Google Nexus 5 factory reset

How do I do a Google Nexus 5 factory reset before selling it on to someone else?
Is there any way the data could be recovered even when I've reset? Android is scary sometimes! :p

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 26, 2014 at 18:59

You do a factory reset in Settings...
I suggest you do it with the device in airplane mode and WiFi OFF! I have used Android devices that already started pulling stuff from some cloud before the Reset had properly finished. You never know.
Also: remove your sim.

As to recovering the deleted data: quite a reasonable concern imho...
What you can do is: do a factory reset, and then sync a bunch of useless rubbish to it: some harmless videos etc... That'll overwrite everything and break most recoverable files. Then do another factory reset.

nutnut  Jan. 8, 2015 at 13:46

I read somewhere to encrypt the phone before factory resetting. More info here



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