Reformat iPhone Completely?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mpuck972, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    mpuck972

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    Is there a way to wipe it clean, and completely reinstall the firmware? The upgrades from Apple dont clean everything up.

    I restored, and then upgraded to 1.1.3, but my title bar at the top of the screen still shows a custome carrier, wifi icon, and the clock is stuck at 9:42!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I'm not positive but you can try this:

    1. Go into Settings > General > Reset

    2. Hit "Erase all Content and Settings."
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    mpuck972

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    I believe all that will do is erase contact, and email info.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Another idea would be to restore in iTunes, and instead of "restoring from a backup" when prompted, set it up as a new phone. You'll lose your backup, but it might just wipe the system clean :))
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    kwjohns

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    mpuck, I'd like to know this as well so if you find the answer, please post it! Thanks.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    mpuck972

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    The answer is in the first quote. This completely removed EVERYTHING including pictures, notes etc.
     
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    kwjohns

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    Any way to sync back up with a profile to get your photos, notes, etc. back after doing that?

    The main reason I am interested is because when you do a restore, it doesn't remove a lot of the data that 3rd party apps place on your phone and I may possibly be interested in removing that by formatting, and then syncing back over my legit iPhone stuff someday.
     

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