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This is similar to I have sold my phone on eBay. What should I do before I send it off?, but in my case I'm just handing my phone off to be fixed.

I don't want to have to completely wipe or reset my phone, since it would be a pain to get everything back afterwards. Is there some middle ground, or another way to make sure some lab employee can't hack my Google account while they have my phone?

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Make a full backup, wipe everything, remove memory cards if present, send for repairs, restore backup after you receive.

This is neither difficult nor time-consuming if you use something like NANDROID backup.

http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/how-to-perform-and-restore-a-nandroid-backup/

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Change your passwords before you hand it in. Then go into settings/applications etc and stop all the apps, clear data/cache etc. Remove the SD card.

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