data and contents in a folder in Android/data . The size is over 400MB and device is not rooted. Every time I do a cache and junk cleanup, All files of this ...
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Does clearing Chrome appdata delete all the currently opened tabs?

My phone has a low memory problem, so I have to periodically clear the app data of some apps which makes them act like I just installed it. Currently I have many open tabs (100+) in my Chrome Browser....
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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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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 to clean app cache using script every time the phone boot?

I know there's many app that clean cache every boot but I would like to use init.d/script to save storage. Dalvik-cache is /data/dalvik-cache/arm/ as I can just rm -rf * But, app cache is located at /...
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How to end process while quiting, Firefox

Firefox has a quit button in it's menu. My settings are check marked to clear all data upon closing. However, quitting Firefox is still leaving the process running and the cache non-empty. So to ...
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Vital signs of unfamiliar software are present in safe mode: TopBuzz in Galaxy Note8

In Device Maintenance system app on Samsung Galaxy Note8, there is a TopBuzz cache shown when caches are being cleaned. Also in the safe mode. It reappears as a cleanup item every few minutes together ...
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Home button, Notification Bar, and Recent Tabs not working

I have an Asus Zenfone 4 Max with Android 7.1.1 OS and the home button doesn't seem to be reacting with the software (probably ZenUI Launcher) because it doesn't work or go back to the home screen but ...
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How to clear cache of Android's built-in podcast player?

In 2016, Google launched a secret unnamed podcast player. If you search for a podcast, a special player app will appear. This app lets you: play podcasts in the background with the phone locked ...
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Recover photos from Google Photos cache

About two months ago (just over 60 days so they are no longer in Trash), I manually deleted thousands of photos off my Google Photos account due a problem I had with duplicate files. I had a back up ...
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How to check which data gets cached by App?

I decided to use a banking application (provided by german postbank), but ONLY to SEE my account transactions, so I do NOT want to make any new transactions, just VIEW them. Im always logging out of ...
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Problem in wiping cache partition?

I'm a moto g first gen user on 5.0.2 and I want to clear my cache. I've done it before on kitkat, and I've had no problem. But now, I'm having a problem. After pressing the volume down and power ...
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Google plus photo editor (downloading editing tools problem)

I am using a Micromax Canvas a74 which runs on Jelly Bean. I have Google Plus installed on my phone, which has another app named Photos that helps to sync our photos to Gogle's cloud storage. My ...
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No Micro SD Card Inserted but phone detects it

I have an Android 4.0.4 Myphone A919 Duo. I go to Settings > Storage. Internal Storage: Total Space is 0.98 GB. Phone Storage: Total Space is 1.55 GB. Then on SD CARD, it says Mount SD Card which ...
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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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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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How to successfully erase cache during the flashing process of a stock Android ROM?

Following Google's guide for flashing/restoring the stock Android ROM, and initially using the default flash-all.sh shell script to flash the stock Android ROM to my device, I noticed that I am not ...
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how to access the data cache of an application [duplicate]

worked for some company using their own application to deliver parcels. never got paid and they claim that "i never worked" their application was used to track every single delivery I did.. ...
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How can I get totally anonymous from an app on android & bluestack

I am using an app on android I have confirmed that : if I clear the app data or even reinstall the app from google play, the app does have a specific behaviour if I install the app on a completely ...
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Cannot enable Huawei Wallet fingerprint verification — "Unable to apply for certificate"

A friend of mine has a Huawei Nova 9 SE and wants to his bank cards in the Wallet app so he could pay directly with the phone. Every time when we try to add the card, it says we should enter the PIN ...
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How do I prevent my android app from constantly getting cached

Excuse the novice question. I've got a website which has constantly changing content. I've had an android mobile app made for me (by web2application.com) which in theory should just open the website ...
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How to wipe cache from Mi Recovery Mode (no root, no OEM unlocked)?

