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Good free app to secure wipe data ?

Hello, I want to sell my old phone Sumsang (run Android 4.2)
I want to secure wipe all my data, which is the good free app please !
 

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#1 Hpbaxxter888, Dec 5, 2017 at 4:08 PM
encrypt the storage.. and then factory reset.

Factory resetting deletes the encryption keys... so all you could possible recoverer is encrypted data with no way of decrypting it.
 
#2 psionandy, Dec 5, 2017 at 4:11 PM
Encrypt the phone with an app or without app ( Setting) is better ?
 
#3 Hpbaxxter888, Dec 5, 2017 at 5:31 PM
Define 'better'?

Its certainly effective... the important thing is to factory reset it afterwards... as that destroys the encryption keys so even if files or sectors were recovered from the device, you wouldn't be able to read any of them.
 
#4 psionandy, Dec 5, 2017 at 5:34 PM
thanks
 
#5 Hpbaxxter888, Dec 5, 2017 at 5:52 PM
There are many application to secure wipe data such as CBL Data Shredder, HDShredder Free Edition, Darik's Boot and Nuke, Eraser, KillDisk, and so on. We download the application to protect hard disk , operating system , files etc.
Some of it not support every operating system, so we download according to version of my operating system.
 
#6 shivkumar3, Dec 6, 2017 at 8:54 AM