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What's DOS?
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how to clear cache (bionic)

I was recently asked to post the steps on how to wipe the cache on the bionic. lets begin.


 


Step 1: power your bionic down


Step 2: hold volume up, down, and power simultaneously


Step 3: use the volume down to navigate to "recovery," use volume up to select


Step 4: you will get a screen with a triangle with an exclamation point, next to an Android. Press volume up and down simultaneously


Step 5: use the volume rocker to navigate to "wipe cache" and use the power button to select.


Step 6: after it has finished, use the volume rocker to navigate to "reboot system now" and use the power button to select.


Step 7: say "TA-DAA!"

802.11n
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

After Step 3, I have a white triangle with an exclamation point inside with Lloyd standing outside.


What next?


TIA

joelbon usually sez "HTH"
What's DOS?
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

So I need to change that detail. Continue following the steps. that is what you should see. sorry about that.
802.11n
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

Press on volume keys. Then a list will come up with wipe cache partition on the bottom. Toggle down by using volume. Select with power button
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)


tominbristol said:

After Step 3, I have a white triangle with an exclamation point inside with Lloyd standing outside.


What next?


TIA



 Push the volume +/- at the same time. Hope this helps.

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802.11n
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

"TA-DAA!"

joelbon usually sez "HTH"
802.11n
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

Sorry to ask this, but what will this do for the Bionic versus an app that clears cache?  Sorry if this is dumb question, but I am not sure what the benefit of doing this is.

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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)


huff825 said:

Sorry to ask this, but what will this do for the Bionic versus an app that clears cache?  Sorry if this is dumb question, but I am not sure what the benefit of doing this is.



 Don't ever be sorry about asking. You don't know until you've been told.


An app that clears cache just clears the cache for apps. I haven't ever seen an app that is capable of clearing the System cache. That is what happens when you wipe cache partition in the Android system recovery. Hope this hels.

I am not a Motorola/Lenovo Employee. I am just a volunteer who happens to be a Moderator. All comments are my own and are not necessarily Motorola/Lenovo's position.

802.11n
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

Thanks joelbon. What are the benefits of doing this? I have had my Bionic since launch day and have never done it, just wondering what it does for you.

What's DOS?
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Re: how to clear cache (bionic)

It helps restore boot speeds, and maintain quick CPU performance. It basically wipes unnecessary information, think of it like cleaning out your refrigerater. its not always necessary, but it make more room.