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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Best way to clear iPhone before selling without restore?

What is the best way to clear everything off an iPhone without restoring?
I am still on 1.59 Baseband and 4.0.1 So would like to clear the phone and then unlock before I sell it for my 4s.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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What is the best way to clear everything off an iPhone without restoring?
I am still on 1.59 Baseband and 4.0.1 So would like to clear the phone and then unlock before I sell it for my 4s.
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Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings

I sold my iPhone on eBay Saturday, and that's what I did.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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Just delete EVERYTHING.


Hold an App down, Click the X, Delete. Repeat.


in iTunes, Delete all the songs.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:24 AM   #4
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Just delete EVERYTHING.


Hold an App down, Click the X, Delete. Repeat.


in iTunes, Delete all the songs.
That doesn't clear all personal data on the phone. Do a reset.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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so when resetting the jailbreak and unlock remains???
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:04 AM   #6
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so when resetting the jailbreak and unlock remains???
Yes it does. As long as you do not do a restore.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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I do not want to have to restore the phone? So the best way is to clear is to reset it? What is the best way to reset.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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Wondering this myself I am in the same boat.

Original baseband with original firmware on my iPhone 4 never upgraded at all.

Need to get it unlocked, and then reset the phone to default while keeping my unlock/jb.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:02 PM   #9
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anyone else?
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:15 AM   #10
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anyone? not sure how to do a reset without doing a restore.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:23 AM   #11
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anyone? not sure how to do a reset without doing a restore.
Look at the first response in this thread, instructions are there.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:44 AM   #12
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Just delete EVERYTHING.


Hold an App down, Click the X, Delete. Repeat.


in iTunes, Delete all the songs.
LOL... ya, best way definitely
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:52 AM   #13
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Reset and erase EVERYTHING; take out MicroSIM card and send it off to the new owner...

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Just delete EVERYTHING.
Hold an App down, Click the X, Delete. Repeat.
in iTunes, Delete all the songs.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 12:42 AM   #14
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What if you leave the microsim in?

I've never removed mine before - my new phone has always been activated on the sim it came with, so what would be the purpose of removing the deactivated one? (not snark, genuinely wondering).

Also, I did the erase and reset - and it was done in just a couple of minutes. I don't remember it being that fast before - should I be concerned?
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In my experience, "Erase All Content and Settings" on a jailbroken iPhone causes an infinite boot loop that requires a restore.

FYI...
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 01:28 AM   #16
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In my experience, "Erase All Content and Settings" on a jailbroken iPhone causes an infinite boot loop that requires a restore.

FYI...
I found this out tonight, my phone was jb'd on 1.59 baseband.
Tried to erase from phone settings and it wouldn't boot.

In the end I restored with older firmware and kept my baseband,
but the process would've been a lot easier if I did a little reading first.
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The SIM card ties you to that iPhone, so if you take it out before you sell it, your account is disassociated with the iPhone you just sold...
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 03:45 PM   #19
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In my experience, "Erase All Content and Settings" on a jailbroken iPhone causes an infinite boot loop that requires a restore.

FYI...
when i sold my iPhone 5 jailbroken i used a tweak called semi restore.keeps only the jailbreak, worked like a charm.
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