Getting Droid 1 ready to sell

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    Hello all,

    I just upgraded my phone and looking to sell my Droid to pay for the upgrade. I posted an ad online and people are asking if I have a clean ESN. I have no idea what that is. I took everything off the phone (pics, etc) and then went to the settings and hit the Restore to Factory settings button. It looked like it wiped the phone clean. When I turned it back on it shows that Android guy to go through the stuff I did when I first got it (setting up GMail, etc). Is there anything else I need to do? I just don't want somebody to go to activate it and it activates on my number.
     
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    Sounds as if you are good to go. Them asking about a clean ESN is just making sure there is no balance owed on that device which would prevent them from being able to activate on their account.
     
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    not to hijack...

    If you are rooted and you do a factory reset, will it remove root? And if I am rooted, what should I do to clean the phone off completely (including the card) without bricking it?

    Thanks.
     
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

    This will do nothing to the SD card, but you would just need to format it to clear data.
     
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    Do I need to do that root/unroot thing?
     
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    If you flashed a recovery on your phone, then yes would be the answer. But you are selling yours, not returning it to Verizon, so not necessary.
     
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    Forgive me. I'm not very advanced with this stuff.

    Here's what I did:

    I rooted. Then I put ROM Manager on the phone. Then I would update ROMs through that. So I have no real knowledge of how to load stuff. I did it the easy way.

    So I have a D1 that I sold and I need to 1. get the info off the phone and 2. ready the phone for the buyer.

    I'm not sure what I did (when you say "flashed a recovery" I don't know what that means).

    I know it's a pain in the a** but could someone walk me through this like I am a mental midget - which happens to be the case?

    Thanks guys. I really appreciate it.
     
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    How did you origonally root? With a 1 click solution?

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    Great question. It was years ago. Give me a minute to research.
     
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    Either way, it's not illegal to sell with it rooted. Give your buyer the option and follow the guide mentioned previously.

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    I gave the buyer the option but he won't get back to me. I gotta get this thing in the mail so I'm thinking I'll just get it back to original condition and be done with it.

    It looks like I used SPRecovery after I got it back to 2.01. If that helps.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Welcome. I would just leave it as is. I never liked sbf flashes if not being needed.

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    So then just a factory reset?
     
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    Yup.

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