How do I prepare my iPhone for resale?

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  1. GtotheK macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I’m planning on upgrading to iPhone 4. I’d like to try and sell my old iPhone 3G on eBay or something. What do I need to do to prepare it?

    How do I wipe the iPhone of my info? Restore factory settings?

    Do I need to remove the SIM card?

    Should I jailbreak it and then try and sell it? Is that necessary? Or do you think it’s even worth anything, would anyone buy it?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    When you plug in your iPhone, just Restore it. Yes, please remove the sim card, it's yours. Jailbreak will help, but really depends.
     
  3. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    really?...this question is being asked AGAIN? I have personally answered this question in seperate threads many times. Please search, its come up so many times. :mad:
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I have a feeling there's going to be an enormous amount of iPhones on eBay for sale now that they intro'ed the iP4.
     
  5. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    to answer the OP. Just do a restore in itunes and make sure you have clicked off all the syncing. Take out the sim card and that's all there is to it.
     
  6. agjake01 macrumors regular

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    So we should wipe, then jailbreak & unlock, or just jailbreak to get the best sale? Thanks!
     
  7. itsjared macrumors regular

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    i put a new back cover on it and a new battery and a new screen but do what you will.:D
     
  8. asleep macrumors 68040

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    My 3G is not jailbroken.

    I want to wipe all of my personal data off the phone, but keep the software from updating to 4.0 because it doesn't seem to work very well with the 3G.

    Is there a way I can do this?

    I have an older version of iTunes on a back room desktop, fwiw.
     
  9. Dsking85 macrumors member

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    there is a factory restore option in the phone under settings. Won't update since you don't plug it into itunes.
     
  10. asleep macrumors 68040

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