How to delete everything on my iphone 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cranksial, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Cranksial macrumors newbie

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    Dear members,

    This sounds a noob question, but it hasn't been solved for a couple of days by digging on the net myself. I have tried the method recommended by in old threads, but still not fixed yet.The method I tried on my iPhone 4S:

    Settings->General->Reset-> Erase All Content and Settings

    However, nothing happended in half an hour, only a black screen keeps flashing. I have done this several times without any luck. I need to erase my personal data before selling it out.


    Has anyone got a solid solution on this? I'd much appreciated for you input.

    Crank
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

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    Are you jailbroken? If so, Erase all Content and Settings does not work and screws up your jailbreak. You'll need to either use the iLEX RAT tool, or do a full restore in iTunes.

    If not, not sure what the issue is, but sounds like you'll need to restore through iTunes.
     
  3. Cranksial, Jul 30, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014

    Cranksial thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not jailbroken before. Follow the instructions by Apple doc but problem still exists.

    Edit: finally got the issue fixed by using an desktop erasing app: here is how it goes with step by step: How to pemenently delete everything on iPhone.

    What I loves about it is that I don't need to spend another a few hours to figure out with iTunes, which is hard to use on Windows.
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

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    Plug in to your computer and do a restore through iTunes.
     
  5. aidenh37 macrumors regular

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    Plug in to iTunes on computer and restore it. If you need recovery mode, search the forums for this.
     
  6. Ichkamo macrumors member

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    Use Find my iPhone, if you don't have it yet download it and enable it in iCloud. Select erase iphone. It will crush all of your data. If you don't have any other iDevices to do so you can do it from here : http://www.icloud.com using your apple ID.
    Hope I helped :)
     

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