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Selling my Nexus to a friend: Factory restore enough?

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Going to be selling my Galaxy Nexus to a friend soon since he used his upgrade to get his girl an iPhone for christmas. Already did a factory reset on it, but was wondering if that was enough or if I should do anything else to wipe it clean before selling it. Not really worried about whats on there or anything, just want to get it as close to stock for him as possible. Actually, if I was worried about something on there would there be any other steps you would suggest I do as well? Worst thing I had on there was a few pics from some "friends" but nothing he hasn't seen yet.

side note- haven't googled it in a bit but any news on the Nexus II? I know it was running KLP last time I checked and the few benchmarks on it looked amazing.
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Factory restore is enough..and unless your friend is a super computer lab geek hacker, he won't get anything on your phone.

You could additionally use Super Wipe scripts, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't do a ton more than a factory reset.
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Factory restore is enough..and unless your friend is a super computer lab geek hacker, he won't get anything on your phone.

You could additionally use Super Wipe scripts, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't do a ton more than a factory reset.

I believe those scripts attempt something similar to secure erase. I agree that, realistically, there's no reason to use more than a factory reset, especially if it's just going to a friend rather than a complete stranger.

Of course, you may want to manually check for and delete any sensitive data as a friend of mine bought a used Galaxy S II and found some "naughty" pictures on it even though it had been factory reset...
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Factory reset is fine. As he uses the phone, it will securely erase everything because the data that still exists is overwritten.
 
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Factory reset is fine. As he uses the phone, it will securely erase everything because the data that still exists is overwritten.
ok this is what I thought. It is pretty much like formatting a hard drive, nothing is actually deleted, just removed from the index and overwritten when needed. I'll double check that it looks clean, but at a quick glance before work everything seemed good to go. thanks for the feedback everyone
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