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As John states in his answer, a factory-reset is sufficient in most cases. I doubt a service technician would take the effort required to restore the data from your storage – though it's definitely possible. What John had in mind, however, is true: If flash storage is really wiped, all data is gone from it. It would take a highly specialized forensics ...


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There's no OS-wide "Trash" or "Recycle bin" like other shells have. However, the Android design guidelines recommend app authors to put something like that in each app as appropriate, to allow undoing deletes. Thus, in one app, a delete button might delete the content immediately, while another might mark the content as deleted but wait for some time before ...


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Assuming you have Windows Media Player, you should be able to do this pretty easily. In Windows Media Player, click on the "Playlists" selection. Then select "Create Auto Playlist". Click on "Click here to add criteria" under any of the music libraries you see there. A list with a scroll bar will appear. At the bottom of the scroll selection, there should ...


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yes. going into recovery, (normally by booting your phone while holding volume up and power button) should do the trick. while in recovery, you should see something like factory reset. use your volume rockers to go down the menu until that option is highlighted, then press the power button to select it. hope this helps --Daniel


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Unlike standard hard drives, once flash storage is erased, it is gone. All Android devices (at least to my knowledge) should have flash storage. If you delete something, it would be next to impossible to recover it. A factory reset will erase all of your user data unless the device is rooted and you stored it somewhere else. If the device is running stock ...


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For a real safe delete of all data on the device, a simple factory-reset won't do: data might still be recoverable if one takes the efforts required for such a data-recovery. So I'd recommend taking a look at e.g. Nuke My Phone: Following National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, Nuke My Phone sanitizes your internal SD card, ...


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There is a way to delete all SMS and MMS (and call logs) all at once. In Android, SMS are normally received and stored by the package com.android.providers.telephony. That package’s common name is “Phone/Messaging Storage” in Android 4.2.2 and “Dialer Storage” in Android 2.3.7. If you clear all data of that app, all it’s databases are cleared and SMS/MMS ...



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