How to wipe my 4S before trade-in

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rbf1138, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    I have a jailbroken 4S that I'm trading in to Amazon. My 5 is activated and in use, but I don't want anything with icloud to get messed up or my 4S to get bricked. What's the best way to clear all my personal data from the 4S safely? Thanks!
  2. Deako macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Personally id software update the 4S via iTunes to iOS6, which will wipe out the JB and then perform a Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings on the 4S.
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    ^^ This, but also remove SIM before doing the Erase All Content
  4. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    I have a Verizon I still need to remove the SIM?
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    You do not want to hit "erase all content and settings" on a jailbroken iPhone. Just hook it up to the computer and restore it from there.

    If you do it from the iPhone it will just hang up on the apple screen, and you're going to have to connect to iTunes anyway.

    You can but it really doesn't matter.

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