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thewizardoz

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Sep 22, 2009
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Description:



Features

  • Storage overview
  • Root explorer & search
  • Find & remove left over files from uninstalled apps
  • Freeze, Uninstall, Export or kill apps
  • Toggle autstart entries
  • Find & delete common unnecessary files
  • Clean applications by removing various cache files without loosing any data
  • Find & delete duplicate files
  • Overview over biggest files/directories on your device
  • Optimize your SQL databases
  • Show last modified files
  • and more...

Installation instructions
* Install this like any other app.
* If your device is rooted, you will be asked if you want to grant SD Maid root permission upon its first launch
* It is up to you what you choose, in each case SD Maid will make best possible use of its features.
* Have the SuperUser application remember this choice, repeated prompts can cause unexpected behavior

Download links
SD Maid can either be downloaded from Google Play or direct from my server, appropriate links are collected here. The unlocker for SD Maid Pro can currently only be obtained through Google Play. I really recommend to only use these two sources. If you can't verify that the apk files are original you may put your device at risk.

Changelog
A detailed changelog can be found on Github and most update release posts also contain some explanation of what's new.

Bugs / Requests
Please use the issue tracker for any kind of bug reports or feature requests for both SD Maid stable & beta. I'll also discuss issues else where but usually a lot of helpful information gets lost if it's not organised, so I prefer the issue tracker :).

Beta testing
If you are interested in beta versions and want to help test new features you can find the appropriate links here There is also some discussion in SD Maids G+ community.

Translations
If you want to help translate look here: SD Maid @ crowdin.com
Thank you!

Help document
See sdmaid.darken.eu/help

Privacy
See sdmaid.darken.eu/privacy

XDA:DevDB Information
SD Maid - System Cleaning Tool, App for the Android General

Contributors
Dark3n

Version Informationpp
Status:
Stable
Current Stable Version: -
Stable Release Date: 1969-12-31

Created 2014-06-02
Last Updated 2017-08-15
Under App Control some features have been removed. They are Kill app & stop from loading. Why were they removed & is there a way for me to get them back please?

Thanks
 

MMXI

Member
May 10, 2021
44
28
This app is awesome. Best cleaning tool I've used

I would like to suggest to add unused elf and DT entry cleaning
 

sherindroid

Senior Member
Oct 24, 2016
207
80
The SystemCleaner is not deleting the files from /data/anr/ Please Fix it. These files have no extension but includes anr in file names. Maybe you need to update rules.
I'm using LineageOS 17.1
 

Dark3n

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Sep 14, 2007
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5.1.6 should be much faster than 5.1.5 if you are on Android 10+ without root, there was a pretty obvious way to improve performance (in hindsight...)).

For 5.1.7 it could get even faster with some ADB shenanigans if this user's idea works out:

Looks promising.
 

MaXAiRO

Senior Member
Any idea why App Cleaner - Specific - Telegram doesn't work? I searched here in the thread and Github but couldn't find any recent info about it.

I have all the necessary settings enabled but it never deletes the content in the folders (Telegram Audio, Documents, Images, Video) which are located in /storage/emulated/0/Telegram as it is expected to. Concerning Telegram, it only deletes files in /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.telegram.messenger.web.

I'm on ArrowOS - Android 11 - Poco X3 Pro
 

ДиDi

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Sep 22, 2021
3
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Hello everyone.

Smartphone: OnePlus 6t
Model: ONE PLUS A6010
Android Version: 11
OxygenOS: 11

After updating from
Android: 10
OxygenOS 10.3.12

on
Android: 11
Oxygen OS: 11

in the app, SD Maid Pro does not give full permission to the internal storage, although permission has been granted. In the video you can see.




Mistake:
No activity found for
ACTION_OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE

Does this affect the performance of the application? If so, how can I fix it?

I use a translator, so I apologize if he translated incorrectly.
 
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vandyman

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Jul 30, 2012
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Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 6
Всем привет.

