Samsung Galaxy S4 — How to completely delete messagse, contacts, photos from Android phone?

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Feb 22, 2017 4:23:57 AM via Website

I got a new phone and wanna sell my old Samsung galaxy s5 online, but there are many private data and messagse in it, I treid to delete them by manually, but I still worry that someone could recover my deleted data, so, is there a way that completely erase data, like messages, photos, contacts from Android phone?

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Mar 7, 2017 7:18:17 AM via Website

First backup your data on the phone. Then write random data to overwrite the current data. After that, factory reset the phone. This should be OK to protect the data being recovered.

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Jul 19, 2017 11:40:30 AM via Website

Do you get solution please let me too.

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Jul 19, 2017 3:48:01 PM via Website

Factory reset is a perfect to solution to erase all the old data from Samsung Galaxy phones. Every time I buy or sale any old Android devices I will preform Hard reset/Factory Reset to remove all the unnecessary data.

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Aug 25, 2017 11:07:28 AM via Website

I think this video will give you some idea to completely delete data from Android phone: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbioUVuHii8

Hope this will help.