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How Do I completely wipe a Phone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Evo 5oh, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I know if you factory reset everything is deleted, but your pictures and other types of data are still there according to (I forgot my source) i think it was avast who did an investigation with ebay phones and well that data and pics was still there.

    I was wondering on how to delete this data....
     



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  2. NostraVinci

    NostraVinci Lurker

    You can always try a hard reset and also make sure there isn't a SD card in it.
     
  3. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    Encrypt it then do a factory reset. Anything left will be encrypted so should be safe.

    Roger
     
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Depends on the phone - many include the option on the factory data reset screen to wipe the sd card also - that's typically the part that people miss.
     
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