What should I erase before selling a Galaxy S2?

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  1. glore2002

    glore2002 Well-Known Member


    What steps should I follow to make sure I delete all my data before selling a Galaxy S2 to someone I don't know?

    I would like to know wipes, etc. I should do to make sure I don't leave any personal information in the phone.

    I am not planning to sell it now but this is something I always wanted to know.

    I am running a custom ROM (NEAT uhlps) being Root.

    Thank you!

  2. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Just make sure you remove your external SD card and do a factory reset before you sell.

    Or you can do a Factory format by the following:

    This does a factory reset and also formats your internal SD card (I believe)
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  3. glore2002

    glore2002 Well-Known Member


    You mean:


    Is this the same as doing the Wipes in CWM?
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  4. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Yup. Same thing
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  5. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    I would also consider flashing the original, CSC code, stock ROM, (GB or ICS), back to the phone so that the buyer can connect and update using Kies. This would also un-root the phone.
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  6. glore2002

    glore2002 Well-Known Member

    I like this approach. What should I do to flash the original, Stock Rom to let him update with Kies?

    When I bought it, it came with Gb. It came with:


    Android: 2.3.4

  7. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Since Android 4.0.3 is out for your CSC code, you could flash the stock Samsung firmware for that.
  8. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member

    I bought my S2 as a "used - like new" from Amazon Warehouse. While it appeared stock and even though the apps themselves were no longer there, there were loads of photos on the internal SD from what looked like some far eastern social media apps (nothing at all risqu

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