Nuke My Tablet protects your privacy by secure deleting your personal data, such a photos and videos, and returning your phone to factory settings. Now you can safely repurpose old devices or upgrade your current one without worrying about unauthorized data recovery. Nuke My Tablet delivers the peace of mind that comes only from knowing your personal data cannot be compromised.
ABOUT THE APP
Following National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, Nuke My Tablet sanitizes your internal SD card, where Android tablets typically save pictures, downloads, documents, and other such personal data. Then, we eliminate the guesswork by prompting you to initiate the factory reset. All it takes is five easy steps:
1. Download Nuke My Tablet.
2. Start nuking.
4. Begin prompted factory reset.
5. Remove external SD card, if your device has one, before recycling or trade-in.
Once you’ve completed the nuking process, your data is virtually unrecoverable.
Nuke My Tablet doesn’t eradicate data from your external SD card, but that’s okay because reusing your SD card in your new device will save you money! If your device has an external SD card, make sure to remove it before recycling or trade-in.
Note: Because some devices, specifically old ones, can take up to several hours for the nuking process, we recommend plugging in your tablet before you start.
Q. Why should I nuke my tablet?
A. If you’re planning to upgrade or have ever upgraded your tablet, likely you’ve an old, unwanted device collecting dust at home. The traditional delete functionality in Android is vulnerable to recovery, so before tossing that device, you must nuke it to ensure your personal data is not compromised.
Q. Does Nuke My Tablet provide a secure wipe of my data?
A. Yes, Nuke My Tablet completes a secure wipe of your internal SD card to ensure your device has been properly sanitized, leaving your data secure.
Q. What should I do with my old tablet?
A. Rather than letting it contribute to the clutter in your home, you can either recycle or trade in your device. Many recycling programs dispose of or refurbish old devices. You can check your carrier’s trade-in policy, too, because some carriers will give you cash for your tablet.
Q. Where can I recycle my old tablet?
A. Many organizations recycle unwanted mobiles, and most electronics dealers, such as Best Buy or Staples, participate in an electronic recycling program. Try searching by electronic device type on the EPA’s Websitehttp://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm.
Q. Where can I trade in or sell my old tablet?
A. Trading in or selling your tablet can earn you either a bit of extra cash or credit toward a new device. We recommend asking your carrier whether it has a trade-in policy or contacting Amazon, Gazell, or Sell Cell about receiving cash for your old tablet.
Q. Does Nuke My Tablet offer remote wipe?
A. At this time, Nuke My Tablet does not offer remote wipe. However, we’re considering this option for a future release.
Some Android tablets have both internal and external SD card storage capabilities, but apps have limited access to external SD cards. Nuke My Tablet secure deletes only your internal SD card, so make sure you remove your external SD card after performing the factory reset.
The Android market is highly fragmented; as a result, we test on a wide sampling of devices to ensure our apps are optimized for your needs. If you think of a way we could improve the user experience, please email us at [email protected]
If you want more information about NIST guidelines for secure delete, visit http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-88/NISTSP800-88_with-errata.pdf.