Смартфон: OnePlus 6t
Модель: ONE PLUS A6010
Версия Android: 11
OxygenOS: 11

После обновления с
Android: 10
OxygenOS 10.3.12

на
Android: 11
OxygenOS: 11

в приложении SD Maid Pro не дает полного разрешения на внутреннее хранилище, хотя разрешение было предоставлено. На видео вы можете увидеть.

View attachment 5415865


Ошибка:
Нет активности для
ACTION_OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE

Влияет ли это на производительность приложения? Если да, то как я могу это исправить?

Я пользуюсь переводчиком, поэтому прошу прощения, если он перевел неправильно.

I see this is your first post. Bush up on the forum rules again......

This is an English language site.
There for, I doubt you will get any help.
 

ДиDi

New member
Sep 22, 2021
3
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I see this is your first post. Bush up on the forum rules again......

This is an English language site.
There for, I doubt you will get any help.
I don't understand how this happens, but I have already edited it twice and for some reason he will publish it in Russian, although he wrote it in English. I updated my first post in English.
 

ДиDi

New member
Sep 22, 2021
3
0
Found the reason. It turns out there was no need to disable the application with the name "Files". It just gives access to everything that applications require.
 

AnnetkoO

Senior Member
Hi. Can't access to SD card. Android 12 aosp.
Screenshot_20211017-205610.png
 
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gaindelioide

Member
Mar 23, 2020
33
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Description:



Features

  • Storage overview
  • Root explorer & search
  • Find & remove left over files from uninstalled apps
  • Freeze, Uninstall, Export or kill apps
  • Toggle autstart entries
  • Find & delete common unnecessary files
  • Clean applications by removing various cache files without loosing any data
  • Find & delete duplicate files
  • Overview over biggest files/directories on your device
  • Optimize your SQL databases
  • Show last modified files
  • and more...

Installation instructions
* Install this like any other app.
* If your device is rooted, you will be asked if you want to grant SD Maid root permission upon its first launch
* It is up to you what you choose, in each case SD Maid will make best possible use of its features.
* Have the SuperUser application remember this choice, repeated prompts can cause unexpected behavior

Download links
SD Maid can either be downloaded from Google Play or direct from my server, appropriate links are collected here. The unlocker for SD Maid Pro can currently only be obtained through Google Play. I really recommend to only use these two sources. If you can't verify that the apk files are original you may put your device at risk.

Changelog
A detailed changelog can be found on Github and most update release posts also contain some explanation of what's new.

Bugs / Requests
Please use the issue tracker for any kind of bug reports or feature requests for both SD Maid stable & beta. I'll also discuss issues else where but usually a lot of helpful information gets lost if it's not organised, so I prefer the issue tracker :).

Beta testing
If you are interested in beta versions and want to help test new features you can find the appropriate links here There is also some discussion in SD Maids G+ community.

Translations
If you want to help translate look here: SD Maid @ crowdin.com
Thank you!

Help document
See sdmaid.darken.eu/help

Privacy
See sdmaid.darken.eu/privacy

XDA:DevDB Information
SD Maid - System Cleaning Tool, App for the Android General

Contributors
Dark3n

Version Information
Status:
Stable
Current Stable Version: -
Stable Release Date: 1969-12-31

Created 2014-06-02
Last Updated 2017

Description:



Features

  • Storage overview
  • Root explorer & search
  • Find & remove left over files from uninstalled apps
  • Freeze, Uninstall, Export or kill apps
  • Toggle autstart entries
  • Find & delete common unnecessary files
  • Clean applications by removing various cache files without loosing any data
  • Find & delete duplicate files
  • Overview over biggest files/directories on your device
  • Optimize your SQL databases
  • Show last modified files
  • and more...

Installation instructions
* Install this like any other app.
* If your device is rooted, you will be asked if you want to grant SD Maid root permission upon its first launch
* It is up to you what you choose, in each case SD Maid will make best possible use of its features.
* Have the SuperUser application remember this choice, repeated prompts can cause unexpected behavior

Download links
SD Maid can either be downloaded from Google Play or direct from my server, appropriate links are collected here. The unlocker for SD Maid Pro can currently only be obtained through Google Play. I really recommend to only use these two sources. If you can't verify that the apk files are original you may put your device at risk.

