Clearing info off phone for resale- broken lcd

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by newguy55, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. newguy55 macrumors newbie

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    The lcd display went out on my old iphone 3g so I upgraded to the 3gs. I am going to sell my old 3g and want to know how to clear all my personal info off of it. Will just running a restore on itunes do it? I can't actually see the screen (I have the white screen of death) to see what info, if any, is still there.

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  2. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I would probably just put it in Recovery or DFU mode and leave it connected until iTunes asks you if it is a new phone or if you want to restore a backup. This should mean no more personal data exists on it
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
    Once you restore it thru itunes all your info will be gone.
     
  4. newguy55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks recovery or DFU mode, is that the same as just plugging it into itune and clicking restore? Thanks
     
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