ROM Manager.. um... cleanup

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  1. xkape

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    Looking for some confirmation here.

    Pretty sure ROM Manager stores the files you download from it in the "download" folder on the SD Card but just names them downloadfile1.apk, downloadfile-2.apk, downloadfile3-apk, etc...

    These are taking up massive amounts of space as I have 38 of those.

    So, 1st, am I correct about this and 2nd, can I delete them to make space?
     
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    The download folder is from the browser. The folder for Rom manager is: Clockworkmod, it has many subfolders as well.

    Not sure what you downloaded from the browser, but chances are you used it after you did, so i'd say its a safe bet you can delete them, if its something you need later, you can always redownload.
     
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    Mine are in a folder called clockworkmod > download. There is where all the ROMS and themes are ...
     
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    Yeah I don't know man. I barely even use the browser except to search for something, lookup a phone number, etc... Seeing as it's taking up gigs of space I'll just delete and see what happens.

    OK, I saw the CloCkworld folder but I guess my head just had some other thoughts in it regarding that folder.
     
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    OK maybe I am overcomplicating this. When I go into ROM manager and "download ROM" it has to access the internet to get the file list? Or is it synching with my phone every now and again? Otherwise, how do all those ROMs, themes, kernels, etc... get updated? Cause if I am in recovery mode and goto the clockworld folder, I can only access what's inside those folders on my SD card.

    I'm not sure I am even explaining this right.
     
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    Yeah, I am not too sure I follow you on that one LOL

    What I do is locate all my ROMS in the clockwork > download file and then move them to a new folder I created on my SD card I named "ROMS". This way when I am in recovery I can easily find the zip file for the ROM I am looking for ...
    Not even sure that was what you were asking, but thought I'd share that anyway :laugh:
     
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    "downloadfile1.apk, downloadfile-2.apk, downloadfile3-apk".....I've experienced these dead files in my sdcard/download folder as apps that have have downloaded in the Market but unsuccessfully installed. The Market app unfortunatley does not remove these files after an unsuccessful installation. You have to manually delete them yourself in Astro or Root Explorer.
     
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    Would be easier to find what I wanted that way. If you move them to a "ROM" folder, do you even need to have the other folders in CLockworld? Or would deleting them just cause ROM mamager to make them again?

    I guess I am just not sure how ROM Manager updates itself. If it's only updating when I go into it and select "download ROM" and get one well, where does it put it? In the download folder there and many xxx.xxxx.com folders.
     
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    It is ok to delete all your old ROMS, themes and other apks that you do not want/need anymore. I have to clean out my download folder every so often.

    I mostly only keep the most recent things that I have installed
     
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    Once I move the actual ROM zip files, I delete the folder it was originally in. I do periodically go into the clockwordmod folder and clean it out. I'll open them and browse around inside; you'll find there are some that contain just the picture previews you see prior to downloading a ROM. My rule of thumb is, if I can't figure out what the hell the folder is - I leave it alone :)
     
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    ROM Manager not working!!!!! HELP!!!!!

    I am having a huge problem with ROM manager!!! the past few days it's been taking forever to load the ROM list and once I get that to load up, and I try to down load a ROM it has not downloaded it just says there is an error. So I updated ROM manager, and Reflashed my current ROM.

    I am wondering if anyone else is having ROM Manager Issues??

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    You running Froyo 2.2 with the old SuperUser (the one with a ninja icon)?
     
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