New Cydia Store App Just Released

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  1. Pwndtouch

    Pwndtouch New Member

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    A new app called iWipe was recently added to the Cydia Store. I havnt tried it yet but I thought I would let you all know.
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    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    And it does?
  3. Pwndtouch

    Pwndtouch New Member

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    Don't know I havnt downloaded it LOL
  4. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    It's by Jonathan Zdziarski, the developer of NES.
    It erases all files on your device that are not fully deleted. You know when you delete a file and it goes away, but the device is actually just saying it's deleted... you get the idea.

    http://www.zdziarski.com/projects/ierase/

    It says iErase, but it's the same thing.
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    manutdfan539 New Member

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    Would this delete music/apps aswell?
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    Settings>general>reset>erase all content and settings. Does the same thing. It completely wipes the phone/ipod so nothing can be recovered at all. Takes about two hours. Really I have done it.

    This app does the same thing, but, you can do it for individual files/pictures instead of the entire phone.
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    Wrong and wrong.
    And no, Erase all Content and Settings does not take two hours.
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    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Wrong. It removes free space and "already deleted files" by creating a giant folder.
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    When you delete a file, it's not really erased but marked by the filesystem to be overwritten. That means that someone could recover the file if that space in the partition table hasn't been written over by other data.

    iWipe writes a bunch of zeroes over the "deleted" data, overwriting it and permanently removing it.
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    i dont see how this is really neccessary

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