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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by cmarkteach, Feb 12, 2010.

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    How can you clear the browsing history on the android market without starting from scratch and losing all the info. that is in the phone already? Sorry I'm not speaking the right lingo on this topic.
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    I don't think this has been figured out yet unfortunately....it doesn't seem to be possible at the moment
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    No your question is perfectly clear. I think the only way this can be done is with a factory wipe. I know that's not what you are looking for, maybe someone else knows a secret to this but I don't see anything.
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    If you are rooted you can use CacheMate. The demo version I have has an option to clear market history. They say it is experimental but it has worked for me.
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    There is a way to do it. Are you rooted with busybox installed?
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    factory reset will do it too....other than that, i got nothin
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    Wow, new lingo for me to learn. Thanks for your reply. What is rooted with cache mate mean? Any resources I can look up on this subject? Any drawbacks to doing what you have proposed?
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    Cachemate is an app in the Market....

    Rooted is a hack that can allow you to have "superuser" access to your phone....and Cachemate requires this
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    I've got cachemate and it doesn't clear the market history
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    Cachmate Demo v1.6.5.1 in settings it says Data (Experimental) if you choose that it gives you a box to check to clear Market History.
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    Hehe... don't wont your parents/wife/girlfriend to see your porn app searches ehh?:icon_ devil:
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    It works... yea!
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    CacheMate dev here,

    If you are rooted, CacheMate (including the demo) will clear your Market search history. As the instructions say, you may have to kill the Market app or even reboot after clearing the data but it will clear it. Again, you must be rooted.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
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    tried this app tonight... The Cachemate... It work perfectly... Just open it click on menu and the options are in there....:icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    Market history

    I'll have to look into this. Yesterday I saw a thread where someone was asking if the Droid leaves the likes of registry keys and folders, etc. lying around like apps often do on Windows.

    I wouldn't think so, and that seems to be the consensus, Linux doesn't have the issues that Windows does in that regard.

    However, I have noticed that some apps I have downloaded from the market, and later removed still prompt for updates available. So while this is a result of the market not the Droid's behavior necessarily it is sort of less than ideal.

    Cachemate seems like a workaround. It is nice that the market keeps a download history, but the con of course is the scenario where the app has been subsequently uninstalled and w/o consulting the Droid this isn't known, so it continues to prompt for updates.
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    Please note that CacheMate does not remove the Market's download history. It only removes the search history. These are two different things. The former tells the Market what apps you have downloaded so it knows what to update. This is very important unless you exclusively use an app like aTrackDog to track app updates. This is not totally reliable since it gets its update information from a variety of places and it isn't always accurate. The search history is simply a record of what you type into the search box in the Market. This list can get long and even though I like it (it makes it easier for me to find apps I use search for often), others hate this record. Therefore, CacheMate provides the option to remove it. So, search history can be cleared, download history cannot. I would add the option but I think it would do more harm than good. Most people actually try to keep this record across wipes as it's usually very valuable information.
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    I found a way to...there's an app called history eraser the icon is a glass, download it...theres an option that says Google apps, tap it and you'll see market history, tap it then tap done...IT WORKS
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    Wow... This thread's been around since Feb, and another newbie finally brought up history eraser? lol I've had it for about 2 months now. You show 'em saint!
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    I just found it today...glad tht headache is over
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    Refine Efficiency (http://refineandroid.doodlekit.com/)

    Check Refine Efficiency: Refine Efficiency - RefineAndroid : powered by Doodlekit

    Fast, Simple utility:
    - market history cleaner;
    - cache cleaner (root and non root(individually));
    - task killer;
    - start up manager (bootable apps are highlighted);
    - strong scheduling features.
    Also browser history cleaner.
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