1. gak5904's Avatar
    Hi,

    I am planning to sell my Samsung S4,How can i perform clean swipe of data and reset to factory setting.

    Thanks in advance
    09-26-2014 01:07 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can either initiate the process through the Settings, where you should see a BACKUP AND RESET option (I think it was in the ABOUT tab on the S4, but I can't recall...that's where it is on the Note 3).

    Or you could go into recovery mode (with the phone turned off, press and hold together POWER + HOME + VOLUME UP until the phone turns on and enters the mode). There you can see an option to Clear Data and do a factory reset. You can move through the items using the volume rocker and selecting/confirming actions with the power button.
    09-26-2014 01:35 PM
  3. cms177's Avatar
    It would be safer to encrypt the phone BEFORE doing a 'Factory Reset'. 'Factory Reset' is in 'Backup and reset' in the 'Accounts' section of 'Settings' on the S4.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    09-26-2014 01:44 PM
  4. wilsonye's Avatar
    Hi gak5904,
    You can use this free app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...onefindandlock

    This app has 2 special commands the meet your request : Erase SDCard and Wipe your phone.

    You need to erase sd first then wipe device.

    Hi,

    I am planning to sell my Samsung S4,How can i perform clean swipe of data and reset to factory setting.

    Thanks in advance
    10-02-2014 04:06 PM

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