Protect yourself with SaniDroid. Wipe free space or delete with wiping selected files, protect your privacy and help thwart identity thieves!
SaniDroid is the correct ‘sanitize your device’ app.
What SaniDroid does: Gives you peace of mind by sanitizing and wiping clean 'free' memory of all data 'ghosts' in system memory and the Internal SD Card or selectively delete with wiping individual files - helping to thwart identity theft and protect your privacy.
What SaniDroid doesn't do: Wipe the external SD Card (coming soon, will require root).
Factory Resets or manual deletions of files, contacts, history, etc. do not completely wipe/sanitize your personal data off of your device. Merely the pointer that the operating system (OS) uses is deleted, releasing that memory space for later use. This renders the 'deleted ' data invisible to you and the OS but is still easily retrievable.
SaniDroid conforms to National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) directives for sanitizing memory. If the U.S. government conforms with and benefits from the same directives to sanitize classified information stored in memory you can too! Sanidroid performs an overwrite operation on files and 'slack space' or free space in memory and the internal SD Card..
Link to Defense Security Service http://www.dss.mil/isp/odaa/nispom06.html
If reselling your phone:
1. Factory reset
a. If your device no longer has a service connection (4G/3G) then connect via wifi for license check of Sanidroid
2. Download SaniDroid
3. Run SaniDroid
That’s it, you can safely resell your device!
Please understand that this app, and any memory clearing effort for that matter, is not fast. Any method used that performs a true memory wipe/sanitization effort cannot, by it's very nature, be performed quickly. Please be patient and keep the device plugged into a wall outlet, not your computer as your computer will want to mount the memory that the app needs to access. 2-3 minutes per gigabyte is not unusual. Newer devices will be faster and older phones with more than a GB of memory will be slower. Thank you for looking and if downloaded, please rate so I can address any issues that might crop up.
1.2 added language support
1.3 removed internet permission
1.4 Allow installation to SD Card
1.4 Added delete with wiping individual files
1.5 Bug Fix
1.6 Support for Froyo