r/technology – The Anti-Cop App That Wipes Your Phone


The “app” cannot work. There are 2 possible ways data can be deleted to the point that it cannot be recovered; One can be done with software, and the other needs you to damage the physical hardware beyond the point of repairability.

The software solution requires you to override basically every single bit. That includes both the OS, and Kernel. Meaning that at that point, the police could use the phone could be used either as an expensive brick, or as a part donor (the os can be reainstalled, but then is basically a new phone).

Btw the police cannot (can, but isnt allowed) acces your phone, pc, etc. (If its password protected) without a warrant, or your permission.


The “app” cannot work. There are 2 possible ways data can be deleted to the point that it cannot be recovered; One can be done with software, and the other needs you to damage the physical hardware beyond the point of repairability.

The software solution requires you to override basically every single bit. That includes both the OS, and Kernel. Meaning that at that point, the police could use the phone could be used either as an expensive brick, or as a part donor (the os can be reainstalled, but then is basically a new phone).

Btw the police cannot (can, but isnt allowed) acces your phone, pc, etc. (If its password protected) without a warrant, or your permission.

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