Need help to wipe OP 3 clean before sell

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  • #25769
    rxxus200
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    Does flashing a new ROM to OnePlus 3 completely destroy all the data on the phone? I got a new oneplus 5 and want to give the 3 to my nephew.

    #25773
    shibaa987
    Moderator

    [quote quote=25769]Does flashing a new ROM to OnePlus 3 completely destroy all the data on the phone? I got a new oneplus 5 and want to give the 3 to my nephew.
    [/quote]

    As long as you are not wiping internal phone storage, you are safe. The phone data will remain.
    Following tips will help you if you want to retain the data.

    NOTE:
    When you choose to wipe in TWRP, it gives you an option to Factory Reset. This option cleans everything, even the Phone internal storage data.
    Make sure you never chose this one while wiping.

    I have a step-by-step easy to follow how to wipe using TWRP post which will be helpful to you in this regard.

    It is always advised to have a complete backup before wiping anything off the phone.

    If you don’t want to retain the data as you said you want to sell it off, then do a factory reset on TWRP or using the stock recovery and all the data on your phone will be gone in seconds.


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    #25909
    rxxus200
    Member

    @shibaa987 I heard factory reset can’t delete data from Internal memory, is that correct?

    #25921
    shibaa987
    Moderator

    [quote quote=25909]@shibaa987 I heard factory reset can’t delete data from Internal memory, is that correct?
    [/quote]

    I am not sure of a factory reset done using the stock recovery, but when you do a factory reset using a TWRP recovery, it erases everything from your internal storage. At least that’s what happened with my Moto G and Nexus 4. ;p

    If you want to erase the whole data from your phone, you can use fastboot commands otherwise:

    fastboot erase data
    fastboot erase userdata

    I am not sure if both of them will work (ages ago I used the commands. Over the period of time Android has evolved much.) !!
    Nothing is wrong in trying the commands though.


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    #26372
    Ranlery
    Member

    [quote quote=257f73]

    Does flashing a new ROM to OnePlus 3 completely destroy all the data on the phone? I got a new oneplus 5 and want to give the 3 to my nephew.

    As long as you are not wiping internal phone storage, you are safe. The phone data will remain. Following tips will help you if you want to retain the data.

    NOTE: When you choose to wipe in TWRP, it gives you an option to Factory Reset. This option cleans everything, even the Phone internal storage data. Make sure you never chose this one while wiping.

    I have a step-by-step easy to follow how to wipe Android post which will be helpful to you in this regard.
    It is always advised to have a complete backup before wiping anything off the phone.
    If you don’t want to retain the data as you said you want to sell it off, then do a factory reset on TWRP or using the stock recovery and all the data on your phone will be gone in seconds.
    [/quote]

    Have you tried factory reset your Android device? it maybe erase your data from phone.

    #26468
    Ranlery
    Member

    [quote quote=25773]

    Does flashing a new ROM to OnePlus 3 completely destroy all the data on the phone? I got a new oneplus 5 and want to give the 3 to my nephew.

    As long as you are not wiping internal phone storage, you are safe. The phone data will remain. Following tips will help you if you want to retain the data.
    NOTE: When you choose to wipe in TWRP, it gives you an option to Factory Reset. This option cleans everything, even the Phone internal storage data. Make sure you never chose this one while wiping.
    I have a step-by-step easy to follow how to wipe using TWRP post which will be helpful to you in this regard.
    It is always advised to have a complete backup before wiping anything off the phone.
    If you don’t want to retain the data as you said you want to sell it off, then do a factory reset on TWRP or using the stock recovery and all the data on your phone will be gone in seconds.
    [/quote]

    have you tried factory reset?

    #26484
    rxxus200
    Member

    Thanks for the advice. But I am not quite familiar with commands. So this may be a good option for me:https://www.tunesbro.com/wipe-android-phone-clean-before-selling.html

    #26504
    shibaa987
    Moderator

    If you find yourself comfortable with that guide then follow that. Just make sure to verify the complete phone for after erasing using their application.
    If the application is not free, then I will not recommend to use that !!


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    #29452
    Shehab
    Member

    It is a good choice to wipe your phone before selling that can avoide your personal data being recovered. Choosing a safe eraser tool is important that can make sure the data disapear forever.

    #29747
    Shehab
    Member

    There are lots of such tools on google you just need to search for it. I find this tool for your, you can have a try:
    https://www.mobikin.com/data-clean/erase-android-data-before-selling.html

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