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My Rezound is unlocked, rooted, stock rom and S-on. I want to sell it but first I want to remove all of my data and get it as close to factory as I can. From what I can gather the only way to get it back completely stock is to be S-off but that process seems a little much for me to try. Which of these 3 options is best for what I'm trying to do? A factory reset in the bootloader, a complete wipe of everything in TWRP or factory reset on the phone's settings? Thanks
 
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My Rezound is unlocked, rooted, stock rom and S-on. I want to sell it but first I want to remove all of my data and get it as close to factory as I can. From what I can gather the only way to get it back completely stock is to be S-off but that process seems a little much for me to try. Which of these 3 options is best for what I'm trying to do? A factory reset in the bootloader, a complete wipe of everything in TWRP or factory reset on the phone's settings? Thanks
Without RUUing, which requires S-OFF, and assuming you have the correct firmware/radios, the best bet I have found is a total wipe in TWRP (everything, including internal but not external SD), then install http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2260154, it is a COMPLETELY stock 4.5.605.14 ROM with root added, after that is flashed, boot into TWRP again and wipe the external SD. It should be stock enough to sell.

If you want, you can even flash the stock recovery, but it shouldn't be necessary as long as you let the buyer know what you have done to it... I don't expect any more OTAs from VZW for this device, so it should be good to go.
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Without RUUing, which requires S-OFF, and assuming you have the correct firmware/radios, the best bet I have found is a total wipe in TWRP (everything, including internal but not external SD), then install http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2260154, it is a COMPLETELY stock 4.5.605.14 ROM with root added, after that is flashed, boot into TWRP again and wipe the external SD. It should be stock enough to sell.
Thanks a million. That was perfect and easy. I'm thinking maybe I'll just keep it for a backup instead of selling it.
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