ShredIt – Android



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Wipe data on your Android phone, tablet, TV and protect your privacy with this easy to use app that will wipe Android data so it can’t be recovered. Easy to use, right out of the box. ShredIt also comes with options including optional government overwrite standards compliance (DoD, Do), a configurable overwrite pattern and will wipe the internal and external storage on your Android device.

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ShredIt Android Screenshot Settings
Easy to Set Up
Use the default settings or configures – it’s up to you
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ShredIt Android Screenshot ProgressEasy to Monitor
It provides accurate feedback throughout the job
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ShredIt Android Screenshot HelpEasy to Use
Simple instructions
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Tutorials

See for yourself how easy ShredIt-Android is to use

How To use ShredIt to wipe your Android phone, tablet or TV is easy!

You might be concerned about some apps and some data that you consider private, for your own reasons.
We’ll refer to this as your Private Apps and Private Data.

  • In order to wipe this Private stuff from your Android device you’ll need to
    • Delete it from the device and then
    • Shred what was deleted. (It’s like you took your Private Bank Statements out of your File Cabinet in your Home Office and then you Shred them.)
  • You have two ways you can do this. Look at them both and then choose the one that’s easiest for you.

Instructions: Option 1 – How to Permanently Delete Private Apps and Private Data, then Shred

Here’s what you do:

  1. On the device that you want to wipe, install and purchase a license for Shredit for Android from the Google Play Store.
  2. Make a note of the Google Account (gmail address) and the Google Account password on the device before continuing. Make sure you can log in to this account before continuing.

Android Help:
How do I find the Google Account on my Android Device?

What do I do if I’ve forgotten my Google Account password?

  1. Delete the Private Apps  from your Android device. If an app cannot be deleted, clear its data and its cache.

Android Help:
How do I delete apps from my Android Device?
How do I remove app data?

  1. Delete the Private Data  from your Android device. Review your data files (My Files > Internal Storage) and delete those you’re concerned about.

Android Help:
How do I find and delete files on Android?

  1. Launch Shredit for Android.
    • From the Settings screen, pick your overwrite options and run ShredIt – Android.
      • Govt Standard Shredding – DoD Sanitize or DoE
      • Number of Overwrites
      • Overwrite Pattern
      • Shred Location: Internal and | or External Storage
    • From the Shred screen, Click “Shred
      • You can watch the progress on the Shred screen.
    • ShredIt – Android does the rest for you. When the operation is complete, the private data on your Android device will be wiped so it can’t be recovered.
  1. If you’re disposing of the device, uninstall  Shredit for Android in the Google Play Store.

Android Help:
How do I delete apps from my Android Device?

  1. If you’re disposing of the device, delete the Google Account (gmail address) from the device.

Android Help:
How do I add a Google Account on my Android Device?

Now that you have have uninstalled Shredit for Android from your device, you can install it on a new device from the Play Store by adding that same Google Account to your new device.

 


Instructions: Option 2 – Factory Reset, then Shred

If you want to wipe everything, you can do a factory reset.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Make a note of the Google Account (gmail address) and the Google Account password for the device you want to wipe. Make sure you can log in to this account before continuing.

Android Help:
How do I find the Google Account on my Android Device?

What do I do if I’ve forgotten my Google Account password?

  1. Do a Factory Reset.(Check the User’s Manual for your device.)

Android Help:
How do I do a Factory Reset on my Android Device?

  1. Add your Google account back onto the Android Device.

Android Help:
How do I add a Google Account on my Android Device?

  1. On the device that you want to wipe, install and purchase a license for Shredit for Android from the Google Play Store.
  2. Launch Shredit for Android.
    • From the Settings screen, pick your overwrite options and run ShredIt – Android.
      • Govt Standard Shredding – DoD Sanitize or DoE
      • Number of Overwrites
      • Overwrite Pattern
      • Shred Location: Internal and | or External Storage
    • From the Shred screen, Click “Shred
      • You can watch the progress on the Shred screen.
    • ShredIt Android does the rest for you. When the operation is complete, the private data on your Android device will be wiped so it can’t be recovered.
  1. Uninstall Shredit for Android from the Google Play Store.

Android Help:
How do I delete apps from my Android Device?

  1. Delete the Google Account (gmail address) from the device.

Android Help:
How do I add a Google Account on my Android Device?

Now that you have have uninstalled Shredit for Android from your device, you can install it on a new device from the Play Store by adding that same Google Account to your new device.

 


Moving to a new device? Take ShredIt with you.

To Move ShredIt for Android to a new device:

  1. Take note of the Google Account and Google Account Password you used when you bought Shredit for Android.
  2. Delete ShredIt for Android from your old device.
  3. Add that same account to your new device.
  4. Then, install ShredIt  on your new device from the Play Store.

 


Features

  • Wipe your Android Phone, tablet, TV
  • Permanently deletes free space of internal and external storage (flash drive memory)
  • Proven Track Record – ShredIt software has been successfully wiping data for over 15 years.
  • Optional Standards Compliance – With US Department of Defense (DoD 5220), US Department of Energy (DoE) electronic shredding standards, Gutmann
  • Overwrite Options – A configurable overwrite pattern and number of overwrites.
  • ShredIt is cross-platform, making ShredIt an ideal choice for the multi-platform office. There’s a ShredIt version for
    • Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, Mac OS 8, Mac OS 7
    • Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 200x, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
    • iOS (iPhone | iPad | iPod)
    • Android (phones, tablets, Android TV)
  • Easy to use – Simple instructions will have you up and running in less than a minute. With an accurate time estimate and status display, you’ll know exactly what’s happening and how long it will take.

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Technical Specifications

System Requirements

Android 4.x or later

Compatibility

Works on any Android phone, table, TV

Specifications

Wipes free space of internal and external storage (flash drive memory)

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What Users Say

Exactly what I was looking for

[ShredIt iOS] I did not have a problem with speed. Having wiped many drives in the past, I knew what to expect. I have about 110GB free right now and I took a little over an hour to do a four pass “Mireth” wipe.

WVSkier

ShredIt for Android was my salvation

The tool (Shredit – Android) was my salvation. Das Tool war meine Rettung Bei meiner Hardware, ein 7″-Tablett just für die Navigation angeschafft, fiel einfach so das GPS Modul aus. Ende der Navigation. Die Lösung zum Reanimieren des GPS war wie folgt: – GPS aus und Wechsel in den Flugzeug-Modus – Herunterfahren – Entfernen der SIM-Karte, (SD-Card war auch schon weg, sollte nur ein letzter Test werden und dann ShredIT und DHL ….) – Booten, Normalmodus ohne WLAN und starten von GPS Status – Test & Fix – In dem GPS-Tool “Reset GPS” … nach einigen Minuten kamen dann die esten Satelliten *tra-raaa*

Joern E.
from Google Play Store

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Support

Where to get additional Help

Read the FAQ

Refer to the Tutorial

Watch the Video Tutorial

Contact Support

Notes

Using encryption enhances security, but may not be "good enough" as the BBC reports in this article about data retrieval, British spies 'moved after Snowden files read'

ShredIt is cross-platform, and is also available for most desktop computers from Mireth Technology Corp. There’s a ShredIt version for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, Mac OS 8, Mac OS 7, most versions of Windows

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