Erase All Content and Settings

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by T3hPreacher, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. T3hPreacher macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008

    I am going to be giving away my SIMless iPhone. I intend to "erase all content and settings" under the Reset menu in General settings to delete all contacts, etc. However, I am concerned that this will re-lock the phone and necessitate AT&T activation to use it as an iPod again. I don't want that to happen. Will it do this, or am I safe in choosing that option?

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    When you remove the sim card, it will make the iPhone not be able to restore/update. If the sim has already been de-activated, it can't be re-activated. Put the sim back in and do a whipe on the Phone and a DFU mode restore in itunes to make sure your data is gone.
  3. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2007
    If you still want to use it as an iPod then don't do what he suggested... And I am 90% sure that "Erase Content and Settings" will lock up your phone again.

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