Redkey Data Wipe Software

V5.11 Aug 24th, 2023 (Live)


Enhancements have been made to the Android device detection process in the Ultimate edition, following a minor inconsistency observed after a recent update. The necessary adjustments have been applied to ensure optimal performance.

V5.10 Aug 10th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Remote Shutdown Enhancement:
Introducing the ability to shut down a computer remotely after data wiping from the primary system.
Discover a dedicated switch for this feature within the 'wipe in progress' screen during remote mode.
Set your default configurations as desired.
Following a remote shutdown post-wipe, the system will transition from the remote main menu to the remote selection menu.

Hex Viewer Updates:
Enhanced navigation - Jump to the first, last, previous, next, or a random page effortlessly.
Scrolling within the data area is now enabled with a simple mouse hover.
These features are available across both GUI and TUI modes.
Keyboard shortcuts are integrated, but we suggest using them primarily in TUI mode to avoid interference with GUI dropdown selections.

Screenshot Function Improvements:
Capturing pop-up messages is now possible for both GUI & TUI interfaces.
New addition - A dedicated screenshot button specifically for pop-up windows.
We're eager to hear your thoughts on its visibility for the TUI mode.

Online/Offline Toggle in Main Settings:
New toggle switch added to the main settings reflecting internet connection status. It starts in the 'off' state.
Upon booting, the system will always disconnect from all network connections.
Should the system need an internet connection (e.g., during Apple device restoration) and it isn't enabled, an instructive wizard will guide the connection process.
Please note - Internet and remote wipe modes can't run simultaneously due to distinct network settings. Activating an internet connection will terminate any ongoing remote tasks, possibly necessitating a reboot.

V5.03 Jul 4th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Upgraded RAID Controller & Logical Disk Detection:
Improved detection capabilities for RAID controllers and logical disks to optimize server management.
New alerts are set to activate when a RAID controller is detected either without disks or with multiple disks.
RAID logical devices now sport a distinct icon and offer detailed system-reported insights, encompassing vendor, model, and serial data.

Splash Screen Bug Resolution:
Identified and rectified an issue where the splash screen would malfunction during a timeout if no sound device was present.

Enhanced System Clock Check:
Rolled out a refined system clock check system to accurately identify and correct significant time variances.
This update aims to uphold unerring operational precision and reminds users to keep their time settings precise.

V5.00 Jun 26th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Device Selection Efficiency:
If only one device is detected, the 'this one' button will now glow green.

Automated Erasure for older Apple Devices:
We've introduced a guided online erasure process that reinstalls the device's IPSW firmware and clears free space. It serves as an alternate erasure method for older models. Please be informed: This is not a certified data erasure certification process.

Language Table Updates:
Added descriptions for the IPSW restore process and Internet Setup menus.

Cache Files Location Improvements:
Newly designed icons and highlights for status indications.
Exclusion of FAT32 formatted partitions.
Format option for partitions over 10GB.

Refined Mobile Wipe Options:
Overhauled layout showcasing intuitive icons and border highlights.
Swapped '(!)' with more user-centric icons.

Selection Logic Advancements:
Logic now opts for restore if auto is unavailable and defaults to manual if restore is not an option.
New prompt to turn off auto-lock during restore mode.

Restore Step Layout Refresh:
Integration of a steps indicator, dynamic 'scanning' animation, and detailed progress information during downloads.
Introduced a 30-second timeout to circumvent endless waits due to potential data reception delays.

Thorough Compatibility Checks:
Rigorous testing on devices including iPhone 7, iPhone 5, iPad 1, and iPod 4, ensuring compatibility with NTFS file systems and iOS versions v5.0 and above.
Enhanced failure detection. After a successful restoration, the process will smoothly transition from the restoration phase to the wipe phase.

V4.85 Apr 21st, 2023 (Discontinued)

Mobile Preparation Screens Enhancements:

Apple Devices:

  • Optional Tasks: Full charging, software updating, backing up, logging out of iCloud, and SIM card removal.
  • Essential Steps: Connect the device and tap 'trust'. Guidance provided with a helpful image.

Android Devices:

  • Optional Tasks: Full charging, software updating, backing up, logging out, SIM card removal, and checking the Android version.
  • Essential Steps: Disable external storage encryption, remove SD cards, enable Developer mode and USB Debugging, and connect the device.

Improved Error Handling for Specific Devices:

  • Enhanced handling with three new prompts for SATA disks connected via USB and Dell RAID settings.
  • Text adjustments for clearer understanding.

NVME Suspend Requirement for Particular Disks/PCs:

  • Added logic for problematic NVMEs, treated as frozen until a suspend is performed. This is applicable to certain Samsung NVME models and Lenovo ThinkPads.

