1. win465's Avatar
    Hello is anyone else nexus 5 taken a while to wipe cache partition? It takes a good minute or 2 on the nexus 5 but on the nexus 4 it takes 2 seconds. Both are running Android 4.4.2 the nexus 5 and the nexus 4.
    01-05-2014 01:26 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed this as well. It took about 30-40 seconds 5-10 minutes for me. I was afraid it had hung up, but then the Recovery Menu reappeared, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

    Posted via Android Central App
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed this as well. It took about 30-40 seconds 5-10 minutes for me. I was afraid it had hung up, but then the Recovery Menu reappeared, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-05-2014 02:17 AM
  4. win465's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed this as well. It took about 30-40 seconds for me. I was afraid it had hung up, but then the Recovery Menu reappeared, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Ya same thing here it feels like it is not doing anything when it takes that long.
    01-05-2014 02:48 AM
  5. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    Factory reset also took forever when I sent my original back to Google when I got my replacement. 15-20 minutes. I was starting to worry.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-05-2014 12:25 PM
  6. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    I'm running the latest build of TWRP [2.6.3.4] & wiping cache & Factory Resets takes less than a second for me. I did however, experienced the slow wiping with older builds of TWRP
    01-05-2014 12:38 PM
  7. win465's Avatar
    I'm running the latest build of TWRP [2.6.3.4] & wiping cache & Factory Resets takes less than a second for me. I did however, experienced the slow wiping with older builds of TWRP
    How did you get the new build?
    01-05-2014 01:02 PM
  8. jdk2's Avatar
    How did you get the new build?
    Techerrata Downloads - Browsing hammerhead
    01-05-2014 01:14 PM
  9. win465's Avatar
    now do i just sideload it or what after i download the file?
    01-05-2014 01:20 PM
  10. jdk2's Avatar
    now do i just sideload it or what after i download the file?
    Flash it using adb in the bootloader. Instructions are here: xda-developers - View Single Post - [GUIDE] Nexus 5 - How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root
    01-05-2014 01:58 PM
  11. JohnnyBroccoli's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed this as well. It took about 30-40 seconds for me. I was afraid it had hung up, but then the Recovery Menu reappeared, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

    Posted via Android Central App
    30-40 seconds? Lol....I've been waiting almost 20 minutes for this process to complete now.
    06-18-2014 02:53 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did it finish?
    06-18-2014 03:50 PM
  13. Wiley_11's Avatar
    Mine took ~8 minutes earlier today. I was about ready to *phone a friend*
    06-18-2014 04:09 PM
  14. JohnnyBroccoli's Avatar
    Did it finish?
    Ha. It actually finished within seconds of clicking "POST QUICK REPLY".
    06-19-2014 02:10 AM
  15. Kanav Mahajan's Avatar
    Even I have been waiting for past 10 minutes! Sucks man! Did yours finally happen? What did you do?
    11-22-2014 02:14 AM
  16. vividrich's Avatar
    Last time I did it, it took forever also. Luckily thanks to the forum I had already read it does that on the n5 for some reason so I wasn’t freaking out.... too much.... Haven't done it yet since the update.

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
    11-22-2014 09:24 AM
  17. ecaggiani's Avatar
    Same here... just wiped it and when it was taking more than one minute, I did a Google search and found this thread. It's still wiping. Been about 3 or 4 minutes now. Crossing fingers.

    EDIT: Just finished. Took maybe 6 or 7 minutes? Crazy.
    12-16-2014 07:25 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I modified my original answer for this question--it really is more like 5-10 minutes, rather than the 30-40 seconds I had initially mentioned.
    12-22-2014 04:25 AM
  19. Prasang Jain's Avatar
    my nexus 5 is taking more than 10 mins to wipe the cache ! is this usual or is there anything wrong?
    07-19-2015 07:06 AM
  20. uesampang's Avatar
    Wiped my cache just now, timed it: 15 mins. Started cursing at the 12 min mark since no one else posted over 10 haha
    08-03-2015 08:02 PM
  21. Jeremias Bermudez's Avatar
    My old Xperia U used to take just a few seconds...why a Nexus 5 takes to long?, I cleaned the cache from the phone settings and now Im performing a wipe cache partition and it takes a lot of time...same when you do a factory reset...plus, when I did my first factory reset the phone "failed" after 30 minutes and I had to try it 3 times, until the factory reset was performed properly, I was worry the first time, but anyways, the phone works amazing always, love that phone!
    PD: Done in 6 minutes...Android M 6.0.1 stock.
    12-24-2015 04:48 PM
  22. brosko's Avatar
    After upgrading to 6.0.1 recently I did a cache wipe on my n5 and of took a good 10-15 minutes at least. I was worried because I had just done the same thing a few minutes before on my n7 2013 and it literally took 1 second (no lie). Why such a difference?
    12-24-2015 06:51 PM
  23. ptkelly's Avatar
    I wipe my system cache perhaps once a year. I always wipe the cache when I get a major upgrade for Android and that's about it. Am I missing something? Some seem to be doing it a lot more often. I certainly don't do it often enough to remember accurately how long it took. Actually, I seem to recall reading a book and then looking at the Nexus 5 and seeing, oh, it's finished. So, how often do you wife the system cache?
    12-25-2015 05:14 AM
  24. brosko's Avatar
    I wipe my system cache perhaps once a year. I always wipe the cache when I get a major upgrade for Android and that's about it. Am I missing something? Some seem to be doing it a lot more often. I certainly don't do it often enough to remember accurately how long it took. Actually, I seem to recall reading a book and then looking at the Nexus 5 and seeing, oh, it's finished. So, how often do you wife the system cache?
    For me that was the first time I have done it for either my n7 or my n5 in over 2 years of having the n7 and over a year of having the n5.
    12-25-2015 06:37 AM
  25. belodion's Avatar
    I wipe after any system upgrade but there was one occasion when I did it because I had a problem....I can't remember what it was, but the wipe actually fixed it, slightly to my surprise. The 5 was my first Android so I got used to the 5-10 minute thing, and have always felt since then that the near-instant wipes of other devices - a Nexus 4 that I had for a while for example - cannot really be doing it properly.
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    12-25-2015 09:55 PM
  26. ptkelly's Avatar
    Okay, I just wiped my cache partition to see how long it would take. It was about 5 minutes and 10 seconds. Could there possibly be a correlation between how much is in memory and how long the cache wiping takes?
    12-26-2015 08:57 AM

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