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How to secure your Android device, if the screen does not work.

We recently had a Nexus 7 tablet get dropped in the lab, and needed to destroy any data we had on it before sending it off for repair or disposal.

If you don't already have it, you would need to install the Android SDK first. You should follow the instructions on the site to get it running.

1) Connect your tablet to your computer with a USB cable.
2) Make sure only the device you want to wipe is connected (just a safety precaution)
3) Run "adb devices" to check that it's there.
4) Run "adb reboot bootloader". If that doesn't work, you need to manually boot into fastboot:
    a) Turn off the device (may require holding power and volume keys).
    b) press and hold the volume up + volume down keys, while powering up the device.
    c) release all keys when you see the android logo.
    d) you should be in fastboot mode.
5) Run "fastboot -w" which will erase and format the partitions with user data on them.
    a) You could also run "fastboot erase userdata" followed by "fastboot erase cache" and them format the partitoins, but the -w option does the same job.
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Canadian, Please!
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