Erasing iPhone 3GS without losing the jailbreak / unlock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sphinx666, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. sphinx666 macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 3GS - how do I erase the data on the phone without losing the jailbreak / unlock? I am looking to sell it.

    Please do not suggest restore and the re-jailbreak / re-unlock. I've paid too much to do that already so I just want to erase the content.

    If I go to settings - general - reset - erase all content and settings ... will this lose the jailbreak?

    Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Don't ever use this function on your phone, it will hang at apple logo forever and your phone will need to restore.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cannot erase everything without restoring.
    If you do the erase all your iPhone will not start up again and you will be forced to restore.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    There is actually a Cydia hack called PanicRoom which is supposed to do this
    I have never used it
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting. What firmware versions is it compatible with?
    Very usefull if it works right.
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

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    I read about panicroom but forgot about it. I was excited at the time but since it looks like I'm keeping my I4 a while longer. Any way I looked in Chris says 3.1 on up is supported. Here is a link http://www.ijailbreak.com/cydia/cydia-app-panicroom/ good memory Dave!
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Thanks Dave (hope all is good :D )

    Yes, I have never tried it.
    For me, I just knock out a quick restore and set up as new.
     
  8. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    I learn some thing new today. For me, it is easier just to restore an Iphone with IOS as well. This would be good info to give to others who might not comfortable with restoring their phone.
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    Personally I think the old school full restore is best as well.. why take the chance with my personal info... :eek:
     

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