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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ak1234567890, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. ak1234567890

    ak1234567890 Lurker
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    After buying a used phone, is just factory resetting it enough? I remember reading an article where it says for Android phones, personal information can still be obtained even after factory resetting it. I want the used phone to be as if it came fresh out of box, non-hardwarewise. Would factory resetting suffice, or are there better ways to wipe everything clean? Thank you.
     



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  2. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    For general usage and purposes, Then yes.:D
     
  3. ak1234567890

    ak1234567890 Lurker
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    how would I wipe the phone? What's the difference between hard reset and just doing factory reset from the settings?
     
  4. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    A factory reset wipes the data partition.

    As long as the phone wasn't rooted, that's the only place the user can have apps or information

    In that case, factory resets are sufficient
     
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