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HOWTO: Wipe your Nexus’ Cache Partition?

This is an easy one … but I forgot enough times that I needed to add it here.

  • Turn off your Nexus device
  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys at the same time for about 7 seconds
  • An image of an Android lying on its back will appear
  • Press the Volume Down key twice – you’ll see “Recovery mode” appears on the screen
  • Press the Power key to restart in “Recovery mode”
  • An image of an Android and a red triangle will appear
  • Press the Power key and Volume Up keys simultaneously (it may take a few tries)
  • Use the Volume keys to scroll to “wipe data cache partition” and press the Power key