How to get rid of all evidence of a jailbreak (3gs)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nb23, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. nb23 macrumors newbie

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    So I keep getting the white screen of death so I've made an appointment for next week, but I need to get rid of all evidence that my phone has been jail broken.
    I no you can go through itunes and restore, but will this leave a trace?

    Is it better to do a DFU restore?

    Its a iphone 3gs 16gb.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Actually, I have found that going through the settings and selecting erase all content does a better job. Just restoring won't completely erase all traces of a jailbreak. I had the battery shown as a percentage and that doesn't get reset during a restore. You have to select the option on the iPhone itself to erase all content and settings to completely erase a jailbreak.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not true a full restore not from backup removes the battery %. However if you retire the phone from backup then the battery Icon and a few other things sit in the backup.
     
  5. nb23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will I lose my apps?
     
  6. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Apps are tied into iTunes. Unless you have "cracked apps" (SHAME!) then you can just sync them from iTunes after the restore.
     
  7. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I've done it twice. Neither time removed the battery percentage. I had to do what I posted above.
     
  8. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    He is right, a simple restore WILL NOT remove all the data on the iphone.
     
  9. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    uh...the battery % is allowed by apple....settings > general > usage > battery percentage on/off.
     
  10. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    The battery percentage is an option you can choose to have on or off in the settings under usage. On the 3GS this comes with the phone, unless you don't have a 3gS.

    oh yeah sorry didn't see that you already put that there.
     
  11. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    If you choose "Set up as a new device" when you restore the iPhone, all evidence of a jailbreak is erased. The only time some remnants are retained is when you restore and set it up from a previous backup. You can just set it up as a new device for your appointment, then restore it (or the replacement phone) from backup when you get back.
     
  12. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    ...right, because you restored from backup after you did the firmware restore.

    You need to set up as a new phone/not restore your backup. The "battery percentage in the status bar" bit is a preference that is stored in your iTunes phone backup.

    -- Nathan
     
  13. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Restore as new phone and you're all good.
     

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