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What is Dalvik Cache?

Dalvik cache – cache area for the program dalvik. Dalvik is a java based virtual machine that is the bases for running your (.apk) programs. In order to make access times faster, the dalvik-cache is the result of dalvik doing a optimization of the running program.

How to clear Dalvik Cache without Recovery

Step 1: Make sure your device is rooted, if not search How to root your device on our site or leave a comment on this article and we’ll write a tutorial soon.

Step 2: Find a root explorer app, use ES File Explorer or search on Google Store for other better file explorers.

Step 3: Enable the root directory. In ES File Explorer go to Menu > Settings, check Up to Root then below check Root Explorer. Accept any Superuser requests.

Step 4: Now, go to /data/dalvik cache, select all files in the folder and delete them.

Step 5: Reboot the device as it will start acting like a drunk panda. Never know which is his next step. After reboot, system will reoptimize to the changes you made.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the info. Note that on both my samsung devices the dalvik cache location is “/data/dalvik-cache” and not “/data/dalvik cache” as stated above, not sure if it varies by device?

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