Important Read If You Are Selling An Iphone!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KnowNol, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. KnowNol macrumors member

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  2. menist macrumors regular

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    I sold my 3GS today, the tip is, just make sure you restore your iphone before you sell.
     
  3. truciet macrumors 6502

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  4. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Dude just clear all settings and restore as new, all your info is then gone,
     
  5. truciet macrumors 6502

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    Actually just resetting your settings and restoring will not wipe it completely. The best thing to do is "Erase all content and settings."

    It will take an hour or more depending on size (32gb is like 2-3 hrs!)

    Once it finish, the phone will be wiped and you will have to connect it to iTunes and restore the firmware from scratch.
     
  6. KnowNol thread starter macrumors member

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    that doesnt remove every thing
     
  7. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    +1 I've been preaching this for so long. People don't listen.
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I thought by now everyone knew data can be recovered unless the storage media is written/deleted many times over.

    If you didn't know that then think about this, giving an old computer to charity or throwing it out, compromises the data that was on the drives. Either destroy the drives or run a write/delete program on them first.
     
  9. icanhasiphone? macrumors regular

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    Will 'erasing all content and settings' remove the jailbreak and unlocks on iPhones?
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Yes, it will jack up a jailbreak. You will have to get into DFU mode, restore, and jailbreak again.
     

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