A Note from Redkey: Your feedback propels our innovation. Dive into a smoother experience with App v4.85, and as always, we're here to support and guide you through!

V4.84 Apr 14th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Anthy Keyboard Configuration in Menu Settings:

  • Introduced settings for configuring the Anthy keyboard.
  • This enhancement is predominantly within the Japanese language pack.

Message from the Team: We're continually aiming to enhance your user experience. These updates, including the Anthy keyboard configurations, are testament to our commitment. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we're eager to assist with any queries!

V4.83 Apr 12th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Japanese Keyboard System Enhancement:

We've enriched our software with a focus on the Japanese typing experience. By introducing an advanced settings area for the Japanese keyboard system, users now have more control and flexibility over their typing preferences. This enhancement specifically aids in streamlining report creation and communication in Japanese.

Update Now: Dive into our latest update and benefit from the improved Japanese keyboard system. Your insights and feedback play a pivotal role in our ongoing improvements.

Message from Our Team: We're committed to ensuring optimal user experiences, and we appreciate your continued support. Wishing you effortless typing in Japanese!

V4.82 Apr 9th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Spicing things up with better Japanese language handling! Snap away with the new screenshot feature on the Data Wiped screen. Plus, enjoy some extra minor enhancements!

V4.81 Apr 5th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Welcome the chic App v4.81 update! Enjoy improved Japanese, Chinese, and Korean text entry support. Discover convenient sub-modes for Japanese and Hindi layouts, complete with effortless key combo modes. Check out the revamped text entry test area below the language selector as well! Upgrade now and tap into the magic of language!

V4.80 Mar 29th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Introducing the impressive App v4.80 update! Elevate your experience with localized text entry support and multiple bug fixes. Upgrade today for a seamless user journey!

V4.62 Mar 1st, 2023 (Discontinued)

Hey! Exciting news - we've rolled out an update fixing the issue where mobile devices sometimes struggled to reconnect after a factory reset.

V4.61 Feb 5th, 2023 (Discontinued)

In this update, we've revamped date formatting in reports, enlarged custom logos, and added support for specific fonts in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hindi. The verification line in report disk details now appears only when needed. Optional information underlines in reports are now cleaner with dotted light grey lines. We've also fixed a bug related to partition list updates in the raw data viewer post-wiping. SATA SSD Trim speed is now 10x faster! Lastly, the English language table has been enhanced for better post-wipe display comprehension and improved report menu button language.

V4.57 Jan 29th, 2023 (Discontinued)

This update for the software fixes a few bugs and makes some changes. One of the bugs it fixes is that it won't play speech anymore when audio is turned off. There are also other small changes, like you can only use audio test buttons if the device is on, and the user options files have been split into two. Some user settings will now stay saved, and there are new options like automatically saving reports. The settings menu also has a reset button now. The software can now be controlled by scripts and you can skip the resume confirmation prompt. Reports can automatically be saved after a mobile wipe and there's a new pop-up to let you know when it happens. There have also been updates to the wording and license, and a bunch of other small bug fixes.

V4.50 Jan 17th, 2023 (Discontinued)

This update upgrades the Linux boot loader files for better performance and updates the remote mode boot files for better functionality. It also fixes some bugs, like problems with report info fields and TRIM action on SATA SSDs. Upgrade to version 4.50 now for a better experience!

V4.41 Dec 30th, 2022 (Discontinued)

New feature update: Ultimate, Automated Erase for iOS 9+ and Android 10+ devices with file-based encryption. The English language pack has been updated and the mobile erase process has been improved. Bug fixes and back-end improvements have also been made. Redkey USB Ultimate currently supports mobile devices that can be managed through our automated processes, with product claims and certifications based solely on these supported devices. Devices that are not compatible with our automated process (typically older models) are considered unsupported at this time, with a semi-automatic option available as an interim solution. We are constantly working to increase the number of supported devices and will update our support information as new options become available.

APPLE: Supported: iOS 9 or later on iPhone 4S and later. Unsupported: iOS earlier than 9 on iPhone 4 and earlier. Not supported: First-generation iPhone, iPhone 3G, and first-generation iPad.

ANDROID: Supported: Android 6 or later with encryption enabled. Unsupported: Android 6-10 without encryption. Varying levels of support for Android versions earlier than 3.

Refer to the table for iOS devices to see if they are capable of automated erasure (if they can run iOS 9 or higher). For unsupported models, manual steps are currently required. The latest features of the mobile wipe process are not yet reflected in the user manual, which will be updated as soon as possible.

