Retrieving data from a Nokia E71 after a hard reset

I want to sell a couple of Nokia E71's through Mazuma mobile. I have done a hard reset using the *#7370# code and all my data seems to have gone. I have also removed the memory cards from both phones.

Just wondered if anyone can let me know whether it is still possible to retrieve data from a phone after a hard reset. According to the Mazuma webiste these phones will be re-sold in "emerging markets" such as India, Africa etc. Bearing in mind these areas are the source of most of the phishing and scam emails i receive i am concerned about anybody being able to retreive any personal data from my old phone.
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Marc SmetsSystem AdministratorCommented:
A hard reset will wipe all personal information and restore it back to factory defaults
metamaticAuthor Commented:
That is what it appears to have been done, in much the same way as you can do with a PC by using a manufacturers re-installation disk.

However with a PC i could quite easily obtain some recovery software and get back some of the files that were on there. Just wondered if there are similar options with mobiles.
Marc SmetsSystem AdministratorCommented:
I work alot with Nokia (E61-E61i-E71-E72) for my company
After a hard reset we could not retrieve any information from the phone. (we tried :-))

Always hard to tell the user that your backup has failed and he lost everything :-)

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