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

    Recommended or not?
    09-21-2010 09:36 AM
  2. Caitlyn McKenzie's Avatar
    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.
    09-21-2010 10:08 AM
  3. saywut's Avatar
    Ok, So its the Cache for the Apps. Cool!
    09-21-2010 11:20 AM
  4. jrun's Avatar
    Since we're on the topic.. how about wiping the Dalvik? Any specifics on what that really means?
    09-21-2010 12:23 PM
  5. Caitlyn McKenzie's Avatar
    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.
    09-21-2010 12:45 PM