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By Dr Asqueroso, Member on 16th June 2010, 09:26 PM
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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
17th June 2010, 01:51 AM |#2  
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eh...the only thing I could think of is maybe "CacheMate"
17th June 2010, 07:21 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Neejay

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.
17th June 2010, 08:19 PM |#4  
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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..)
17th June 2010, 10:29 PM |#5  
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nice one!!
Thanks for that, i'll download CacheMate and have a look.
23rd March 2011, 11:58 PM |#6  
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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.
24th March 2011, 12:06 AM |#7  
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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.
15th April 2011, 09:09 AM |#8  
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i tried cachemate and i can say that phone was reborn after it... it started to fly... 13 mb was cleared...
15th April 2011, 09:45 AM |#9  
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There was a another app called aCCleaner. It's even better
15th April 2011, 09:46 AM |#10  
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If your device is rooted then you can try out SD Maid.

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

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15th April 2011, 10:13 AM |#11  
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Cachemate never seems to work for me. It always say my cache has been recently cleared and there is nothing to clean although I didnt set it on auto or clean it before. Werid.
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