Erasing data ? / Have jailbroken iphone 3gs and I want to

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RoadWins, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. RoadWins macrumors newbie

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    to erase my data and sell the phone. It is 4.0.1 jailbreakme.com and Ultrasn0w 1.1-1. Surely there is something on Cydia that will do this. Have searched and the only thing I see is erase all data and rejailbreak. I am worried I will end up upgrading the phone and not be able to jailbreak. Any help?
     
  2. RoadWins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alternately if I erase all settings how do I set it up without it upgrading to 4.1?

    Thanks
     
  3. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    If your SHSH blobs are saved with Cydia, DFU restore to the latest OS that Cydia has on file and re-JB.

    An erase all with most JB devices likely will end you up with an inoperable phone until you DFU restore it.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I don’t know what you mean. Erase all content and erase all settings are the same thing. You’ll make the phone un-jailbreakable on 4.0 and locked for the foreseeable future. Don’t do it.

    I would just sync the phone with nothing and do a reset all settings (not the same as an erase all). Anyone wanting to get info that is on the iPhone will have to do a lot of work, if they can even recover anything.

    Edit: Or do what the poster above stated, IF you have the blobs saved.
     
  5. RoadWins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to clear all my personal data so I can sell the phone. But I want to sell it jailbroken so I don't want it to upgrade to 4.1. I have an Iphone 4 so want to get rid of my 3gs but I am very new to jailbreaking.
     
  6. RoadWins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will this work?

    Have been searching all day but every time I find a helpful post there are 15 that say don't do it that way. I want to keep my jailbreak and remove all personal info from phone SHSH Blobs are on cydia.

    can I

    1. Click erase all content and Settings

    2. Change itunes host file to cydia

    3. restore using itunes using 4.0.1 (do I have to be in DFU mode)

    4 rejailbreak.

    or am I missing a step.

    ie do I have to upgrade to 4.1 then go back to 4.0.1?
     
  7. RoadWins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BTW I really can't believe an app developer has not written an app that will do this

    Would be a real money maker
     

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