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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RE[2]: Comment by anevilyak
by galvanash on Tue 10th Jul 2012 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by anevilyak"
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Thanks for the clear answer, Rene!

If you want a more nitty gritty detailed explanation, read this:

Also, just fyi - this is the stuff a large chunk of the Oracle patent lawsuit was about... Namely whether dexopt was violating Oracle's patent on dynamic optimizations. The end result of what they were arguing about is what ends up in the dalvik cache.

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