Changelog
A detailed changelog can be found on Github and most update release posts also contain some explanation of what's new.

Bugs / Requests
Please use the issue tracker for any kind of bug reports or feature requests for both SD Maid stable & beta. I'll also discuss issues else where but usually a lot of helpful information gets lost if it's not organised, so I prefer the issue tracker :).

Beta testing
If you are interested in beta versions and want to help test new features you can find the appropriate links here There is also some discussion in SD Maids G+ community.

Translations
If you want to help translate look here: SD Maid @ crowdin.com
Thank you!

Help document
See sdmaid.darken.eu/help

Privacy
See sdmaid.darken.eu/privacy

XDA:DevDB Information
SD Maid - System Cleaning Tool, App for the Android General

Contributors
Dark3n

Version Information
Status:
Stable
Current Stable Version: -
Stable Release Date: 1969-12-31

Created 2014-06-02
Last Updated 2017-08-15
A great software, feature rich and easy to use. I gave it a 5 stars vote on the GPS.
 

Dark3n

Recognized Developer
Sep 14, 2007
2,570
5,204
twitter.com
Found the reason. It turns out there was no need to disable the application with the name "Files". It just gives access to everything that applications require.

Yes, this is a common mistake, too many people overzealously disable apps.
Part of the setup troubleshooting tips too ;)

Hi. Can't access to SD card. Android 12 aosp.
Why does Google have to change so much storage stuff all the time :(.
I'm working on it, hoping to publish a beta with a fix in the next few days:

Getting this message when trying to perform app cache clean..
Oppo find x2pro
A11( stock unrooted)
The core issue is that your ROM/language combination is not supported, make a ticket with a debug log to fix it.
But that error message is really weird, did you mod SD Maids APK?
 

cultofluna

Senior Member
Nov 25, 2015
3,908
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Google Pixel 4 XL
OPPO Find X2 Pro
Yes, this is a common mistake, too many people overzealously disable apps.
Part of the setup troubleshooting tips too ;)


Why does Google have to change so much storage stuff all the time :(.
I'm working on it, hoping to publish a beta with a fix in the next few days:


The core issue is that your ROM/language combination is not supported, make a ticket with a debug log to fix it.
But that error message is really weird, did you mod SD Maids APK?
Thanks ..!
Changing language fixes it
 
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    THX for responding to all of us,much appreciated.

    TBH, I hadn't even given it much thought to load SD Maid on any TV.

    I loaded it up on my Tizen-powered Samsung TV via Chromecast for Google TV, just to try it out, see if it would work. (Wasn't expecting it to, being a Tizen O/S, just as you mentioned w/the IOS analogy).

    I'll definitely give it a go when/if I get a TV with Android/Google TV built-in as the O/S.
    Sad thing is, on most TV's, there's not much to actually keep clean, the available storage is a pitiful amount as it is (less expansion via external memory/storage stick).

    Again, THX for chiming in & for your long-term support of this app. ✌️
    Functions just fine on Google's Chromecast 4th Generation running Google TV [Android TV OS].
  • 520
    Description:
    Ive started working on a tool to clean up after apps (inspired by this thread).

    Nobody is perfect and android neither.
    Apps you have already deleted sometimes leave data behind.
    The system constantly creates logs, crash reports and debug files you don't really need.
    The market leaves temporary files of downloaded apps behind.
    Lets not go on here...

    SD Maid is a universal file tool that helps you keep your device neat and tidy.


    Features
    • Storage overview
    • Root explorer & search
    • Find & remove left over files from uninstalled apps
    • Freeze, Uninstall, Export or kill apps
    • Toggle autstart entries
    • Find & delete common unnecessary files
    • Clean applications by removing various cache files without loosing any data
    • Find & delete duplicate files
    • Overview over biggest files/directories on your device
    • Optimize your SQL databases
    • Show last modified files
    • and more...

