Clearing personal data off a jailbroken Iphone 3G

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  1. lejudicieux macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I want to sale my unlocked and jailbroken 3G on Craigslist. In my area, an unlocked and jailbroken Iphone 3G is worth $180 to $200 while a untampered Iphone 3G is a mere $120 to $140.

    I purchased the phone used already this way on firmware 4.0.1. I have never synced or backed up this phone on the computer.

    I want to clear out as much personal data off my phone; aside from the obvious (email accounts, internet history, SMS, contacts) how would I go about doing this all while keeping the phone in its current state?

    Assumability, connecting it to Itunes, restoring it, and re-unlocking and jailbreaking it would be impossible.

    Thanks!

    Lejudicieux
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Settings -> About -> Reset -> Clear All Data (or something liek that)
     
  3. lejudicieux thread starter macrumors member

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    And you're 100% sure this won't harm the jailbreak/unlock?
     
  4. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Positive.
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    NO NO NO NO STOP STOP STOP STOP

    This will **** your phone up.

    You will need to restore.

    If you don't care about unlock, then that's ok, but otherwise, you can't use that button.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sure your positive:rolleyes:
    OP, if you do that you will lose both the JB and the unlock and you will need to restore your iphone cause it wont boot up at all.
     
  7. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Okay, I'm an idiot.

    I could've SWORN that was how you did it, my bad.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its ok, not an idiot but just a mistake.
    You gotta be carefull cause its very easy to mess up and lose the unlock for a long time till a new one comes out.
     
  9. lejudicieux thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't done anything yet, I suppose the only surefire way is to delete things manually.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, either delete things manually or create a custom 4.1 IPSW with pwnage and restore to that.
    Then install ultrasnow from cydia to unlock. Up to you.
     
  11. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I just did the reset to my old iPhone 2G as i read the other poster recomended it, i dont know how the situation is now but the last i saw it it was stuck on the apple logo with that spinning thingy. How should i restore it?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Just plug it to itunes and do a restore.
    Then if if you want to JB and unlock it again you will have to run redsnow.
     
  13. lejudicieux thread starter macrumors member

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    (Things I understood)(Holy french toast, what is that man saying?)

    I'll go with the first, lol.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    That would be alot easier probably for you:D
     
  15. lejudicieux thread starter macrumors member

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    I appreciate all of your help!

    Cheers.
     

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