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    Default Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    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.

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    Ya same thing here it feels like it is not doing anything when it takes that long.
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIVERS73 View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by win465 View Post
    How did you get the new build?
    Techerrata Downloads - Browsing hammerhead
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Quote Originally Posted by jdk2 View Post
    now do i just sideload it or what after i download the file?
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    Quote Originally Posted by win465 View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    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.

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    30-40 seconds? Lol....I've been waiting almost 20 minutes for this process to complete now.
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Did it finish?
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Mine took ~8 minutes earlier today. I was about ready to *phone a friend*
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Did it finish?
    Ha. It actually finished within seconds of clicking "POST QUICK REPLY".
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    Default Re: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Even I have been waiting for past 10 minutes! Sucks man! Did yours finally happen? What did you do?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    my nexus 5 is taking more than 10 mins to wipe the cache ! is this usual or is there anything wrong?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    Wiped my cache just now, timed it: 15 mins. Started cursing at the 12 min mark since no one else posted over 10 haha
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    Default Re: Why is my Nexus 5 taking so long to wipe the cache partition?

    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.
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    Default Re: Why is my Nexus 5 taking so long to wipe the cache partition?

    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?
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    Default Re: Why is my Nexus 5 taking so long to wipe the cache partition?

    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?
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    Default Re: Why is my Nexus 5 taking so long to wipe the cache partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptkelly View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: Wiping Cache Partition takes long

    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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    Default Re: Why is my Nexus 5 taking so long to wipe the cache partition?

    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?

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