Need to sell my iphone 4.....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by noupf, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Just upgarded to the iphone 5 and need to sell my iphone 4 as well as my wifes. What do I need to do to the old iphone 4's in order to sell them? Do I just need to take out the sim cards ( at&t phones ) or is there a way to clear the phone completely?

    Thanks
     
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    dictoresno

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    Remove the SIM cards and do a full restore from the settings menu
     
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    rmhop81

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    Go to settings, general, reset, erase all contents and settings...will delete everything on your phone. Then remove sim...
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    How much are you selling it for just curious
     
  5. noupf, Dec 5, 2012
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    thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry guys, 2 more questions......


    1) so i can just sell the phone with no sim card in it? At&t will supply the new owner with one when the activate the old phone?

    2) I synched and restored my new iphone 5 and none of my apps are there.....what do i need to do?

    thanks !

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    whatever ebay yeilds. $225+ from what i've seen for mint ones. Mine are both near perfect.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Get it unlocked from AT&T before clearing it out. The word "unlocked" seems to represent an extra 50 bucks or so on CL and eBay.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I'd head over to AT&T and seek their advise.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    If you haven't erased your old 4 yet then connect it to a wifi and back it up to iCloud. Make sure your apps are set to backup to iCloud in the iCloud settings on the phone. Once the backup to iCloud has been completed, erase the new 5 and restore it from the iCloud backup you just made. This will restore all your apps and their data just as you had them on the 4.

    ***IMPORTANT*** Make sure you are running the latest version of iOS 6 on the iPhone 4 before you make the backup. A new iPhone can only be set up from a backup made running the same version of iOS as the phone that is being setup. So if your iPhone 5 is running iOS 6.0.1 then the iPhone 4 MUST be running iOS 6.0.1 when you make the backup.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Just reset all settings and you are good to go.
     
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    CosmoPilot

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    Wirelessly posted

    After the reset and SIM card removal, I'd log into iTunes and remove it from your managed device list.

    iTunes > Account > Manage Devices
     

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