How to get all of my info off of droid and card


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  1. double

    double Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i am returning my droid and want to revert to stock. i am not rooted or anything and have empied the music and picture folders but dont know what folders are original and what are app related. also how do i remove all apps. also how do i remove my gmail account info. TIA
     

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  2. speele

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    reformat your SD card. then factory reset and you're good to go



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    double Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks speele, what is the best way to reformat SD card? should i mount to PC and reformat via PC? if so, obviously the droid will put the required folders back on the card upon start up?
     
  4. bills534

    bills534 Well-Known Member

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    you can reformat the SD card right from the phone.
    goto Settings > SD card & phone storage settings

    from there you can unmount then format the card.
     
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  5. speele

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    beat me to it! haha

    what he said! ^
     
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  6. AndroidsOfTara

    AndroidsOfTara Well-Known Member

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    Don't just reformat the SD card in your Droid or on your computer!!!

    With a simple reformat, ALL of your data (personal photos, whatever) is still on the card and is *extremely easy* to recover with a variety of easily available data recovery tools.

    Formatting more than once won't make any difference.

    What you need to do is find a utility for whatever operating system you have on your computer, use it to destroy the data on the card (by overwriting the entire thing with random data) and then format it.

    I use a command line program called 'shred' on my Linux machines to do this. I don't know what's out there for Windows or Macs.
     
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  7. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

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    I cheat. I reformat the card, then copy my iTunes library to it, then reformat. Works just as well.
     

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