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No "Clear Cache Partition" in Recovery Mode on Z4

2021-06-21, 14:56 PM

I have QDFS30.130.42-5-10-12 in my Z4 and after having fingerprint scanner problems since the last update I figured I would boot to recovery mode and clear the system cache, but that option is no longer there.  I am NOT up to "Wipe data/Factory reset".  What's happened to this capability?

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Re:No "Clear Cache Partition" in Recovery Mode on Z4

2021-06-22, 7:48 AM

@ cwnascar3 wrote:

I have QDFS30.130.42-5-10-12 in my Z4 and after having fingerprint scanner problems since the last update I figured I would boot to recovery mode and clear the system cache, but that option is no longer there.  I am NOT up to "Wipe data/Factory reset".  What' happened to this capability?

 

 

Hi, 

 

Thanks for writing to us. Regarding the Fingerprint concern, I have responded here.

 

The option to clear the system cache in recovery mode speters is correct. Your phone no longer has the option to clear the system cache partition because it uses the new Seamless (A:B) update process. The OS no longer caches system updates. This is why there is no clear cache partition in the Recovery menu.

 

Starting with Android 8.0 (oreo) the option to clear all app cache from the storage options was removed. There are still two ways you can clear the app cache. You can go to each app individually and clear cache on an app-by-app basis, or you can use the clean section of Google Files (AKA Filed Go) to clean junk files. I hope this helps! 

 

Thanks

Sunitha



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Re:No "Clear Cache Partition" in Recovery Mode on Z4

2021-06-21, 17:16 PM

That feature was removed from Android several versions ago? I think Android 8.

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Re:No "Clear Cache Partition" in Recovery Mode on Z4

2021-06-22, 7:48 AM

@ cwnascar3 wrote:

I have QDFS30.130.42-5-10-12 in my Z4 and after having fingerprint scanner problems since the last update I figured I would boot to recovery mode and clear the system cache, but that option is no longer there.  I am NOT up to "Wipe data/Factory reset".  What' happened to this capability?

 

 

Hi, 

 

Thanks for writing to us. Regarding the Fingerprint concern, I have responded here.

 

The option to clear the system cache in recovery mode speters is correct. Your phone no longer has the option to clear the system cache partition because it uses the new Seamless (A:B) update process. The OS no longer caches system updates. This is why there is no clear cache partition in the Recovery menu.

 

Starting with Android 8.0 (oreo) the option to clear all app cache from the storage options was removed. There are still two ways you can clear the app cache. You can go to each app individually and clear cache on an app-by-app basis, or you can use the clean section of Google Files (AKA Filed Go) to clean junk files. I hope this helps! 

 

Thanks

Sunitha



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Re:No "Clear Cache Partition" in Recovery Mode on Z4

2021-06-22, 19:30 PM

Thanks for the reply, Sunitha.  The "Clean Junk is quite a bit handier than the Recovery Mode method!

 

As for the fingerprint issue I'll give that a try in a bit.  Will clearing credentials that way affect other credentials like saved passwords and my phone PIN?  

 

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Craig

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Re:No "Clear Cache Partition" in Recovery Mode on Z4

2021-06-23, 7:28 AM

@ cwnascar3 wrote:

Thanks for the reply, Sunitha.  The "Clean Junk is quite a bit handier than the Recovery Mode method!

 

As for the fingerprint issue I' give that a try in a bit.  Will clearing credentials that way affect other credentials like saved passwords and my phone PIN?  

 

Thanks,

 

Craig

 

Hi Craig, 

 

Please follow the instructions and let me know how it goes. Also, no this will not wipe your saved password or PIN. 

 

Thanks

Sunitha  



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