iPhone iPhone 4S restore without SIM card

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by spotsphill, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. spotsphill macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2009
    I've seen a lot of posts about restoring phones to factory settings for resale purposes, but none I found had information on doing this without the SIM card.

    I purchased the iPhone 5 and I just restored my old iPhone 4S to its factory settings (upgrading it to iOS6 and losing the jailbreak on purpose). The problem is that a few days ago when I switched to the iPhone 5 and shut down my iPhone 4S, I popped the SIM card out and cut it (I figured I wouldn't need it). Now that I just finished the restore process through iTunes it is asking for a SIM card to activate the phone.

    This is probably an easy, obvious question, but I want to be sure: Is all of my data wiped from the phone? I am preparing to ship it out to the buyer today. From what I see, my phone was restored to the factory settings and now it just needs to be activated by the new owner.

    Thanks for the clarification!
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    If you did a itunes restore yes it will have been wiped.

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