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    Default If I sell a water damaged Note 3, will the person be able to fix and get into all my data?

    I sold a water damaged Note 3 where the screen remained black. The phone turned on, but the LCD screen was obviously damaged and just stayed black. Obviously, the buyer will restore the phone... I had a Patterned unlock screen (have to draw the pattern in order to unlock).

    Will he be able to get into all my data if he fixes the phone? Or is he going to have to hard reset it anyway to get it to work? (assuming he doesn't guess my pattern unlock security)
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    Default Re: If I sell a water damaged Note 3, will the person be able to fix and get into all my data?

    It is possible.
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    Default Re: If I sell a water damaged Note 3, will the person be able to fix and get into all my data?

    Your screwed!

    J/k!

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    Default Re: If I sell a water damaged Note 3, will the person be able to fix and get into all my data?

    For the most part, he will have to reset the phone if it had a pattern lock on it. If he is a hacker, then you're screwed
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    I hope you get a definitive answer from a real techie/repairer cause it's interesting.
    I guess you tried to message the buyer through eBay and ask them to promise, like pretty please.
    As said, a reset maybe the first thing they have to do anyway. This would be of interest across AC forums, though it must have come up before.

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    Default Re: If I sell a water damaged Note 3, will the person be able to fix and get into all my data?

    As others have said, if they really want it, your information is theirs.

    Madd54 - If you don't have access to your screen, you can still push AndroidLost to your phone and wipe it remotely. Edit - so long as it has power. You can also use a really really big magnet.
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    Default Re: If I sell a water damaged Note 3, will the person be able to fix and get into all my data?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMacs View Post
    As others have said, if they really want it, your information is theirs.

    Madd54 - If you don't have access to your screen, you can still push AndroidLost to your phone and wipe it remotely. Edit - so long as it has power. You can also use a really really big magnet.
    Of course. Yes. Dingbat in London hitting own head with wooden mallet now.
    Except you would still need your own sim card to be installed I think, so it won't be of use to the OP.
    Anyway I have Device Manager set up now, rather than rely on Lookout, Samsung Dive which is probably defunct, and maybe 1 or 2 other apps I have that did similar.
    Device Manager with Google account log-in is the easiest.
    *Oh and a strong magnet huh.

    (I had shortened my post, so no one will know what you were on about. Sorry. )


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