I may be wrong but thought to have read somewhere that there was a possibility to set an alternative hidden PIN code that, when typed in place of the normal one, performs a general factory reset of the phone. Does anybody know about that security feature, if exists ?
There’s Auto factory reset under Settings → Security → Advanced:
Other than that I only remember that feature from some custom ROM I had years ago (not sure which one it was)
Oh and welcome to the community
Thanks for quick answering
I already knew about this feature but it’s unfortunately not exactly the one I’m looking for.
What I’d like to find as a optional feature is an alternative code to give to someone (robber or policeman) that may force me to get the true one, resulting in a complete factory reset instead of unlocking the phone.
If you haven’t found a solution already, I just noticed there’s Duress available on F-Droid now.
Combined with Wasted, this should give you the functionality you wanted
On my FP3 [F-Droid] there is no [Duress] available.
However there is F-Droid > Settings > Panic button settings
Then you need to activate another package/repo or just download online and install it from apk
Have you updated the repo index recently? I can find both apps in the standard f-droid repo on my FP4. But the release date is yesterday, so it’s pretty fresh.
I’ve just checked and I only have one of four repos enabled, the default F-Droid.
I’ll enable the others.
Thanks @yvmuell too.
Added repos and now have the app.
Nice of you, I’ll go further with those two mixed solutions, and keep an eye too on the Guardian Project I didn’t know more.
I just find where I’ve read about this feature, it was in a 2021 roadmap of the e.foundation OS where it’s called nuke PIN.
Unfortunately, it seems to be not yet implemented, as far as I know.
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