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    Default Hard Reset

    I need to perform a hard reset on my wife's S III that she inherited from me.

    I know how to do it but I've heard differing views on whether you should remove the SIM card or SD card, or both, prior to resetting.

    Suggestions welcome. Tx

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    Default Re: Hard Reset

    Quote Originally Posted by randun View Post
    I need to perform a hard reset on my wife's S III that she inherited from me.

    I know how to do it but I've heard differing views on whether you should remove the SIM card or SD card, or both, prior to resetting.

    Suggestions welcome. Tx

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    There's no need to remove the SD card. Factory reset from the device settings will basically clear the device except for the content on the SD card(s). If it provides peace of mind remove it then reinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    There's no need to remove the SD card. Factory reset from the device settings will basically clear the device except for the content on the SD card(s). If it provides peace of mind remove it then reinstall.

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    Got it. Thanks much.

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    I also have some questions about this...

    I'm completely new to Android.. OK not completely but I still don't know the in's and out's of the non essential functions yet.

    So my question(s)... I'm not able to have the aid of a PC but I'm wondering about the ability to save my contacts, my media, my apps, and since I use the met.. I'm wondering about my saved themes/widgets.... my sms/Mms was a prob but I already backed them. up with sms backup+ so I'm good there....

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    no PC... at the moment... maybe later???
    using themer.. if that matters

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    aaand I do have an SD card... btw probably important to tell you guys ha

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    If you sync your contacts to your Gmail account & use your Gmail address when you enter your calendar appointments, then they're backed up. If you have an SD card, you can transfer data to it.

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