Google Nexus 5 — Should I Hard Reset a Nexus 5 (LG-D820) That I Bought Used on eBay?

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Nov 11, 2017 6:08:11 PM via Website

Seller says that this phone has been reset, but not what kind of reset. The Nexus 5 is not linked to any Google account. Phone was Android 4, but has been upgraded to Android 6.

Do you think I should still do a Wipe Cache Partition AND a wipe data/factory reset (hard reset)? Thought I should do this for security / privacy issues, but I imagine the phone would revert back to Android 4, with maybe no way to reinstall Android 6.

Or, since I see no account activity and no files, do you think the phone is OK to use as is with just a Wipe Cache Partition? Thanks for your help.

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Nov 12, 2017 3:26:20 PM via Website

If it was me, I would do a factory reset.

I don't think your phone will revert back to a previous version of Android. I did it once and I don't remembering it being and issee. But if it did you should be able to easily update to the latest version of Android supported by your phone.