I saturated my phone memory, and while attempting to restart it to delete files, it got stuck on the "Mi" logo. I only have a partial backup. Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, not rooted, not &...
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Is it safe to delete a .bin file on an Android 11 phone?

I keep getting .bin files that show zero data in them and others that pop up regularly. Is it safe to delete them? Do they contain any vital information. Are they remnants of sites I've visited using ...
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Gmail app cache on Android

A while ago, I received an email with an image in the message body. It was attached via URL source. I have read that message on my Android device and saw the image there as well. When I go to the mail ...
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Android wifi tethering (hotspot) DNS server (dnsmasq) returns 127.0.0.1 for some domains

My laptop connects to the internet through Android wifi tethering (hotspot). Some websites cannot be connected because my Android DNS server returns 127.0.0.1. I can browse the sites on my Android ...
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Google Play Store stuck on "Pending" (Android 10)

The issue with Google Play Store being stuck on "Pending" has been discussed a lot. We all know the solution: clear the cache. But I'd like to delve deeper into this problem. I'd appreciate ...
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Wifi Hotspot - Getting 504 Timeout (and CORS) when cache is not disabled

I have an android phone that I'm using for wifi hotspot to which I connect my laptop to. There is generally no problem with it however sometimes content just doesn't load. I tried checking the Network ...
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On a non-rooted device, can adb access any files that an Android file manager cannot?

An Android app I was relying on did not save its data. I'm hoping that perhaps the data is located in a cache or temporary file. The device is not rooted (and is running Android 7.0), and I've ...
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Asus zenfone 6 E:failed to mount/ cache

Phone stucks on boot loading. wipe data/factory reset gives E:failed to mount/ cache error wipe cache partition also fails. abd sideload also give E:failed to mount/ cache Can't open vs.. Many ...
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E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument) - how to format?

I have a Asus Zenfone 2 and a few days ago it ran out of battery and turned off. Then after I charged it up and restarted it, it wouldn't turn on. It gets to the logo and the loading circle and just ...
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How to delete my personal files retained by an app?

I'm using Android Excel and Word apps on a non-rooted Galaxy Note 8. Over the past months I've opened a couple of files from external sources (email and SD card), but was shocked to find these files ...
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How to clear dalvik cache if DDMS doesn't recognize device?

I have a Navon Platinum Explorer tablet (wich is not an original Navon tablet). Few years ago I was able to clear the dalvik cache, with DDMS in Eclipse (Mars) but it's full again and DDMS doesn't ...
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Is my device unrecoverable without factory reset? - com.andoird.phone stopped

Yesterday I took my Xiaomi Mi A2 from my pocket and saw a warning screen (text-only) telling me the device couldnt start and if the issue persisted I might need to do a factory reset and wipe all my ...
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Is there a command in /system/bin to wipe cache?

Is there a command in /system/bin to perform cache clearing?
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Are SD card file systems cached somewhere?

After removing the SD card from the phone, is the file system tree still stored somewhere accessible? I previously used ES File Explorer to view the contents. In case it is phone specific, Samsung ...
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Hide files from WhatsApp's possible attachments

I have a problem. I have some files in my android phone which I don't want to be shown on WhatsApp attachment possibilities. I created the .nomedia file inside the directory where the files are but ...
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Retrieve the original content of a webpage that was browsed in Chrome?

I browsed a post on Craigslist in Chrome in my Android phone, and after a few hours when I checked the post again using the same URL, the webpage says that the author of the post has deleted the post. ...
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How can I transfer offline songs from Spotify into a dual app of spotify to access downloaded music

I am from a country where Spotify is not supported so I have installed it using vpn. I am using the 7 day premium trial which allows one to download and access music files. Can I reinstall the app and ...
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Nexus 5 won't boot into OS, bootloader/adb won't let me do anything either

Nexus 5 power button started "sticking" and would get itself into a "boot-loop". I looked it up and it seemed lots of users were having issues with the power button on the Nexus 5, so I just decided ...
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