ROM disappearing

This is a discussion on ROM disappearing within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by rioja Originally Posted by schizophrenia Originally Posted by rioja When apps are installed they place install data in the dalvik cache. This ...

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    When apps are installed they place install data in the dalvik cache. This cache isn't cleared when you uninstall apps.

    If you boot into recovery, you can choose "wipe cache partition" then reboot your phone. This should free up some space. Reboot will be slower than normal while Android rebuilds (refreshes) the cache.
    this is something new
    so this method will NOT wipe the settings nor the apps? But only the cache (such as user names, password, settings maybe?)?

    Thanks for letting us know.
    This will not wipe any names, passwords, settings, etc. So after you wipe the cache partition you DO NOT have to re-setup or re-enter anything. The only difference you should see is more free space on your phone.

    Wipe cache partition clears out the "dalvik cache". What's the dalvik cache? In simple terms... it's a space on your phone that stores info about the Android framework and the apps you have installed on the phone.

    Why clear it? Over time data can remain in the cache that we no longer need (from uninstalled apps, etc). So we manually purge the cache and start fresh by re-booting the phone after the wipe.
    Thanks for the details and sounds good to me if it doesnt involve wiping apps and data etc.
    I shall give it a try.
    Thank you.

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    this is something new
    so this method will NOT wipe the settings nor the apps? But only the cache (such as user names, password, settings maybe?)?

    Thanks for letting us know.
    This will not wipe any names, passwords, settings, etc. So after you wipe the cache partition you DO NOT have to re-setup or re-enter anything. The only difference you should see is more free space on your phone.

    Wipe cache partition clears out the "dalvik cache". What's the dalvik cache? In simple terms... it's a space on your phone that stores info about the Android framework and the apps you have installed on the phone.

    Why clear it? Over time data can remain in the cache that we no longer need (from uninstalled apps, etc). So we manually purge the cache and start fresh by re-booting the phone after the wipe.
    Thanks for the details and sounds good to me if it doesnt involve wiping apps and data etc.
    I shall give it a try.
    Thank you.
    I have never really touched that recovery menu except hard resetting the phone so I am not sure what is happening.

    So I pressed Vol. Down and pressed power, and went into that menu.
    I then chose Recovery and it shows a "!" with the android on the screen and now its freezed.

    Have I done something wrong? And what should I do next?

    Thanks

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    This will not wipe any names, passwords, settings, etc. So after you wipe the cache partition you DO NOT have to re-setup or re-enter anything. The only difference you should see is more free space on your phone.

    Wipe cache partition clears out the "dalvik cache". What's the dalvik cache? In simple terms... it's a space on your phone that stores info about the Android framework and the apps you have installed on the phone.

    Why clear it? Over time data can remain in the cache that we no longer need (from uninstalled apps, etc). So we manually purge the cache and start fresh by re-booting the phone after the wipe.
    Thanks for the details and sounds good to me if it doesnt involve wiping apps and data etc.
    I shall give it a try.
    Thank you.
    I have never really touched that recovery menu except hard resetting the phone so I am not sure what is happening.

    So I pressed Vol. Down and pressed power, and went into that menu.
    I then chose Recovery and it shows a "!" with the android on the screen and now its freezed.

    Have I done something wrong? And what should I do next?

    Thanks
    ok, figured it out.
    I had to "hold power" and "press vol up" when I see that "!"
    it brought me into the recovery.
    thanks anyway.
    wiped the cache and recovered a bit ROM yes, not a whole a lot.

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