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Factory Reset S10 with no passcode set up. Is my data securely deleted

(Topic created: 05-05-2022 09:41 AM)
userHjNGrxthlk
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Android 12

I setup my S10 with android 12 and restored my backup I made on my pc with smart switch. I didn't bother to add my passcode or finger prints because I was having some issues, and I thought I might have to factory reset my phone to see if that would fix it. I know modern versions of android automatically encrypt your data, but does it do that if you have no passcode to encrypt it with? Does it just use a code stored in the TPM chip? I want to know if my data is securely erased after the reset or if it could still be recovered. I should have just added a code before I reset it, but I wasn't thinking about it at the moment. There's no way to encrypt the whole phone (including empty space) in android 12 it just encrypts your data. I looked at apps that said they could securely wipe free space, but I saw alot of complaints about data still being left behind. 

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DWIGHTMONEY
Astronaut
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Android 12
If you have done the hard reset. Yes. If you have wiped the phone clean
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DWIGHTMONEY
Astronaut
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Android 12
Correct and they need the user ID and email and password to clear before reset
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