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[Bug] Removing android App data [answered]

asked 2013-12-26 22:20:16 +0300

Tomek gravatar image

updated 2014-01-03 11:44:21 +0300

eric gravatar image

How can I clear the data of an android application like on an native android device from options menu?

I am having problems with one android application and I would like to see whether it can be fixed by starting over.

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answered 2013-12-26 23:38:55 +0300

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updated 2013-12-27 22:47:09 +0300

I have not found any UI for that, we definitely need one! Removing an App does not remove its data: is it a bug or a feature?

With devel-su one can manually remove directory below /data/data/YOUR.APP.DIR.

rm -r /data/data/APP.DIR

Be careful, there is no undo, once deleted is deleted!

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Thank you! I was able to get my android application working again.

Having said that. I would argue, that it is a bug that jolla lets obsolete android app data behind. At least, this is not what a native android phone would do.

Tomek ( 2013-12-27 08:29:18 +0300 )edit

which command is used to remove directory?

Karfindel ( 2013-12-27 22:33:40 +0300 )edit

I had to do manual delete after "Despicable Me" game took more than 500 MBytes of space, and left them behind after uninstall.

kimmoli ( 2013-12-28 00:05:16 +0300 )edit

Super! Had problems with our OTP app providing me wrong passwords, since password seed came from earlier installation. Bet removing the DIR in /data/data/ made the trick!

mholo65 ( 2014-01-23 13:50:31 +0300 )edit

It's not valid anymore ( @ Xperia X dual) Now seems to be:

samule ( 2018-11-18 13:50:37 +0300 )edit

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