1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Exchanging my X... Factory Reset First?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1stAndroid, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. 1stAndroid

    1stAndroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    123
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010

    Jul 8, 2010
    123
    13
    38
    Title says it all... almost.

    Due to technical issues with my phone, I got a replacement X mailed out to me. Now I'm going through the process of switching over. Not much set up on my current phone so im not backing up anything, but should I do a factory reset before sending my phone back?

    I don't want any info of mine finding its way out and I'm curious if its suggested to do this before sending a phone back. It couldn't hurt the process could it?

    Thanks!
     

    Advertisement

  2. Flying_Hellfish

    Flying_Hellfish Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    612
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010

    Jun 7, 2010
    612
    65
    78
    Illinois
    For that reason alone I say yes. I wipe every device I have ever had before it leaves my possession.
     
    1stAndroid likes this.
  3. 1stAndroid

    1stAndroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    123
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010

    Jul 8, 2010
    123
    13
    38

    glad to know im not the only one who feels the same way.

    Can I activate my new device, then go back and wipe the old one? I know activating my line on the new phone will de-connect my old phone from the line, but will it automatically send the device back to the formatted prompts for setting the phone up to a line?
     
  4. Flying_Hellfish

    Flying_Hellfish Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    612
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010

    Jun 7, 2010
    612
    65
    78
    Illinois
    As far as I know it shouldn't disallow that once you activate your new phone. So you should be able to activate the new one, then wipe the old one.
     

Share This Page

Loading...