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    Quick question: Can I wipe my SDHC card completely?

    I'm selling my D1 since I now have an X. I already did the factory wipe/reset.

    I'm just wondering if I can format or completely erase my microSDHC card in my win7 PC and the phone will be fine?

    I want to make 100% sure None of my information or files are on the phone.

    Thanks in advance!

    p.s. I can't format the card in the phone via Safe Mode, as the phone is reset and boots into the activation/start here screen.
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    a factory reset will wipe all info on your device and return it to a "new" state. (as it was when you first got it) it is perfectly safe to format the card on the device. i would suggest formatting before performing a wipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrC1122 View Post
    a factory reset will wipe all info on your device and return it to a "new" state. (as it was when you first got it) it is perfectly safe to format the card on the device. i would suggest formatting before performing a wipe.
    Thanks for the input. However, after performing a factory reset, the microSDHC card still had al of my photos, sounds (ringtones, notifications), music, and any folders left by applications I had installed.

    I manually deleted most by inserting the microSDHC card into my card reader, but there are some "andoird" folders that I was unsure about.

    So, since I already did a factory reset and can not do a format in the phone, can I format the card from my PC (in either windows 7 or ubuntu), without causing issues for the new owner?

    THanks.
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    Here is what I have done before, wipe the card completely with your computer, put it in your device and power up, go to settings/sd card and phone storage/ and unmount the SD card then choose format, after the card formats remount it and you are done

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    Quote Originally Posted by tparker76 View Post
    Here is what I have done before, wipe the card completely with your computer, put it in your device and power up, go to settings/sd card and phone storage/ and unmount the SD card then choose format, after the card formats remount it and you are done
    Thanks tparker. However i did a factory reset so i can't access the settings. When the phone boots up, it shows the activation/start here android icon.

    Unless i can somehow bypass that (i tried and all i can get to are wireless settings).


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    Quote Originally Posted by tparker76 View Post
    Here is what I have done before, wipe the card completely with your computer, put it in your device and power up, go to settings/sd card and phone storage/ and unmount the SD card then choose format, after the card formats remount it and you are done
    Thanks tparker. However i did a factory reset so i can't access the settings. When the phone boots up, it shows the activation/start here android icon.

    Unless i can somehow bypass that (i tried and all i can get to are wireless settings).


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    Just go touch the android to begin, but don't sign in to your account there is a later option then you can access the settings after you can do another reset if you like and then package it up for sale

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    Awesome, thanks tparker!
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    No go. Phone tries to activate, and even after it fails there is no way to access the settings that I could find.

    All well, it was worth a try.

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