iPhone sold on ebay: Restore enough?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Hambones, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Hambones macrumors member

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    I sold my iphone 2g on ebay, and I did a factory restore through iTunes with a downloaded 3.0 IPSW file (using the ctl+update).

    Is this enough to give to someone or should a wipe (through the iphone) necessary? If so, how could I do this as now my iphone is at the Activation screen since it was factory restored.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    I would do a wipe in DFU mode to make sure everything is cleaned to its best ability. I know the blackberrys offer a advanced wiping abilty, wish the iphone offered that.
     
  3. