Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 17:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've been flashing CyanogenMod 9 nightlies for months now, and the process to do so has become pretty much muscle memory at this point (if cwm ever changes its menu order I'm screwed). One step of this process has always fascinated me simply because I have no idea what exactly it does and why I have to do it: clearing Dalvik cache.
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No clue...
by Morgan on Tue 10th Jul 2012 20:39 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

What is it? I have no idea. Is it truly necessary to clear the cache? Well on my first Android phone, a Motorola Cliq (SB200), if I didn't clear it the phone would crash after installing or updating CM7. On my Nook Color, I once forgot to clear the cache and it still booted fine.

I wish I could offer more but that particular subject is over my head.

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