To determine if your iOS device is capable of automated erasure (if it can run iOS 9 or higher), refer to the table below:

iPhone 14 Pro Max iOS 16.2
iPhone 14 Pro iOS 16.2
iPhone 14 Plus iOS 16.2
iPhone 14 iOS 16.2
iPhone SE (3rd generation) iOS 16.2
iPhone 13 iOS 16.2
iPhone 13 mini iOS 16.2
iPhone 13 Pro Max iOS 16.2
iPhone 13 Pro iOS 16.2
iPhone 12 Pro iOS 16.2
iPhone 12 Pro Max iOS 16.2
iPhone 12 mini iOS 16.2
iPhone 12 iOS 16.2
iPhone SE (2020) iOS 16.2
iPhone 11 Pro iOS 16.2
iPhone 11 iOS 16.2
iPhone 11 Pro Max iOS 16.2
iPhone XR iOS 16.2
iPhone XS Max (China) iOS 16.2
iPhone XS iOS 16.2
iPhone XS Max iOS 16.2
iPhone X (GSM) iOS 16.2
iPhone X (Global) iOS 16.2
iPhone 8 Plus (Global) iOS 16.2
iPhone 8 Plus (GSM) iOS 16.2
iPhone 8 (GSM) iOS 16.2
iPhone 8 (Global) iOS 16.2
iPhone 7 Plus (GSM) iOS 15.7.2
iPhone 7 (GSM) iOS 15.7.2
iPhone 7 Plus (Global) iOS 15.7.2
iPhone 7 (Global) iOS 15.7.2
iPhone SE iOS 15.7.2
iPhone 6s+ iOS 15.7.2
iPhone 6s iOS 15.7.2
iPhone 6 iOS 12.5.6
iPhone 6+ iOS 12.5.6
iPhone 5s (GSM) iOS 12.5.6
iPhone 5c (Global) iOS 10.3.3
iPhone 5c (GSM) iOS 10.3.3
iPhone 5s (Global) iOS 12.5.6
iPhone 5 (Global) iOS 10.3.4
iPhone 5 (GSM) iOS 10.3.4
iPhone 4s iOS 9.3.6

If your device is listed below, you will need to follow the 'Unsupported' model process for now.

iPhone 4 (GSM) iOS 7.1.2
iPhone 4 (CDMA) iOS 7.1.2
iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.6
iPhone 3G iOS 4.2.1
iPhone iOS 3.1.3

V4.36 Jun 27th, 2022 (Discontinued)

GUI improvements for a sleek and modern look
Stay informed with the new top-bar notification feature
donotmodify.txt file gets a revamp
Subsystem upgraded to Linux Bullseye for maximum performance
Custom screensavers for each edition to personalize your device
Audio enhancements for an enhanced listening experience
Main menu auto-start removed for more control
Introducing the Wipe Wizard for quick and easy wiping
AutoNuke feature wipes data with just a few clicks
Remote Mode allows you to control your device remotely
Ultimate Mobile Device Wipe keeps your device secure on the go
8 new language options added for global accessibility
Extra display adapter drivers re-introduced for wider compatibility

V3.80 Nov 9th, 2021 (Discontinued)

Boot menu(s) changes and loader update for a smoother experience
Legacy resolution options moved to a sub-menu in the boot menu
Loader debug info screen no longer displayed
EFI debugging mode initial menu removed
Secure screenshot function integrated for added security
Matrix screensaver now always displayed upon wipe completion
Smooth animation added to the Matrix screensaver
Japanese characters added to the Matrix screensaver for global appeal

V3.72 Jan 20th, 2021 (Discontinued)

Improved SED detection on high-end systems for optimal performance.

V3.71 Jan 14th, 2021 (Discontinued)

Enhanced stability on high-end systems for a more reliable experience.

V3.70 Dec 15th, 2020 (Discontinued)

Wipe by partition feature added for even more control
Standards updated to use NFR as the NVME alternative for SER/ESE (formerly NSR)
Bugfix: NVME device compatibility with wipe standards improved (including HPA/DCO)
Bugfix: Empty card readers won't cause system hang anymore

V3.67 Dec 1st, 2020 (Discontinued)

Crash after language menu on some systems fixed for a seamless experience.

V3.65 Nov 11th, 2020 (Discontinued)

Help screen feature added to assist you
Pre-select your language in the options donotmodify.txt file for a quicker setup
Bugfix: Asian language display in TUI improved with full-width character support

V3.63 Nov 10th, 2020 (Discontinued)

Introducing actual translations for multi-language support, now available in even more languages.

