Is it ok to delete .ASEC files/folders on SD card after factor reset

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Is it ok to delete .ASEC files/folders on SD card after factor reset

I need some more room on my SD card and I would like to delete them.

 

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Re: Is it ok to delete .ASEC files/folders on SD card after factor reset

My understanding is that ASEC files are secure App files, that allow you to install copy-protected apps on your SD card.

 

I could be wrong on that.

 

I think if you delete them, you may have functionality issues with certain secured apps. You could try backing them up, and then put them back if you have any issues.

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Re: Is it ok to delete .ASEC files/folders on SD card after factor reset

I find in general, backing up apps with Android flaky.  there's always a few apps that I dont end up being backed up, especially if not downloaded from the Android Market.

 

In my case, I did a new install or restore on my S1 and these .asec files were on the SD card. I am not sure if they are in any way dependent on the default apps or the other apps that I did reinstall from my backup directory.

 

Unfortunately, not much info is out there when it comes to the Android OS. For this reason plus OS fragmentation, and lack of reliability, I have no choice but to get an iPhone 5, assuming it'll have a 4 in screen next year 😉