Secure Erase Tab GT-P1000

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  1. tabman5050

    tabman5050 Member

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    Hi There

    I bought a Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 2 weeks ago. Overall, a great device, however mine appears to suffer from some serious battery problems - the battery meter regularly drops from 50% to 3% in one minute. After doing some research, this would appear to be a relatively common problem, so I've decided I need to return the device to the store that I purchased it in.

    My question is how do I securely delete my personal data from the device? Does the 'factory restore' feature securely delete data, or simply hide it? I'd hate to think I return the device to the store, and they then resell it as 'refurbished' to some creep then pulls all my banking passwords off it, using a piece of software.

    Thanks
    TabMan5050
     
  2. jimbo7630

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    Factory Restore SHOULD delete everything but as with a PC HDD deleting doesn't mean permanent erasure, tools exist to recover deleted data (but I have no idea if this can be done on tablets)
     
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    Hi Jimbo

    Thanks for the quick reply. I was recently a victim of online fraud, so am very wary of returning the item, if a piece of software can retrieve all my details in seconds!

    Cheers
    TabMan5050
     
  4. jimbo7630

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    I find Battery meters to be totally inaccurate, maybe you should do a test, leaving the Tab running 'til the Battery dies -that would be infinitely more indicative of how long it lasts!.
     
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    Hi Jimbo

    I'm afraid I've got quite a well documented issue - the battery can be at 50% one minute, 3% the next. Turn it back on, and then it's at 30%. I'm afraid to say that the machine is knackered - paid quite a lot of money for it too!

    I've drained it down to zero, but I had to sit turning the thing on and off for hours - I really deserve a replacement!

    TabMan5050
     
  6. jimbo7630

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    Yep, I think the Battery is knackered, remains to be seen if they can replace it without it disappearing from your sight!
     

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