Doing a FULL itunes restore?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jsnuff1, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    I know clicking on the restore button in itunes does not completely wipe everything off the iphone. Is there a way to get itunes to completly wipe off the iphone and return it to a virgin state? Will restoring in recovery mode do this? Thanks.
     
  2. ajl917 macrumors 6502

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    I think recovery mode will completely wipe the phone...
     
  3. munroe macrumors regular

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  4. adamsweeting macrumors regular

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    Putting the iPhone into DFU mode will do a complete reflash of OS and BB AFAIK.
     
  5. munroe macrumors regular

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    There seem to be issues where iTunes saves some preferences and puts them back on the phone after the restore. This caused assorted problems with subsequent jailbreaks. Hence the strategy of making it "new phone" as opposed to simply restoring.
     
  6. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    If you're on OSX, make a new user profile, open up iTunes and restore via DFU mode and it'll be completely clean.
     

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