About to give my Jailbroken iPhone away...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by idyll, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. idyll macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    I want to give my jailbroken iPhone to a friend, but before I do that I'd like to erase all of my personal info/apps/photos etc from it.

    My question is, if I do "Erase All Content and Settings" - will my iPhone remain jailbroken or will it be brought to a brand new state and need to be jailbroken again? What are my options?

  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    Erasing all content and settings will not only wipe your jailbreak, it will render the phone un-bootable. This is normal, and will require a restore + re-jailbreak. This is the safest thing to do to protect your data.

    Also, if you've purchased applications on Cydia, it's probably a good idea for your friend to purchase his own, instead of re-using yours. So erase, restore, re-jailbreak, then give it to your friend.

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