Shreddit - Data Eraser

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4.2
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About this app

SHREDDIT is android data eraser which securely deletes files leaving them irrecoverable. This tool erases your data completely and protects falling into malicious hands. It deploys quick shredding algorithm which shreds huge data volumes PERMANENTLY in matter of seconds. The technique especially designed to work for devices internal and external storage with optimized window (buffer) sizes to shred data with efficiency and reliably. The software uses chip smartly for data shredding yielding greater time efficiency while erasing. This software has no background service and hence no overhead and perfectly safe to keep in your tool-set.


Caution: Data erased using the shredder CANNOT be recovered by any means.


Data Shredding Standards
Shreddit implements the standards of data sanitization techniques which have been developed after decades of research. Below is the list of key data shredding standards used by the tool (we do not claim to have invented these standards; we just have implemented them in our data shredding tool for you).

- British HMG IS5 (3 pass)
- US DoD 5220.22 (3 pass)
- German VSITR (7 pass)
- Russian GOST P50739 (2 pass)
- NIST 800-88 (2 pass)
- Zero Filler
- One Filler (Secure Erase)
- Random Filler (Pseudo Random Numbers)

File Explorer Integration
Though this tool has its own light weight file explorer for providing easy access to your gallery and personal data, it also provides strong integration with your device's built in file manager (OR any third party file manager). Like for instance on ES File Explorer select one or multiple files and go to Share > Shreddit, the app will take all those files as input and shreds them.

Media Files Preview (Gallery Integration)
The app provides preview of media files to give you better insight about content you want to secure erase. You can use the app with your favorite photo manager, like with Google Photo. Just select one or multiple images/videos and send to the shredder to erase them permanently.

Known Limitations
It shreds the media file (video or image) from the gallery completely, you might see the image thumbnail in your gallery. Don’t worry all the content of the specified media file has gone, just re-scan your media to sync thumbnails with media content.

To erase external sdcard on device having KitKat (Android 4.4) or later version super user rights are required i.e. your device should be rooted.
Updated on
Jan 14, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.2
7.41K reviews
A Google user
February 3, 2019
photos can still be recovered. I've used this many times and it gave me peace of mind, but I recently decided to test it by downloading an app to recover files. it found files I've "deleted" with multiple passes, on different types and recovered them with ease. I've deleted multiple times and can still recover. I like the thought behind it, but it they are easily recoverable and not gone "permanently".
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Daniel Choi
March 30, 2021
EDIT: After updating the app, it works just as well as before. Thank you developers! I'm know how difficult it is to keep updating your app to match all the OEM software updates, so good job! One suggestion would be to have the option of seeing all pics and videos in one area, no matter where they are located on your phone, instead of having to go into every subdirectory manually. Another would be to delete duplicate pics and vids so that only one instance remains.
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PalmTronix
March 23, 2021
Hi Daniel, can you please try reinstalling the app. The new version 3.7.00593 launched. Please contact us at support@palmtronix.com if the issue persists. There is another source of crash appearing due to problem in Android System WebView, google is working to fix that. You have to update your WebView to avoid startup crash.
A Google user
March 12, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android version 9 (Pie). When running "wipe empty space" (either running in background or not) it locks up my phone and the screen goes black and is unresponsive for a long time. I tried with a few different algorithms, same thing. Yesterday I tried it one last time and it crashed my Android OS and caused the phone to reboot. I'm not sure if your app ever finishes the erase or not but now I'm afraid to run it at all. It worked great on my Galaxy S7. Any ideas?
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PalmTronix
March 20, 2019
Different Android vendors customize Android OS for their own devices, this could be the problem with your vendor specific Android. But anyways thank you for pointing out. We will have a look, BTW the shredder automatically releases buffer acquired for empty space wipe on device reboot, so you are covered there.

What's new

Version 4.7
+ Upgrade to Android 13 (new security updates)
+ Full support added for SD Card and OTG
+ Empty space shredding on internal and external storage
+ Execute multiple shredding jobs on more than one storages simultaneously
+ Dual themes Light and Night mode
+ Improved file manager user interface
+ New shredding standard implemented (Bruce Shcneier - 7 pass)
+ Get maximum out of shredder with detailed PDF user guide (English version only)

*** Much more to come in upcoming releases ***