V3.62 Nov 8th, 2020 (Discontinued)

Improved Suspend feature with a new process, voice mode, and auto-resume
GUI Troubleshooting options added to the UI Menu for easy problem-solving
Options file now allows for timer disabling
USB card readers without a card inserted will be ignored
Wipe Stop option removed for a streamlined process
Bugfix: GUI will exit if no acceptable resolutions are found

Redkey Updater App.

3.07 Aug 10th, 2023 (Live)

Exciting Updates & Improvements!

Instant Update Check:
Open the Updater app and boom, it'll check for updates right away. If there's a new one, you'll know about it. And for those who like things easy, we've added an auto-update feature. Once updated, old versions go away. Just so you know, this cool auto-update is for those using Updater versions newer than 3.02.

Better Look & Feel:
We've given our app a fresh look! Watch the new animation when it's searching for devices, with simple messages like "Please wait... Checking/Updating now". The 'About' section? We spruced that up too, with a neat new logo and update alerts.

Device Removal Safety:
We've introduced a button for the safe ejection of your Redkey. We'll alert you when it's the right time to disconnect, ensuring you avoid any risk of file corruption.

3.02 Jun 26th, 2023 (Discontinued)

This update implements key back-end changes designed to accommodate our forthcoming V5 software release. Our development team is working hard to ensure a seamless transition and to bring you the most updated and efficient experience.

3.01 Mar 29th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Bug fix. Activation menu added to settings area.

3.00 Mar 21st, 2023 (Discontinued)

Updated appearance & menu logic.

2.75 Feb 17th, 2023 (Discontinued)

Exciting news from Redkey USB! We're thrilled to announce some major updates to our updater, making your experience faster and more reliable than ever before. We've just added brand new server mirrors in multiple countries, so you can now download our software at lightning speeds from all around the world. And that's not all! We've also sorted the mirror list by ping, ensuring that you're always connected to the fastest mirror available. But wait, there's more! We've also fixed some pesky issues that you might have encountered with our updater. You no longer have to worry about "key not found" errors or "key disconnected" messages - our team has resolved those problems for you. We hope these updates will enhance your experience with the Redkey updater, making managing your key more enjoyable than ever before!

2.71 Jan 29th, 2023 (Discontinued)

We've made changes to ensure compatibility with the new format for settings files. Additionally, scripts will now be saved in the updated format that includes two new settings.

2.70 Aug 29th, 2022 (Discontinued)

Update button display bug fixed when a blocked key is present
Backend updates for a smoother experience

2.65 Jul 25th, 2022 (Discontinued)

Ultimate edition users now have access to a new settings menu scripting console
Outdated updater versions now display an obsolete message
Improved download and installation speeds with bugfix
Improved stability if network disconnects with bugfix
Redundant language packs removed and remaining language packs updated
Device selection will now continuously scan until a key is detected and automatically highlight the first device on the list
Settings menu updates: Main menu timer removed and remaining switches re-arranged for better organization

2.61 Jul 19th, 2022 (Discontinued)

Graphics no longer jumbled when windows are scaled with bugfix.

2.60 Jun 26th, 2022 (Discontinued)

V4 Security enhancements added for improved protection.

2.50 May 2nd, 2022 (Discontinued)

EULA updated for V4 to reflect changes and updates.

2.48 Apr 7th, 2022 (Discontinued)

New x86 and x64 (32-bit and 64-bit) versions now available
Stability improvements made with bugfix

2.45 Oct 13th, 2022 (Discontinued)

Advertising feature added to help support the software
All language packs updated or added for global accessibility

2.35 Sep 23rd, 2021 (Discontinued)

Updater hang fixed if complex network configuration is present with bugfix
Updater bug fixed if too many network cards are present with bugfix
Stability improvements made with bugfix

2.33 Sep 22nd, 2021 (Discontinued)

Secure screenshot function added for added security
Security enhancements added for improved protection of your data

2.32 Sep 10th, 2021 (Discontinued)

Incorrect warranty dates corrected for some users with bugfix
Warranty dates now displayed as provisional for added clarity

2.30 Aug 27th, 2021 (Discontinued)

Server selection improvements made with bugfix
Message added to indicate if ICMP (ping) traffic is blocked by firewall
Manual server mirror selection now available for added control

2.27 Aug 25th, 2021 (Discontinued)

Stability improvements made with bugfix for a more reliable experience.

2.25 Aug 23rd, 2021 (Discontinued)

Connection status now displayed for added visibility
Network speed test added for performance evaluation
Wrong activation code entry prevented for added security
Fault codes explanations added for better understanding
Wording of close message updated for clarity

2.18 Nov 10th, 2020 (Discontinued)

Stability improvements made with bugfix for a more reliable experience.