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What really happens during a factory reset? Does it securely erase all data?

When you "factory reset" an android phone, are you formatting the phone storage by securely erasing all data and writing over them with zeroes, or are you simply deleting the files by hiding them from ...
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Unable to delete a file in /data/data with root permissions

I own a Moto G which is in 5.0.2 with KK bootloader. An app created a folder in /data/data which sustains in the memory even after uninstallation of the app. I couldn't remove the folder in any way. ...
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is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they see it?retrieve picture

i wanted to recall a photo I sent to someone on accident. They are out of town so i know they haven't seen it yet. is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they see it?
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How do I remove a word in predictive text?

I have a Nexus One. How do I remove incorrect words from the built-in (NOT personal) dictionary? Nothing I've read on the internet tells me how to do this. Thanks.
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Recover viber deleted data

Hello I wanted to delete on my phone all of my viber chats in quick way so I deleted all data but Without knowing it rested the app and now the number I had on my viber I have no longer access on it ...
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Delete a path too long

An unstable version of Android 5.1.1 caused a bootloop on my phone. I fixed things, but after the incident the 0 directory located inside /storage/emulated/0 dived DEEPLY DOWN. Now I can't delete ...
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Can the disk digger app restore a file even after factory reset

I recently read about how disk digger app works for android, I wanted to know if the app could search the memory and find the deleted files even after doing factory reset?
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Any way to mass delete duplicate texts?

I recently got a new phone and I restored my texts from my old device. However, something happened with the backup and now I have doubles or even triples of most of my messages. I have over 10000 ...
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Google contacts [duplicate]

I'm using an android phone (Samsung core prime) and all of my contacts numbers saved in 'google contacts'. There are no contacts in my 'phone storage' or 'sim card'. Now, my question is, if I reset my ...
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How to mass-delete messages matching a pattern?

I want to delete all SMS matching a specific pattern: e.g. "from my banking service + text contains phrase specific to one time code delivery + older than one day". Is there any standard way for ...
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Why Do I Have .APK Files in Every App Folder?

I have noticed .APK files in /Apps/[app name]/ directories and while I thought it supposed to be in /System/Apps/[app name]/ directory would it cause errors if I delete .APK files? I am also ...
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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Will deleting my whatsapp account delete my messages from my contacts phone?

I wanted to know if my messages will still be visible to the people I sent them to in the past when I delete my whatsapp account. I basically want my whatsapp messages to be deleted from their phone.
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Delete contact list on samsung nexus cellphone

I want to delete my entire contact list from my samsung nexus, is there an easy way to accomplish this?
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Droid Explorer wont change anything (Delete, Paste, Uninstall)

I want change files in root but I can't. It can't delete any system file (No change). It can't add any file in system/app or anywhere in root! It can't uninstall any system app from system/app. (Droid ...
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Whatsapp delivered message a deleted message

I deleted a Whatsapp message that I sent while my phone was offline and the clock sign was there , I did not see the single tick sign (meaning that the message supposedly did not leave my phone). ...
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Touchwiz deleted Galaxy S Duos. Phone doesnt work beyond language setting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos with Root access. Recently I removed Touchwiz through Root Uninstaller. After uninstalling, the phone screen went blank. The only thing visible was the notification bar ...
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How can I delete ALL alarms in the stock Clock app?

How can I delete ALL alarms in the stock Clock app? I see that you can delete them one-by-one, but I have 50+ (created regularly with voice commands), and I'd like to get rid of them in one action.
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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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Deleted contact still appears in people list HTC M9

I have deleted a persons contact details and their number has disappeared from whatsapp and my phone list. However when ever I go onto the people tab, their name and full details still appear. I hold ...
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I Deleted files on internal storage but free space remains the same

I noticed I had 623MB free in my internal storage so I connected my Android to my Laptop and navigated to the Thumbnails folder which had lot of files and was big in size. I selected all files and ...
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How can I delete AVG Antivirus on my Xperia Z1?

I have installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition, but when I go to setting to delete it I can't do it, neither the data, only I can delete the cache. If I go to google play and to AVG Free edition there ...
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Is there a native way to find all the installed apps that have access to a phone feature?

Is there a native way to filter installed apps by permission (features they have access to)? For example, filter all the apps that have access to the camera. Looking to delete all the apps that have ...
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How can I secure-wipe free space?

Any way that I can securely wipe free internal storage on Android? I am not talking about secure deleting, but just wiping whatever is possible to recover.
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Unable to delete old calendars from Microsoft Outlook Android App

Software: Microsoft Outlook App on Android Microsoft Outlook for Windows, version 2007 I currently have a work account which I have synced with my Android, and for some reason, all of the ...
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How to delete “phantom” file on Sony Google TV?

