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Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
ebald009
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Recently this folder seems to show up everyday on my phone even when i delete it I have no idea what this is or what it does. Does anyone have any information on it? I really don't have any third party apps on phone that i Belive would be causing this. I recently saw that someone had this question about a year ago with no answers has anyone else seen this? Please anyone with any information help.

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Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
jav6
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After deleting the MobileFirst_cache folder in my Droid's internal storage, it reappeared after opening the My Verizon app.  It does NOT reappear when opening the Verizon Cloud, Messages+ nor the Verizon VoiceMail apps.

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...

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Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
jav6
Leader

A search showed this Android Forum discussion https://androidforums.com/threads/new-folder-mobilefirst_cache-appearing-in-storage-why.1242445/ identifying Mobile First as an app developer.  Could be you have one of their apps.

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
jav6
Leader

I have that same folder MobileFirst_cache in internal storage (>root>sdcard) on my Droid Turbo 2 with the latest file added 12/01/17.  Opening the files as text shows references to image png files from mobile.vzw.com websites. This cache could be the result of the Android system accessing websites.  Maybe a Verizon support person will chime in here.

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
jav6
Leader

After deleting the MobileFirst_cache folder in my Droid's internal storage, it reappeared after opening the My Verizon app.  It does NOT reappear when opening the Verizon Cloud, Messages+ nor the Verizon VoiceMail apps.

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

We understand the importance on being able to find the mystery behind this, ebald009. You mentioned that this folder shows up every day. Where do you see this folder popping up every day? Jav6, seems to be on the right track. I couldn't find much in our resources on this, but when I did research this, My Verizon kept coming up. So, it must be some kind of file storage related to our bloat ware on the android base system. 

 

 

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Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
ebald009
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I think you have a great point and I appreciate your feedback. All this time I thought it was some sort of virus or something I almost factory reset, but if you put in mobile.vzw.com in your browser ibm comes up. It seems to be a I'm program. Mobilefirst platform. Maybe because I'm always paranoid lol, but I could not find any info on this at all. So I think we have been able to figure out what this is. No one seems to have ever been Interested on what it was.

Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
ebald009
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Why is it that all previous replays have been deleted by everyone?

Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
tademaria45
Member

I have the same thing going on and all I want to know is can I delete it from my misc folder in storage?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

While we are unable to pinpoint the actual source of MobileFirst, you can certainly clear the cache on your apps. We have had some other Android users report that the deleted folder returns after the My Verizon app is used. May I ask why you want to delete the folder? What exactly are you trying to do? 

 

GinaU_VZW

Re: Mobilefirst_cache showing up in storage any information on what this could be?
Terrria
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  • I have been try my whole life (Lol) to get rid of a file that doesn't know when to die. Google Play's clean up files you don't use. Is great. Yet IDK what I'm doing at age 67 so I delete it and continue to do so.  I look up Mobile First and it appears to be connected to the  Verizon App. Mobile first is a SERVER.  I opened the file in a separate window.  Looks like programing stuff to me.  As I read I saw Verizon's name and Mobil First a lot.  No wonder either Verizon has a server with Mobile First programing in it's server or something.  If so it's taking up 359 B's (what ever that is) of 16 GBs of storage  that I have for my phone.  I suspect that's away for us to buy a new phone or buy more storage.  Well at $979 a month I  get from SS. I CANT AFFORD EITHER.  I really need the deal they have for seniors here on Billings,MT unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited data.  Then I can afford a phone that I desperately need because this Moto 6 is a piece of trash now.  So Mr Verizon Guy, can you tell me why a person would deny me the same deal 2 of my older friends got with no problem? Yet try to get me to pay extra insurance and a watch. So I could pay $70 for all the same stuff they got.  Oh but I only have one line. Sad 😞  Very :(.  Hard sell you have out of your billions Verizon is worth.

And how the hidden file pops up is because it stashes itself away every time you open the Verizon App.  

Oh wait that's not the answer we all are looking for ... Or is it...

 

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