Erase All Content and Settings

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

  1. T3hPreacher macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    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

    ouimetnick

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    Beverly, Massachusetts
    #2
    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

    PhightinPhils26

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    Philly
    #3
    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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