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    Default How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    I have a few Samsung Galaxy S2's on my business account and I cancelled the service on one of the phones. I'd like to sell the phone, but in "Settings / About Phone / Phone #, Signal, Etc." my company's user name and the old phone number, IP address are still there. How can I remove all that info prior to selling it?

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    settings/ Privacy/ Factory reset
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    Hi,

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I've tried that several times, including formatting the SD card and after Android has finished all the updates etc....all my private info is still there. My User Name (email address), phone number are still showing up.
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    I'd guess that's something that Sprint might have to do for you.
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    Go into the stock recovery (hold volume up and power) till the phone reboots and use the volume keys to move and the power button to select and wipe everything. Should make the phone just like it came out of the box.
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    asd216,

    Thanks for your advice, but I tried it 3 times. I held in both buttons till it rebooted. From the menu I selected "Wipe Data / Factory Reset". Then I selected "Yes---Delete all user data". Finally I select "Reboot system now". The 4G screen comes on for a while, then Sprint says "installing applications", then on the home page it says "Finalizing Android update". Finally it says it completed it successfully . I go back to: Settings / About phone / Status and it still shows that the phone's Service State is "In service", Mobile network state is Disconnected, my phone number still appears as does my "Username" and email address.

    Your suggestion sounded like a good plan, but I guess I'll have to run by a Sprint store and have them remove everything. Thanks again.
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    That information does not go away. Sprint has to intervene in order to remove that information. I bought a used phone from some dude and all his information was on their. I'm not the one to abuse this type information, but when I activated the phone on my account it updated the settings phone info with my own.
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    When you do your factory reset and it boots back up stop putting in your Gmail account info just leave it at the get started screen cuz by putting that info in again it syncs with your account ergo putting your info back in the phone try that see if it works

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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    After the factory reset, I never put in any information at all. WiFi and 4 G were off and the SD card was removed. The first thing I did was was check the settings and the info was still there.

    I did finally resolve the issue by going to a Sprint corp. store. A tech also did the factory reset saying that would fix it, but everything was still there. Finally, he erased all the software / programming and re-installed it. He just said occasionally some phones are a bit more stubborn than others, and this was one of them.

    I now have a perfectly clean white Galaxy S II Epic 4 G Touch that I'll sell on eBay? Any ideas what it's worth?

    My thanks and appreciation to everyone who offered suggestions and advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allyman View Post
    I now have a perfectly clean white Galaxy S II Epic 4 G Touch that I'll sell on eBay? Any ideas what it's worth?
    Check out what they are selling for on swappa.com and ebay.
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    Default Re: How do I remove my user name, phone #, etc from settings?

    how did you do this exactly

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