    Installation instructions
    * Install this like any other app.
    * If your device is rooted, you will be asked if you want to grant SD Maid root permission upon its first launch
    * It is up to you what you choose, in each case SD Maid will make best possible use of its features.
    * Have the SuperUser application remember this choice, repeated prompts can cause unexpected behavior

    Download links
    SD Maid can either be downloaded from Google Play or direct from my server, appropriate links are collected here. The unlocker for SD Maid Pro can currently only be obtained through Google Play. I really recommend to only use these two sources. If you can't verify that the apk files are original you may put your device at risk.

    Changelog
    A detailed changelog can be found on Github and most update release posts also contain some explanation of what's new.

    Bugs / Requests
    Please use the issue tracker for any kind of bug reports or feature requests for both SD Maid stable & beta. I'll also discuss issues else where but usually a lot of helpful information gets lost if it's not organised, so I prefer the issue tracker :).

    Beta testing
    If you are interested in beta versions and want to help test new features you can find the appropriate links here There is also some discussion in SD Maids G+ community.

    Translations
    If you want to help translate look here: SD Maid @ crowdin.com
    Thank you!

    Help document
    See sdmaid.darken.eu/help

    Privacy
    See sdmaid.darken.eu/privacy

    XDA:DevDB Information
    SD Maid - System Cleaning Tool, App for the Android General

    Contributors
    Dark3n

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: -
    Stable Release Date: 1969-12-31

    Created 2014-06-02
    Last Updated 2017-08-15
    77
    How to help me troubleshoot your issues

    Please see here for instructions on how to best report bugs:
    https://github.com/d4rken/sdmaid-public/wiki/Reporting-a-bug
    31
    Weekend beta v4.3.0 brings a truckload of core improvements.

    Here are the links if you just want to dive in:

    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/download
    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/changelog
    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/issues

    Some notes:
    • Tools will now display 'allocated size' instead of 'apparent size'. Allocated size is the size an item actually takes up on your storage (i.e. a 1 byte file actually uses 4096 byte on storage). Apparent size is a files length, how large the file itself tells us it is (i.e. a file may say it is 8096 byte long, but actually only takes up 4096 byte). A big source for discrepancy between sizes are caused by "sparse-files", these are files that contains a lot of 0000000. If the file system supports it, a sparse file of length 1GB could be saved on a 1MB storage. I think we are mainly interested in size on our storage (allocated size), not how much data something uses when sending it over network (apparent size). This will be most noticeable with the AppCleaner (which will show larger amounts because of many small files) and the SystemCleaner (which will show smaller ammounts, due to thumbnails often being sparse files). The Explorer will show both sizes if they differ, format 'allocated size (apparent size)'.
    • SD Maid now ships with toybox instead of busybox. Toybox is smaller and it fixes an issue I had with busybox. It's debatable whether toybox is faster, but looking it's code it is at least a lot leaner. Toybox is also something that all future Android versions will ship which gives us a lot of room for good compatibility on future Android ROMs (e.g. if we have to use the system toybox binary instead of SD Maids own). Busybox was not installed in most ROMs. Why not both? SD Maid is now compatible with both toybox and busybox, and will fallback to a busybox on your system if that is what it takes to run without issue on your device. Maxium compatibility :)!
    • If you have root SD Maid will no longer ask for secondary storage permission. There were too many problems with people on chinese (rooted) ROMs that did not manage to grant the permission. You can still grant it manually via advanced settings. In theory, i thought performance should be better with secondary storage permissions through the storage access framework, but I couldn't actually measure it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    • You will probably never see the 'BUSYBOX error' page again because this only happens with root and SD Maid will now give up root if it would otherwise mean showing the error and giving up.
    • AppControl doesn't load app sizes by default anymore and is thus much faster. Also has improved filtering options (right side drawer).
    • The tool "Biggest" is now called "Storage analyzer" and has been completely rewritten.
    • Explorer now supports unpacking any type of 'zip' files (.zip, .apk etc) (without root for now).
    • The LastModified tool is gone (bye!), and the Searcher now has options for minimum and maximum age (hi!).
    • There is a new (better?) clutter reporter tool which uses GitHub. Let me know how it works and what I can improve, clutter reports is what gets us closer and closer to a 100% detection rate.
    • Besides dozen of bugfixes, there have also been multiple core changes that attempt to improve performance of SD Maid by reusing objects and making data lookups faster.
    • Not that you can see it, but many of the changes made it also a lot easier for me to better write unit tests for modules of SD Maid :cool:

    All unit tests, I currently have, passed, but due to the amount of changes and changes to the core structure, I expect a few bugs, so this is a beta only release. Catching them and adding more tests is what a beta is for though, right :)? (give the issue tracker some love!)
    28
    I made some good progress on the weekend so SD Maid v4.10.0 is here.

    This update is dedicated to the duplicates tool and a beta-only release.

    Let's start with the biggest change: The previous autoselection dialog is gone and SD Maid now performs an automatic selection based on a set of criterias you can adjust. So now you press the autoselection button and it just happens.

    The previous dialog allowed you to select one and only one type of criterion to select files by. There isn't really a right and a wrong way to do that, but based on many mails I received there is certainly a popular preference. I've put these preferences as "defaults" into an extra screen (check the option menu) which you can adjust.

    Currently we have the following defaults:

    - Priority 1: Media Provider, try to keep files that are indexed by the Media Storage app and try to delete those that are not indexed. The most common type of support mail I get is people complaining that SD Maid deleted their images, because they only look in the gallery app, they think SD Maid deleted them all, but the remaining copy is just in a space that is not indexed.

    - Priority 2: Storage location, assuming the user has an extra sdcard, try to keep the files on the sdcard and delete the files in internal storage. The assumption is that the user always wants to free space on internal storage.

    - Priority 3: Path nesting, we prefer to keep shallowly nested files as those are easier to find and access.

    - Priority 4: Modification date, we prefer older files because we assume that the newer file is an unwanted copy. E.g. older picture comes from the camera app, while the newer picture is a copy from an instant messenger app.

    I'm looking for feedback whether you think this is the optimal default setup.

    You can also find these details in the wiki: https://github.com/d4rken/sdmaid-public/wiki/Duplicates

    The second new feature is "pruning media storage references". It's a not too rare occurence that apps show empty/grey thumbnails for image files that have been deleted, because the media storage database still contains a reference. SD Maid will now check the database for references to images deleted by the duplicates tool and then delete those references.

    There have also been various changes to the user interface. I'm slowly changing some of SD Maids core UI architecture to allow for a more responsive UI interaction. The duplicates tool is just the first tool getting this treatment. The UI should lag less on low end devices and it should also no longer freeze when running selection on thousands of files. Play a bit around with the autoselection, using single click/long click on items and let me know how it goes.

    I've also added a box that shows the task result prominently. Task results were previously rather hidden away (navdrawer, startpage, notifications) and you couldn't easily view them in the actual tool they belong too, which is a bit backwards, isn't it? I plan to add this "task result box" to other tools too. With more space to display infos we can then also make the result messages a bit more detailed.

    Some texts such as the selection criterion explanations are not translatable yet as I'm looking for your feedback on the wording. Is it clear what each option? Please let me know.

    Oh and the duplicates settings have been moved into their own file and gotten a "reset to default" option, once the other tools get this we can finally have a nice and clean backup option for settings :).

    There have been a few other changes, but I think this is enough wall of text. Check the changelog ;).

    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/changelog
    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/issues
    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/download
    28
    v4.10.1 is out.

    I've fixed reported crashes (thx @IronTechmonkey ) and spend time rewriting quick access and other progress related feedback to improve performance. In some case there were multiple dozen callbacks per second which just wasted UI resources. I've limited this to ~70ms update intervals which is about the lower edge of delay at which humans can notice motion.

    Using ConstraintLayout I've also made several UI hierarchies flatter which should also improve performance when redrawing elements to display progress updates.

    Now that the duplicate criteria screen no longer crashes, I'm looking for some feedback on the texts/wording of each option before they are made translateable.

    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/changelog
    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/issues
    http://sdmaid.darken.eu/download