Best way to "clear" my old iPhone for sale.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rooskibar03, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

    Rooskibar03

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    Needless to say Friday almost on us and the old iPhone needs to make way for the new one. With that said, should I be okay with a factory restore before I put it up for sale, or is it like selling a HD.

    Do I need to wipe it somehow? Would unlocking it make it more or less secure from my end?
     
  2. eggplant macrumors newbie

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    I'd wait till the new firmware comes out as it is reported to have a secure erase function for your data.

    Jailbreaking/unlocking would make it less secure for you since the other person will find it easier to access the filesystem.
     
  3. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

    velvetelvis

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    magnet... no really eggplant is correct. fw 2.0 will have a secure erase
     
  4. Emilio G macrumors regular

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    Sort of the same question...

    I'm wanting to give my iPhone to my wife when I pick up the 3G but I want to erase it completely before I do. But here's the thing. I'm going to have her phone switched over to my old iPhone when I get my new one. Basically, when I leave the Apple store, i'll have my 3G iPhone with my number and my old iPhone will have her number.

    Should I do a secure erase when I get home or should I do one before I take it over to the Apple store?

    Either way is fine with me but I want to make sure she starts from scratch with my old phone when I give it to her.
     

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