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Securely Erasing Feature Phones


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#1 mainuser755

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

I would like to start a thread for discussing the secure erasure of feature phones.
 
While these phones do not hold as much information as smartphones, they do often contain text messages, photos, videos, and call logs. Some feature phones even contain emails, account passwords, and web browsing history. Removing this data before selling, giving away, or discarding the phone can be important.
 
Most, if not all, cell phones include some sort of "factory reset" or "restore phone" function that is supposed to remove all data from the phone and restore it to default settings. I will start off by reporting that, on my LG phone, this function does NOT reset the built-in mobile IM app or the voice "training" on the voice commands system.
 
 
My question is this: is there any established way to securely erase a feature phone?


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:05 PM

Hello,until another comes along that may know something better I found these items.

 

Disk Wipe... can also be used to securely wipe USB flash drives and SD cards.

 

Five apps to wipe data from your Android phone


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

Since feature phones generally use proprietary OS's I don't think there is a general procedure to wipe them of data. I'm sure that each manufacturer has a method to do so. I would do a search on the manufacturer website for accepted ways to remove your personal data from a feature phone.

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