I deleted some files from my phone (android 5). Can a hacker recover my files?

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In a word, yes.

Thought it wouldn't take a "hacker" ... just anyone with knowledge of how to recover deleted files from a file system. Most apple geniuses or Best Buy Geek Squad members could do this in there free time if they wanted to.

  • If you encrypted your phone's hard drive it will be much harder.
  • If your files are on a non-encrypted SD card ... it will be trivially easy.
  • If you mean a rogue app doing this remotely ... it depends on if it has root or an exploit that can give it root

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