Overview: This is a powerful tool! Use at own risk!
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.
Your SD-card is collecting files and directories you don't recognize.
Lets not go on here...
Why not get a maid to clean it all up?
SD Maid will help you keep your device neat, clean and tidy !
Give it a try, you won't find a more thorough cleaning tool!
Choose a tab, press start and then either click a single item to delete or press the clean all button. It's just that easy.
There are various features available:
* Explorer is a full fledged filemanager, use it to crawl through your Androids files.
* You can use the Searcher if you know what file you are looking for.
* The CorpseFinder searches your device for orphaned items and compares those to the list of installed applications.
* AppControl lets you freeze, reset and remove applications (even system apps).
* The SystemCleaner scans your device and filters directories which contain unnecessary files. You an even create your own filters!
* You can optimize and shrink bloated databases to speed up access and free space.
* View your biggest files and find out what is hogging all the space.
* Find files that have been modified in the last X minutes.
A few additional features as well as comfort and convenience functions can be unlocked by buying and installing the unlocker (SD Maid Pro).
SD Maid is constantly being developed and designed very carefully.
Due to the vast amount of Android devices SD Maid might not work perfectly on your device, in that case I would appreciate it if you give me a chance to fix it by contacting me.
If you have questions or concerns send me a mail (email@example.com). I usually respond quite quickly and will happily help you out.
Obtaining SD Maid from unofficial sources puts your device at risk.
A big thanks goes out to all the beta testers @ http://sdmaid.darken.eu/beta who helped me improve SD Maid v3.
I would also like to thank all the volunteers @ http://sdmaid.darken.eu/translation that made SD Maid accessible to non english speaking users by translating it.
An unfinished help document is avaiable here:
Improved: Updated clutter database.
Improved: Updated support libraries which may or may not fix some rare UI issues.
Improved: Logic related to enabling pro features after installing the unlocker.
Improved: Started migration to a new MVP type UI architecture to make the code cleaner code and allow for better testing. The library I created for this is also open-sourced and available, seeOMMVP).
Improved: Updated all used library where available.
Improved: On Android 7.0+ secondary external storage permission can now be granted via yes/no dialog (scoped directory access) instead of manual path selection
Changed: Target/Compile SDK is now finally set to API 27 (Android 8.1), this didn't work correctly previously.
Changed: Switched the core file data from using ctime (change time of metadata) to mtime (change time of file content)
Fixed: Root detection not working [#1352] with SuperSU and other root types due to migration to RxShell which is finally open-sourced, yay!
Fixed: List data not being updated correctly in almost every tool page if the last entry was deleted via details
Fixed: SAF permission for nested locations (e.g. Android/data) not being available after completing the setup until SD Maids had been restarted
Changed: "Create filter" is now called "Add to SystemCleaner" to make it more descriptive
Fixed: Activity shortcuts not working on Android 8.0+
Fixed: Not being able to install *.apk files on Android 8.0+
Fixed: Minimum age not being saved if maximum age was not set for user filters
Added: apolloCache, .facebook_cache , FB & FB Messenger "videoCache" as hidden cache.
Added: Added *.crdownloads to Chrome as hidden cache
Improved: UI loading feedback.
Improved: Options that are not available (require root) are now hidden if there is no root
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