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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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: Clutter database.
Improved: Internal code changes to improve code testing and make the code more modular. Also some structural changes to progress feedback and internal "workers" for future features.
Fixed: Crash related to SD Maids binary setup. SD Maid should no longer try to use root to clear injected binaries if root isn't actually available.
Fixed: Entering the screen should no longer trigger a scan automatically.
Fixed: The filter for empty dirs should now correctly match empty sub directories of DCIM/Pictures etc.
Improved: UI performance.
Fixed: Layout being cut off when accessiblity options to increase textsize are used.
Added: Option to reset settings to defaults.
Added: Feature "Prune Media Storage" (on by default). Pruning Media Storage means that when SD Maid deletes a duplicate, the system's media storage app is queried for references to the deleted file and if necessary that reference is deleted. This keeps gallery apps from showing stale references.
Added: "Automatic" autoselection. SD Maid can now automatically choose the best duplicates to keep based on a set of criteria you can adjust.
Improved: Migrated duplicates tool related settings from the general settings file into their own settings file (for future import/export of settings).
Improved: User interface. Better use of space and better UI performance on low end devices due to flatter
Fixed: Autoselection should no longer lag the UI when running on thousands of files. The UI will stay responsive and the operation can also be canceled.
Fixed: Option "Generate previews" now also affects previews of duplicates.
Changed: Moved item context options a bit around.
Changed: Exclusion of /Android/data/ is no longer hardcoded and can be modified as part of SD Maids exclusion system.
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