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I've damaged my display i.e. my LCD is broken so nothing is displayed but I can turn the phone on as my morning alarm does go off and the 'menu' and 'back' controls light up so board is functioning.

I have decided to sell it as is, so someone else can faff around with it if they want to repair it. What I need to do now is try and wipe my data off of the phone before selling.

BUT...I'm not sure what the steps are for the N7000. I have downloaded the Android SDK and ODIN. Have also seen these instructions elsewhere...

1. Download factory_reset.tar.md5

2. Open ODIN

3. put factory_reset.tar.md5 in PDA section and do not check/uncheck anything else...

4. Put your phone in download mode and connect it to PC..........................Not sure how to put the N7000 into download mode, tbh I had only ever heard of recovery mode. Instructions were as follows....
Volume down + home +power
That will lead to warning Page
Here you have to press volume up to enter download mode.

5. Hit start and it will flash and reboot.................................What exactly am I flashing here? I thought we were just wiping data why do I need to flash anything?


Is there another or better way of wiping the data or will the above work?

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What is the recovery you have? (before you say gain to check your signature, it states philz and running 4.2.2. So confused.).
Vol up + home + power for about 10 seconds should take you to recovery mode. Connect phone to pc and run adb devices. Check if the device is listed. Then using some Linux commands you can wipe data and your internal sd card.

About adb please Google.

Using odin, if you have the file you mentioned, (idk much about the file) but what it seems to do is when flashed using odin it will run flash a blank data & cache partiton thus performing factory reset. This will not wipe your internal storage.
 
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What is the recovery you have? (before you say gain to check your signature, it states philz and running 4.2.2. So confused.).
Vol up + home + power for about 10 seconds should take you to recovery mode. Connect phone to pc and run adb devices. Check if the device is listed. Then using some Linux commands you can wipe data and your internal sd card.

About adb please Google.

Using odin, if you have the file you mentioned, (idk much about the file) but what it seems to do is when flashed using odin it will run flash a blank data & cache partiton thus performing factory reset. This will not wipe your internal storage.


Thanks for getting back to me. Never got 'adb devices' to work, don't know why. For the first time I've managed to get access to see my internal storage. As I had pattern security enabled on the phone I assume I must have managed to get into recovery mode and do what I believe was a factory reset.

Am I right in assuming my personal data i.e. contacts data has been deleted?
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Don't know. What exactly did you do?
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