How to erase data from Android phone completely?

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Oct 26, 2016 1:31:24 PM via Website

Hello, i need to completely erase all content on my Android phone, I heard that the deleted data can be easily recovered by some data recoverys, so how can I completely erase data from Android without recovery?

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Oct 27, 2016 11:36:51 AM via Website

do a factory won't completely wipe my content and still be easily recovered by some data recovery app.

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Nov 5, 2016 3:20:53 AM via Website

I agree with Tupually. I once factory reset the device and can still scan the data with Recuva. To make sure the data being erased permanently, you should first fill up with random data, then do a factory reset.

A nice tutorial on it: How to erase Android completely

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Nov 5, 2016 7:54:51 AM via Website

Factory reset is the easiest option. There is possibility that the deleted data you are showing is coming from the online backup that you have taken online backup using any email account or app.

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Dec 22, 2016 4:31:52 AM via Website

If you don't want deleted data can be recovered, you may need use Android data eraser app to help you completely erase all content on your Android phone. It makes sure your deleted files won't be recovered by any means.

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Apr 24, 2017 4:05:36 AM via Website

I don't think the Factory reset is the best mothed to do , because it can not completely delete data or files from Andrioid , in the way , the data still store the unwanted data

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May 4, 2017 9:54:53 AM via App

The best way to make your data unreadable is to make a full encryption and then do a factory reset. If someone tries to recover your data he just gets a big encrypted file.

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May 4, 2017 10:32:13 AM via Website

Do Factory is very simple process...

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May 4, 2017 1:10:16 PM via App

martin smith

Do Factory is very simple process...

But after a factory reset your data can still be recovered.

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Sep 1, 2017 11:16:47 AM via Website

You can encrypt the phone before do a factory reset. After factory reset, loading dummy data in the phone and encrypt it again, then do the factory reset one more time. The data should not be recovered. If you're still confusing, repeat the steps constantly until you feel enough. Or use a Mobile Privacy Eraser to help. Much easy..

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Dec 11, 2017 2:56:50 AM via Website

The data deleted by factory reset can be recovered via the certain recovery tool. For completely and permanently wiping your Android phone, try Android Data Eraser. This software helps you protect your privacy with some simple steps. A good device for you to use before selling your or phone or give it to others.

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Dec 13, 2017 1:48:29 AM via Website

Find out the “Backup &reset/Reset” option from Settings menu. ...
Tap on “Reset/Factory data reset > Reset phone/Reset Device”
Confirm by clicking OK then.

I don't think there is any app that can recover factory reset data.

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Dec 27, 2017 3:20:19 AM via Website

You'd better to use a Android eraser tool that can wipe out your data without recovery. It can't erase your Android completely to do a factory reset.