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  1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hey bradenfontaine--you may want to modify your instructions. When I get to the Android System Recovery menu, I find that the Vol Up and Vol Down buttons will move up and down on the menu, and the Power button makes the selection (as opposed to the first menu, where Vol Up makes the selection).
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    09-30-2012 05:46 PM
  2. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Edited, thank you for being observant

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    09-30-2012 06:05 PM
  3. carracerz14's Avatar
    Yeah those are the instructions for the boot menu

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    09-30-2012 06:05 PM
  4. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Yeah those are the instructions for the boot menu

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    And you didn't catch it!

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    09-30-2012 06:33 PM
  5. carracerz14's Avatar
    It's been a long week... I'll admit I just skimmed over the op and didn't read it word for word :rolleyes:

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    bradenfontaine likes this.
    09-30-2012 06:42 PM
  6. njgsregal's Avatar
    Thanks for the post. nice and clear.appreciate your hard work.
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    10-15-2012 03:03 PM
  7. ryanidcomm's Avatar
    What happens when cache is cleared? What data is lost?

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    pdubsfc likes this.
    10-16-2012 01:19 PM
  8. gollum18's Avatar
    It clears various browsing data, such as stored pictures, movies etc. It also clears cached app data that is stored in /cache. It doesn't clear /dalvik-cache.

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    10-16-2012 02:03 PM
  9. pel1kan's Avatar
    It clears various browsing data, such as stored pictures, movies etc. It also clears cached app data that is stored in /cache. It doesn't clear /dalvik-cache.

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    What's dalvik cache, how is that different from just plain old cache. And... if not switching ROM's is there a good reason to periodically clear your cache? Does it improve performance?
    10-16-2012 02:41 PM
  10. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    What's dalvik cache, how is that different from just plain old cache. And... if not switching ROM's is there a good reason to periodically clear your cache? Does it improve performance?
    dalvik cache is a program cache area for the program dalvik. Dalvik is a java based virtual machine that is the bases for running your programs (the ones that have the .apk extension). In order to make access times faster (because there's not JIT (just in time) compiler installed by default), the dalvik-cache is the result of dalvik doing a optimization of the running program. Sounds confusing. It's similar to the prefetch files in Windows.

    clearing your cache has been reported to improve stability and performance.
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    10-18-2012 08:21 AM
  11. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    THANKS!
    Hoping this will improve battery life after JB update!
    It sure did on my Droid X after GB!

    ETA: This is for my current Razr M.
    The wipe is completed. Going to fully drain battery and re-charge to comple the task (fingers crossed).
    11-21-2012 09:54 AM
  12. pblakk's Avatar
    So you select wipe cache partition??:thumbdown:

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    11-21-2012 10:03 AM
  13. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    You could... If that's what you want...

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    11-21-2012 10:12 AM
  14. pblakk's Avatar
    You could... If that's what you want...

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    Obviously. Is this the one to select to Clear Cache?

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    11-21-2012 10:31 AM
  15. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Yes

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    11-21-2012 10:40 AM
  16. cdf3's Avatar
    How much better is this method in comparison to 3rd party apps like App Cache Cleaner?

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    11-22-2012 06:26 PM
  17. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    I don't trust third party apps to do a good enough job basically. Unless you're rooted and have an AOKP variant with scripts to run a wipe on boot. That is my favorite way to go personally

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    11-23-2012 07:41 PM
  18. carracerz14's Avatar
    Apps like that only clear cache for app data. Doing it from recovery will clear system cache

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    KPMcClave likes this.
    11-24-2012 08:33 PM
  19. cole2kb's Avatar
    A little late, but I'm hoping this section will pick up with all the Black Friday adoptions of this phone. Stickied.
    11-25-2012 10:31 AM
  20. MA2GA28's Avatar
    So this method no longer works in JB. I have attempted it a number of times. You can get into the first menu to select 'Recovery' but once you select that, the Motorolla symbol pops up and then a quick black screen. No matter when you press volume up and down (or even if you don't press anything), the 'Dead' Android with the exclamation point coming out of his open stomach pops up. Then, you have to press and hold the power button to get the system to reboot. Any ideas how to get to the screen to clear the cache?
    12-25-2012 12:56 PM
  21. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Will look into it

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    12-25-2012 01:10 PM
  22. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Any update? My Maxx is still acting wonky. Need to clear the cache to, hopefully, make it right again.

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    12-27-2012 03:54 PM
  23. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    nope i just tried it and you're right, i got the same results. until someone comes out with another way id suggest using SD Maid Pro for system cleanups until further notice.
    12-27-2012 04:37 PM
  24. kjporten's Avatar
    thanks
    12-28-2012 06:10 AM
  25. TheBrownHornet206's Avatar
    What you gotta do is be persistent and keep pressing the volume up and down button until the menu comes up, it works still but it just takes a long time for the menu to come up.

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    12-29-2012 06:17 PM
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