1. thunderclap's Avatar
    I have a rooted Galaxy S4 that I will be retiring in a couple of weeks. I've noticed that even when I do a factory reset/wipe from the command prompt residual files and folders remain on the card. How do I completely wipe out all folders and files so that when I install a fresh ROM there is nothing from my previous install available?
    09-05-2014 02:02 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with rooting but let me try to get someone that is and has a rooted GS4.
    09-05-2014 02:17 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    I have a rooted Galaxy S4 that I will be retiring in a couple of weeks. I've noticed that even when I do a factory reset/wipe from the command prompt residual files and folders remain on the card. How do I completely wipe out all folders and files so that when I install a fresh ROM there is nothing from my previous install available?
    You're referring to the SD card right? You can format that from settings. Just go to storage > SD card > erase data.
    09-05-2014 02:24 PM
  4. thunderclap's Avatar
    You're referring to the SD card right? You can format that from settings. Just go to storage > SD card > erase data.
    I'm referring to the internal storage, not the microSD card you can install yourself.
    09-05-2014 08:26 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    I'm referring to the internal storage, not the microSD card you can install yourself.
    Ah, OK. Are you deleting it from settings or recovery mode?
    09-05-2014 09:06 PM
  6. thunderclap's Avatar
    Ah, OK. Are you deleting it from settings or recovery mode?
    Recovery mode.
    09-05-2014 11:05 PM
  7. Bosbouer's Avatar
    Flash using Odin. That normally removes all crud from previous installations and ndroid backups
    09-05-2014 11:33 PM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    Recovery mode.
    Custom recovery or stock?
    09-06-2014 12:00 AM
  9. ellisroy's Avatar
    Try secure wipe or eraser on play store

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    09-06-2014 07:00 AM

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