I was attempting to copy a large movie file from my NAS to my Sony Google TV, and apparently something happened during the transfer. It appeared to complete successfully, but the file is basically a "...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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SMS messages won't delete no matter what

I have a phone which has thousands of SMS. Now it's very difficult to delete them all and the SMS app always hangs. I have tried the following to no avail: Select All SMS > Delete Downloaded SMS ...
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How do I delete an email in Gmail from the notification screen?

The latest Gmail app update (26 MAR 2013) introduced a feature for devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and higher wherein a user could directly archive / reply to an email from within the ...
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How can I disable or delete a 4 digit VPN password I accidentally set in my ZTE SPEEDS N9130 phones settings after tapping on VPN?

I did this 2 days ago not realizing what I was doing. It has caused a "numeric keypad like" to be present on my phones screen everytime I go to do anything at all with the phone. It won't allow me to ...
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How to delete synchronized pictures?

I've chosen allow Google to synchronize information from my email to my phone, but the result is not as interesting as it sounds! I see some pictures in the Gallery that I wouldn't have in my phone, ...
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Wipe /data/ but not /data/media/ through ADB shell or fastboot

I know I can use fastboot -w or fastboot erase userdata, but these erase /data/media/, the internal storage which is located at /data/media/0/..., which I don't want. Is there a way that doesn't ...
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Delete dumpstate/logcat without dialer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5110 wihtout SIM nor dialer app. It's gone out of memory so I'm trying to delete the log files which I suspect can be occupying about 1 GB. The issue is that I ...
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What will happen if I “Clear data” for the “Settings” app? (com.android.settings)

I'm on a stable (Installer) build of Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus, and for a while I've not been able to access 'Settings' at all - tapping on it to try to open it, gives me a "Unfortunately, ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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What if I erase an undelivered message

My questions are concerning Whatsapp. If I send a message, there are three indicators - one tick,two ticks and two blue ticks. If I delete it when it's still being sent (one tick),will the second ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (root) cannot remove APK file [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy S4 have been inject some virus in /system/app. Now I root my phone and run rm command by root user, but still can not remove the APK file. The system show: rm failed for /system/app/...
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Getting rid of upgrade message

I have an HTC One m7 and had the Google Plus+ Edition 5.0.1 & 5.1 ROM flashed, but recently I flashed the SlimKat version of SlimROMS but I still get a message to upgrade to Android 5.1 but it ...
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how to really permanently delete everything on samsung s4 active?

I will give my phone to technical service due to a problem on battery. I am a little paranoid about technical service employee and don't trust them in terms of personal privacy. I read that factory ...
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Editing / deleting “Only this event” in Android offline calendars

On some Android KitKat devices, calendar apps provide three options when editing or deleting a recurring calendar event in an offline calendar: Only this event This and future events All events in ...
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How to clear an Android device without losing root?

I am considering selling an Android (KitKat) phone that is rooted. Normally, when selling a phone, I would recommend performing a factory reset. Do root privileges typically survive a factory reset? ...
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Old contacts show on my partner's phone despite erasing it on mine

My partner tells me that number and names of contact I have deleted keep appearing as soon as I log on. I do NOT have these numbers and names in my contacts. How it is so? How can I fix that? Do I ...
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If I delete all photos on my phone, will contacts pictures also be deleted?

If I delete all photos on my phone, will contacts pictures also be deleted? I have pictures that I use for some of my contacts. The picture is what shows up when they call or if I text them (the ...
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Delete a homescreen on Motorola Moto G

I wondered how I could remove an empty homescreen on a Motorola Moto G with Android 4.4 (Kitkat).. I tried to de-zoom, like I used to do with my older android phone (galaxy S3), but it doesn't work. ;(...
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I have to delete my deleted call logs permanently

I tried many apps like complete wipe,but I am unable to delete my deleted call logs permanently,whenever I start recovery program they show my deleted call logs can u please suggest how to permanently ...
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Is multi encryption a good way to wipe all traces of personal data before selling the phone?

I am going to sell my phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 from Germany running Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop". What I have done so far is to encrypt, reset, run camera until memory was full to override ...
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How to get a confirmation when deleting images?

I just bought the LG G4 (Android Lollipop) and I'm pretty concerned that there's no confirmation "dialog" or something when we delete images in the Gallery. Something like "Are you sure?". Because ...
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Recycle Bin for Lollipop?

I have an Samsung S5 running Lollipop v5. Does Lollipop have a concept of a "Recycling Bin" where deleted files go? Or is a file/picture really deleted when I delete it?
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How to permanently delete stored images in /data

I have a rooted HTC Desire HD with a Custom Rom. Now, I want to permanently delete the stored images on my internal memory (/data). Everytime I run the app Disk Digger, my old crappy photos seems to ...
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