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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by The Wurm, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. The Wurm

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    Alright , so I was biking with my phone in my pocket (screen facing inward) and so when I got home I found out that my phone had deleted all my data because my leg put in the wrong pin ten times. How do I get my data back?
     


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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Did you have it synced or backed-up with Google or anything else? Because I believe once the security erase is activated, there is absolutely no way to retrieve any data that was just on the phone itself. If you could, so could undesirables.

    For information, this was a problem the feds had with gathering evidence data from an iPhone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI–Apple_encryption_dispute
    The work phone was recovered intact but was locked with a four-digit password and was set to eliminate all its data after ten failed password attempts.
     
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  3. The Wurm

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    No, I didn't back it up, so I guess it's done for. But it gets me so mad thinking about why they installed it! I mean, those security measures are used to protect your phone if it gets stolen, but if the robber put a wrong pin ten times, they get a new phone! What robber would want somebody else's contact, photos, games and other apps!? Grrr! it's so frustrating!
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Not necessarily, because of FRP(Factory Reset Protection). Provided you registered the phone with your Google account when you first got it and set it up. The idea is after it erased and factory reset, you have to authenticate the associated Google account with it. And if that can't be done, the phone is a paperweight.

    Possibly blackmail, identity theft, phishing, stalking, etc. Don't forget the phone may have your bank account details stored, street addresses, passwords, social security numbers, etc, and not just your stuff, could all your friends and family personal details as well. In fact it's quite possible that the data is worth much more to a robber and/or a fence than the phone itself. The robber finds out where you live, and does you over again, or worse.
     
    #4 mikedt, Jun 20, 2017
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  5. Phalon4

    Phalon4 Android Enthusiast

    I agree
     
    #5 Phalon4, Jun 20, 2017
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  6. The Wurm

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    Update: I got all my stuff back, so it's all good. One last Question: how do I delete this thread.
     
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  7. dontpanicbobby

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    Ask a Moderator (Mod). But it's Android history now. Every little bit helps. ;:

    Good question.
     
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