There is a feature in "Settings/feedback/Save debug info" option in the phone settings:

Debug info setting

If I turn this on, and I start a custom developed application that let's say crashes at some point, the phone will take a snapshot of the memory, and will write it to "\MyPhone\Phone\Documents\Debug\fooBar.dmp" on the phone. By connecting the phone to my PC via USB, I can access these memory dumps, which is a risk from a security perspective.

My question is, is this behavior true for non developer unlocked phones too? Do you think it's a security issue too?

  • Dev questions belong on StackOverflow.
    – Thomas
    Jun 5 '15 at 16:31
  • @Thomas I edited it, please consider reopening. Jun 5 '15 at 18:37

The option doesn't show for phones that are not developer unlocked.

Even when they do exist on a (developer unlocked) phone, which can give you information about what was in the process's memory at the time of the dump - there is a risk that sensitive information that application had could be leaked, but it would only be leaked to the phone's owner (who arguably had that information already)

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