If I do a "restore and erase all data" on my old 3G, will it erase my SIM too?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by duelingdragons, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering.. I'm selling my 3G to a friend, and I'm curious what I should do with the SIM thats in the 3G currently.
     
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    you need to take your sim card out. he's buying the phone, not the number, so he presumably already has ATT and just needs to pop his sim card in there.
     
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Here's another question. Once you start the "restore and erase all data," is it possible to stop it? I'm selling in a little while, and don't want to erase until the cash is in my hands in case the buyer flakes, but I don't want it to be reversible, obviously.
     
  4. auburnfan24 macrumors regular

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  5. bennypod macrumors member

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    Yes, if you hold down power and home it will abort the reset and erase. It puts it in recovery mode so he/she will still have to restore it.
     
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    So then they'll have access to my data, or no, because they won't be on my computer?
     
  7. bennypod macrumors member

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    It will be restored to factory settings after they restore, but they could get the data off the phone theoretically since a restore doesn't securely erase it, although that would be quite unlikely.
     

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