Erasing Data from Nexus 4

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 1 year ago
  • Answered
Hello I want to sell my Nexus 4 but want to ensure all data is erased, aside from a factory reset, how can i ensure my phone is completely wiped clean of all data ? Also please can anybody tell me where the SD card is on the phone because i was told to make sure i wipe that clean also. Thank you
Photo of diane

diane

  • 232 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 2 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Goran

Goran, Mobile Master

  • 97,308 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
No Nexus phones have SD cards, with the exception of the original nexus one. A factory reset is all you need to wipe your phone. I mean, it`s possible to recover data but that's somewhat difficult to do and prevent. No one that you sell it to will likely be willing to go through the effort to do it. As an added precaution, you can first encrypt your phone and then do multiple factory resets after filling your phone's memory with garbage data, making it that much more difficult, but I think that for your purposes, a simple factory reset will do just fine!
(Edited)
Photo of diane

diane

  • 232 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Thank you very much for your reply.
Photo of diane

diane

  • 232 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
I have also removed the sim card.
Photo of henan

henan

  • 140 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Maybe you can use a phone data clean app to delele all data from your phone.
Normal factory reset is also enough, that would completely delete all settings.
Hope an eraser for android program can help.
(Edited)
Photo of ushinau

ushinau

  • 122 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Actually, erasing data from Nexus 4 is not different. Usually, we can use phone data eraser app to help you do that easily. 
Photo of Ivan

Ivan, Mobile Master

  • 96,634 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Please don't revive old posts.