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Precautions before selling a phone/tablet
This is my first post here and I hope I'm posting in the right place.
Before selling a smartphone, I wonder if a factory reset will be adequate for privacy protection, due to the nature of electronic data storage using ROM/NAND.
I've in mind info like personal data, Google Wallet, bank account and other passwords.
I use TrueCrypt on my PCs but no encryption on phones or tablets. Perhaps a good practical approach is to NOT store sensitive data on a phone/tablet, but this is next to impossible with Google accounts, Google Wallet, etc.
Your input, please!
- 02-19-2013, 12:25 PM #2
- 02-19-2013, 07:29 PM #3
- 02-19-2013, 07:38 PM #4
Re: Precautions before selling a phone/tablet
I read an article in the newspaper a while ago that factory resets on some OSes don't completely erase data, or something like that. I remember it mentioned Android, iOS, and BBOS, but I don't remember which ones required more than a factory reset.
Edit: Okay, did a little research, and it looks like a factory reset will do the trick.
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