I want to sell the remainings of my broken S7 Edge, but before I want to wipe all the data. The phone had been lying around dead for over a year as I hoped that repair would become cheaper, but I eventually realized that it will come much cheaper for me to just buy cheap smartphones (as I tend to break them very soon, I miss the old times where you could smash your phone several times a week to the floor and it would work for years still :-/ ) The device is already opened, glass, backcover and display are already removed.
I already discovered findmymobile.samsung.com on which I set up a factory reset, but this will only take place once the phone is connected to a network. Problem: It doesn't connect if I put my unlocked SIM in it...
I don't think I can use androids device manager as it doesn't show up there. Don't recall if I had registered it there.
- USB-debugging is off
- The phone is not rooted
- display is completely removed
- physical buttons are responsive
I can't really figure out in which state it is at which time, but it can be powered on and it stays on for a long enough time.
I installed adb on my linux, but the device is not listed. -> How to make it show up?
I even consider a physical removement of the hard disk, but I do not know where it is located and if that makes the device completely worthless.
Fixing the display is no option.