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[Q] How to completely erase data?

26th January 2014, 11:51 PM   |  #1  
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I've searched but found no answer. My problem is that I can't completely erase data. Yes I've wiped in cwm installed different ROMs cleared everything restored from RUU but using the app Diskdigger I can always find files & everything that I've already deleted. I have tried force running the TRIM action which was successful but I'm always able to recover deleted files. Either I'm doing something wrong or that's a freakishly advanced app
27th January 2014, 03:53 AM   |  #2  
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Could be something wrong with your recovery
Being you mentioned an RUU I assume you have an HTC phone, this means your bootloader supports fastboot and so long as you are s-off you can run this command in fastboot to completely erase data partition
fastboot erase userdata
If your device emulates an SD card (as opposed to a removable SD) this is stored on data partition so be advised it will wipe that too

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