Hacking then restoring

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 4ndr3w, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. 4ndr3w macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    I want to hack my iPhone, but am worried about having to bring it to Apple for repair after hacking it. I am not worried about the hacking bricking it, but the up volume button on the side of the phone is stuck, and I need to bring it to an Apple store when I have a chance. All I want to do is install Installer.app, and a few apps, nothing major like unlocking it. After hacking it, can I do a full restore in iTunes, and make it look like it did day 1? Will Apple be able to tell I hacked it? I don't mind having to do a full restore before I bring it in for service.

  2. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    Yes you can do a full restore and Apple will never know the difference
  3. dakooga macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    I've done the same thing as I wanted to see the different sim tools in operation so I restored each time. It's a bit of a pain because it then needs to reactivate each time but it's definitely a clean flash wiping out anything you previously had on the iphone.

    ~ kooga

    I should that I read elsewhere to do a complete wipe you need to reset the baseband which is *apparently* not reset during a normal restore. The author claims it leads to a need to reactivate the phone etc etc... oddly though I needed to do that when I did a restore too so don't rely on my comments above.

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