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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by excav8ter, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone. So i am hoping to grab an S7 today, but i have a question about "wiping" my old phone before i give it to my daughter. When you do a factory data reset, does it TOTALLY wipe the phone? Are there files and pictures that remain on the device, even though they are not "visible"?

    Thanks
     


  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I recommend using KIES 3 or Smart Switch, to where you can re-flash the entire phone.
    That should do the trick.
     
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  3. Snakeyeskm

    Snakeyeskm Android Expert

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  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Yes, chances are some if not most of your data is still residing on the storage media. Don't skip reading through Snakeyeskm's link!
     
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 release date was March 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8890 Octa processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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