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post #11 of 20
What information exactly are we talking about here when police "search" your phone? Can't they just get all your phone records from the carrier anyways? I mean custom Linux or not if you were afraid the police were about to search your phone and find something on it you could just smash it on the ground before they cuff you... but they'll still probably get whatever information they need from either the carrier or if it's something real serious data forensics.
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post #12 of 20
if you're on android, just write a script to format /data
 
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post #13 of 20
I assumed the OP meant preventing the discovery of incriminating evidence during a routine stop via searching his cellphone. Since some cops in some state are being allowed to do that now. (texting drug deals, bad pics, etc)


I mean, you aren't going to stop them on a full scale investigation or something. It will be cracked, period. But a casual stop? Ya you could probably pull that off.
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post #14 of 20
Why would you be running it in the first place
post #15 of 20
If you want a platform for that, best one available is the HTC HD2. It actually runs Linux, as in Linux Linux.
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post #16 of 20
He is in Ohio. The cops wont search nothing unless he gives them a reason to.

1. Stupid idea, drop it.
2. Learn to spell and speak in english, half of what youre saying sounds like a 4 year old trying to sound older/smarter.

Contrary to how that sounds, its not meant as an insult.
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post #17 of 20
This plan does a few things. It assumes you're going to get arrested for a crime that warrants searching your phone and it assumes you'll have information on your phone you dont want the police to see. IF this does what you hope, it'll give you one SMALL smile when they search it, but it wont matter because you're being investigated by the police for a crime. On the flip side, what happens if you're a victim of a crime, and they recover your cell phone to find out where you were, or what happened to you?

These are just some examples I thought of, but honestly I cant see a reason you'd want to do this.
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post #18 of 20
I don't particularly like the OP's attitude toward the question. Screwing with police for fun is a mistake. That said, the rest of you are also making a mistake: The police are NOT always the good guys. Especially in places like, oh, various Middle East countries where the people are desperately trying to overthrow mad dictators, and various other totalitarian wannabe states like the United States.
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post #19 of 20
I really must say I like this idea. If you take into account that this is your personal device in which you personally use, then you also have to take into account that maybe you DON'T want the police in your love life. It raises the question of privacy, and also the Innocent until proven Guilty. If I'm guilty, then fine, take my phone, take my data, take the information it has. If I'm not guilty, **** please.
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post #20 of 20
They would probably do nothing.
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