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    Default What does Wipe Cache Do?

    Using "ClockworkMod Recover" v2.5.0.1 What does the "Wipe Cache" actually do? Rather, What cashe is it wiping?

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    A. If you're following some instructions that say to wipe it, do it.
    B. It's completely harmless to wipe it.
    C. It's for apps and the java VM compiler (Dalvik to be specific) so that they run faster. It'll recreate the cache for each application when you run them next time.
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    Ok, So its the Cache for the Apps. Cool!
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    Since we're on the topic.. how about wiping the Dalvik? Any specifics on what that really means?
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    I am not 100% sure, but I am fairly certain the Dalvik cache (Dalvik is the name of the Java VM for Android, what most apps run on) is basically a bytecode cache of an application after it's processed by Dalvik.

    Long story short, once an app is cached in that way, it should have faster startup times and such.

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