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poofyo101

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Jun 15, 2010
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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.
Thanks
 

iSaxon

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Jun 19, 2010
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Pittsburgh, PA
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.
Thanks

Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings

I sold my iPhone on eBay Saturday, and that's what I did.
 

EmbraceTheOne

macrumors 6502a
Aug 26, 2011
688
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Just delete EVERYTHING.


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


in iTunes, Delete all the songs.
 

poofyo101

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
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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.
 

LyricalMenace

macrumors member
Aug 8, 2010
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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.
 

greytmom

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Jun 23, 2010
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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?
 

N23

macrumors regular
Aug 3, 2009
160
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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.
 

carjakester

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Oct 21, 2013
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Midwest
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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