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How do I secure wipe rooted phone with kernal and MIU Rom?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tiako, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am selling my phone in about two days and it is rooted with Revolution. So cannot be unrooted. How can I secure wipe my device for sell. I also want to make sure they can't restore a back up from boot up.

    MIU rom has restore defaults but I don't think this is secure.
     


  2. sha4000

    sha4000 Well-Known Member

  3. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ah I didn't know they found a way to unroot with Revolution. Thanks

    Is there a way to secure wipe without unrooting tho?
     
  4. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    wouldn't a factory refresh do it? Asking because I am curious too.
     
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    If you flash a new Rom it erases anything on there.

    Just wipe the SD card and flash a different rom
     
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  6. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    MIU broke 4g and GPS kinda.. Whats another good rom I can flash?
     
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I would just go with MikG2.5 if you want to set them up with a stable SENSE ROM
     
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  8. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Add good battery life and free tether right?
     
  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    ZZZVR_SUPERWIPE.zip Works good you should also change the SD Card maybe supply a cheap 4Gig one that is fresh out the pack I run this before doing a new ROM and have never had issues it wipes 3 times.
     
  10. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    I couldn't get ZZZVR_superwipe.zip to work
     
  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

  12. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
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  13. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    well when you unroot your phone it will wipe app data from the phone. the only thing that will not be wiped is your sd card. the only reason why i would not unroot it is, if the buyer wants a rooted phone. but unrooting should be safe and secure.
     
  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I'd recommend the RUU version. You just download the program and hook the phone up to it and it does its thing.
     
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  15. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    I agree with this also, then wipe the sd card
     
  16. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    If you are really paranoid, do several wipes of the SD card, and fill it with junk files, then wipe those... Though, I doubt that the person who gets your card would be that interested in any data left behind on the card.
     
  17. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So must stuff is kept on the SD card?
     
  18. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    Kinda. Things like pictures and music are stored there. Data from apps are often stored there (caches and ebooks).

    Things like your ROM (not the .zip file, the actual files) are stored in the phone's memory.

    Put your card into a windows machine and you'll notice all these folders beginning with a ".". These are hidden files in linux. These are the kinds of data left behind on the SD card.


    When you sell the phone, are you keeping your card? If yes, okay. If no, then backup your data to you comp (or dropbox or whatever) and then format the card a few times. Write some data to it, and format it again (if you are really paranoid).

    Hope that helps.
     
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