Will hardware factory restore erase pictures? (explanation Inside)

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By 4ringsa6, Senior Member on 26th July 2014, 04:23 AM
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I've just FR my phone and am selling it. My screen is broken so I can't get past the activation page. So I'm unable to confirm.

I ask this because for some of reason, my Nexus 4(rooted ) did not erase the photos. I wiped my nexus thru the settings menu. Is this a root feature? Not deleting photos?

My g2 was wiped from hardware buttons. I tried to connect to my computer but it will only download charge only driver and I manually downloaded drivers but it will not show up on my computer under lg g2.

This is a rooted phone and currently on startup screen.
26th July 2014, 04:59 AM |#2  
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If the digitizer is damaged as it sounds since you can't get past activation. You won't be able to change the phone to mtp as it is initially on charge only.

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30th July 2014, 08:27 AM |#3  
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If you're just trying to get your photos gone, and it's rooted. Perhaps you have a custom recovery, and you can use the buttons on the back to put it into usb mode and proceed to delete your files from your pc? Maybe I just misinterpreted.

I actually always connect my phone with TeamViewer, in case my digitizer ever breaks.
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