Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,785,512 Members 42,236 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

CCleaner type app for android?

Tip us?
 
Dr Asqueroso
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 84
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bandit Country
Default CCleaner type app for android?

Does anyone know if a app, like the ccleaner for windows is available for android?

Now I know that android is linux based, therefore there is no need for a registry cleaner, but with the constant install and then removal of apps (now i am assuming here) there must be some sort of footprint left behind which needs deleting?

thanks for any help and advice
 
Neejay
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 48
Posts: 713
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
eh...the only thing I could think of is maybe "CacheMate"
- Nexus 5
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Maguro)
- HP TouchPad

Code:
nandroid; mess with stuff; (restore || live_with_it)
 
mercado79
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 380
Posts: 983
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neejay View Post
eh...the only thing I could think of is maybe "CacheMate"
I second Cachemate. Been using it for months now and finally bought the "Pro" version. More like donation-ware. It was especially useful when I felt I was running out of space after app installs; however, now that I'm running an AOSP rom and have the option of using Apps2SD, space on the phone is less scarce. Either way, I run it every now and then to clean things up, particularly before making a Nandroid backup.
Moto X
Stable ROM: Eclipse 3.2.1 via Safestrap (Kit Kat 4.4.2)

Google Nexus 7 FHD
Stable ROM: Rastakat
Alt ROM: Stock Rooted
 
watercool
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 404
Join Date: Apr 2010
i am not sure if this is right because i am also quite new to android, but:

android is not windows. When you install a programm there is one .apk.. probably it creates a folder on the sd.. thats it. There is no registry, programms do not mess around @ system files.

Uninstalling means deleting the apk.. perhaps you have to remove the folder @ sdcard yourself.. thats all i guess.

I installed a couple of roms without wiping and many many apps, and my system is still clean what i can see (and fast like on the first day..)
-- Donate? -- Dropbox --
 
Dr Asqueroso
Old
(Last edited by Dr Asqueroso; 17th June 2010 at 09:32 PM.)
#5  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 84
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bandit Country
Default nice one!!

Thanks for that, i'll download CacheMate and have a look.
 
houstonspace
Old
#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 1
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default Cachemate is good, but Titanium really works (root needed)

I paid for Titanium because my brand new Samsung Galaxy S 4G started having low phone storage on the first day. Couldn't move a bunch of stuff, so I just did Superoneclick and rooted it, then installed Titanium. I was able to free up space on the phone itself (it's loaded with bloatware) by moving some stuff, but it also has a cache cleaner that got rid of another 25 MB of data that I didn't need. So, short story is, if you just need to clean you cache, cachemate is probably fine, but if you need more robust options for system maintenance, consider Titanium.
 
evilkorn
Old
#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 30
Posts: 1,752
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Well when you uninstall an application you not only have the .apk in /data/app/ but the application data in /data/data/ which is removed when you properly uninstall the application, not just deleting the apk. The "cache" you are seeing is browser, maps etc. data. You can manually do this in application manager by clicking the name then clear cache.

The only extra data you might have would be if the application has data on the sdcard which I find most applications do not remove if it's an external download such as skins. So there really is no need for any type of cleaning tools, none of which would clean out anything on /system/ unless it's a rooted application so there should be no need for that.
 
max5800
Old
#8  
max5800's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 35
Posts: 277
Join Date: Mar 2011
i tried cachemate and i can say that phone was reborn after it... it started to fly... 13 mb was cleared...
 
ukanth
Old
#9  
Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter 1,456
Posts: 760
Join Date: Nov 2010

 
DONATE TO ME
There was a another app called aCCleaner. It's even better

http://www.appbrain.com/app/1tap-cac...phone.acc.free

AFWall+ Android Firewall
Save Energy & Save Earth - MonitorES
Contact me - Google+ Twitter
Github: Profile
Kindly donate to http://www.giveindia.org/
 
acousticsea
Old
(Last edited by acousticsea; 15th April 2011 at 08:49 AM.)
#10  
acousticsea's Avatar
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 11
Posts: 27
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Detroit, MI

 
DONATE TO ME
If your device is rooted then you can try out SD Maid.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1013063

It deletes leftover folders from uninstalled apps from the SD card.

Sent from my HTC Glacier using XDA Premium App

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Fix KitKat WiFi Drops on Your Own

Despite introducing many useful features and overall great performance and enhancements,Android 4.4 KitKat … more

Bring Back Tablet UI on KitKat

Google presented their brand new UI for tablets alongsidethe release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb back in early … more

Give Your Notification Shade a Facelift with these Modding Guides

Modification has always been one of the strong suits of Android, due in … more

Keep Track of How Much Your Car Truly Costs with Car Logbook

It’s a very well established fact that cars are expensive. In addition to … more