Erase All Content And Settings

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  1. NyYaNkEeFaN95 macrumors regular

    NyYaNkEeFaN95

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    Hey, I am running IOS 5 beta 4 and i decided to see if apple has changed the "Erase All Content And Settings" option because you can setup the iPhone without a computer. I when into settings and tapped it and it literally took less than 2 minutes to completely erase everything and clear all settings. Then it took me to the "Setup iPhone" screen. All without a computer in under 2 minutes. Wow
     
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Neat! :D I wonder if it will still "brick" a jailbroken phone.
     
  3. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean?
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    the rule is never do this with a jailbroken phone because it messes it up big time. It's fallowed by a post in the hack section I briked my iphone. it's not really bricked just needs a full restore. Brick means useless as a brick unusable. Of course awadeee knows that it's not really bricked 100% and having a little fun! ;)
     
  5. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh haha i can see how that can be a bad thing
     
  6. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't new to iOS 5. It's actually new to the iPhone 4 (and maybe 3GS, but 3G most definitely took about 45+ min). It's been here since iOS 4.
     
  7. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really...Come to think of it i never restored my iPhone 4 on IOS 4 without a comp so seeing it restore that fast on IOS 5 made me think it was a new feature.
     
  8. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah it's not new. It's on my iPad and was on my iPhone when I had it.
     
  9. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool it almost seems like it restores the phone faster than iTunes does...
     
  10. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_10 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E600 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Lol I had to erase all on my original iPhone, lord! It took like 2 hours an it was only a 4GB.
     
  11. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes restore actually re installs the firmware on the device whereas the Erase All settings just wipes your information off the phone while not touching the firmware.
     
  12. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ooooooo now it makes sense, thanks
     
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    they mean the 'erase all contents and settings' isn't new. but the setup screen is new to iOS5
     
  15. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea i really like the setup screen and since i am fully integrated into iCloud setup is so easy
     
  16. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't have said it better myself! :D

    Yes it is! But all it takes is a DFU restore. :)
     
  17. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I stopped jailbreaking after my battery life started to decrease
     
  18. labman macrumors 604

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    you were just running the wrong stuff, but that's another story. biggest problem with JB imo. everybody want's do reap the rewards and not do any work or research. not really including you just in general. We have some repeat threads in the hack section it's not funny.
     
  19. itsalexaye macrumors regular

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    I often restore my iphone. so doing it without my computer is a big help :)
     
  20. NyYaNkEeFaN95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5274d Safari/7534.48.3)

    I agree
     

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