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    Question how to prepare Nexus 4 for selling?

    i just sold my nexus 4 online and i need to ship it. i've unlocked the bootloader and rooted it and sold it like so. the buyer wanted it unlocked and rooted. i did a factory reset to clear my settings and files, however when i hooked up the nexus 4 via cable, i noticed that some folders from previous programs and data are still there. i deleted it manually but i'm not sure if there's anything else the factory reset did not get rid off. how do i remove all my previous settings and data for sure 100% while leaving the bootloader unlocked and the phone rooted? is factory reset enough? factory reset don't get rid off bootloader or root right? i noticed it did not but i just want to be sure

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    Default Re: how to prepare Nexus 4 for selling?

    Quote Originally Posted by jinjin12 View Post
    i just sold my nexus 4 online and i need to ship it. i've unlocked the bootloader and rooted it and sold it like so. the buyer wanted it unlocked and rooted. i did a factory reset to clear my settings and files, however when i hooked up the nexus 4 via cable, i noticed that some folders from previous programs and data are still there. i deleted it manually but i'm not sure if there's anything else the factory reset did not get rid off. how do i remove all my previous settings and data for sure 100% while leaving the bootloader unlocked and the phone rooted? is factory reset enough? factory reset don't get rid off bootloader or root right? i noticed it did not but i just want to be sure

    thanks
    The reason the files are there is because the N4 partitions your internal memory (sd card). So it is similar to if you has a removable sd card. The phone internally is clean but you still need to delete any folders from the partition. It sounds like you did that so you should be good.

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