Clearing Cache? (rooted)

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  1. Nibbz
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    I hear a lot about people clearing their cache in order to improve performance. I'm just curious as to what the fastest and easiest and preferably one step to do it. I go through my apps and clear all by themselves. When I boot to recovery, the clear cache button, is that the same or will that delete stuff i want to/need to keep?

    edit: i know now the wipe cache is what I should use, phone just got snappier. Another question I have is how often should I clear cache
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    The only time I wipe my cache is when I switch roms.

    Mike
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    Cache Cleaner is available in the Market. One click and your cache is clean. I usually do it every few days and get 10-15MB each time.
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    Thanks for the tip, LT.

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    I've always gotten tons of help around here. It's nice to be able to help out once in a while. :)
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    I use Quick App Cache Clean. If you're rooted you can use a one step clean feature.

    BTW, for those who don't understand the value of cleaning cache, it's especially useful if you allow email or messages to accumulate. Clearing cache for these apps can significantly improve performance and eliminate "low memory" situations.
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    I use cachemate. You can manually clear it and also set it so it clears every certain amount of hours, upon reboot, etc.
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    +1 for cachemate.
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    Quick question.

    As I have only cleared cache when installing a new rom, which I also perform a factory reset, does the simple cache clear wipe out your website login information (name/password)?

    Thanks,

    Craig
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    Are these all only for rooted people?
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    I looked and Cache Cleaner is for rooted. Not sure about the others. Go to the Market and look at the description. It will tell you if Rooted is a requirement
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    Is this essentially the same thing as booting in recovery mode and wiping the cache that way? Is this worth doing every once in a while?
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    Plus One on Cache Cleaner, one of the best free apps in the Market
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    Please kid - our phones are rooted, we are not!!!:):)
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    Some of my friends and especially my children may disagree about me being "rooted":)
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    holycrap. i never decided to come back to this thread after i went into recovery, cleared, and was happy. These apps are awesome. My phone will always be snappy now. Is there a downside to wiping cache too often?
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    As a Habitual Cache Cleaner I must say No
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    thank you tparker, i will also be cleaning my cache tokeep my phone snapppy.

    ps. you wouldnt happen to be trey parker co creator of south park would you?
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    do you guys use the free version or the paid? What's the difference?
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    Haha...lmao, too funny....think of the drummer tbarker ;)
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