Selling my phone- what should I do?


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  1. broncokev15

    broncokev15 Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'm going to upgrade to an S3 soon and was planning on selling my old Captivate. It is rooted and has ICS (CM9) on it. I was wondering if a factory reset would be enough to erase all of my data on it while keeping the root and the firmware. Also, with Titanium Backup on my phone, are there any extra things I should delete from the internal memory? Thanks!

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    A factory reset should be fine. If you wanted to be extra careful, you could reflash the ROM, but that's not mandatory. If you're selling with the SD card, you'd probably need to wipe that too.
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  3. broncokev15

    broncokev15 Member

    Thanks for the tip! It doesn't have an external SD that I bought separately, it's only the Captivate's internal SD, so I'll be sure to wipe that as well.
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    No probs! :)
  5. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    I got $150 for mine! Good luck!
  6. vodosphinx

    vodosphinx New Member

    How'd you pull that off?!! I'd love to get $150 to upgrade to an SGIII!!
  7. Italo

    Italo Well-Known Member

    How is that even possible? The HTC One-X is only $100 under contract now.
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Yes, but the One-X lists for $899.00 off contract. Any Captivate now would be off contract and is still a viable phone for many people. $100 ~ $150 is reasonable.
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  9. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    I listed it on Kijiji for $180 on a Friday and had 6 emails/texts by Sunday. They all wanted me to drive to the next city over (40 min drive) and pay me $150. I said the first person at my door with $150 cash can have it.

    One guy was there 45 minutes later. When I offered him the cases and earphones and box ect... he said he didn't want them, he just wanted to replace his cracked cappy that was still under contract. My phone was unlocked, he popped in his SIM and gave me $150.
  10. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member


    Seeing as we are always behind, there are still people who are still in a contract. I bought mine off contract and still had 15 months left of a 3 year contract with a freaking LG Dare LOL.

    He just didn't want to pay it out and wasn't really interested in a new phone... A lot of the other people texting wanted smartphones for their kids without a contract.

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