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Need to permanently delete deleted text messages on a galaxy

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need to permanently delete deleted text messages on a galaxy s5 from sprint
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Android Devices
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.
As you probably already know, when you delete something from your phone, only the reference to that file is being deleted and the actual files can be still recovered using third party data recovery applications (files including the text messages)
The best option to make the deleted files/texts unrecoverable is, factory reset or completely erase the phone using a third party PC utility application like Android Data Eraser. Get it from here--> http://www.androiddataeraser.com/
You can also factory reset the phone two or three times after encrypting it to remove everything from the memory. Factory reset after encrypting will make the recovery application hard or impossible to recover them. Remember, factory reset without encrypting will not help. See here : http://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-best-way-to-completely-wipe-your-android-device/
There is also a android application that can be used to erase the deleted data (free space) from the phone. See here : https://www.protectstar.com/en/products/ishredder-android
(Erasing the free space will delete the deleted data)
I suggest you to do all these three steps and trust me, no application can recover anything from your S5.
If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don't hesitate to ask as I'm happy to continue to help you until you are 100% satisfied.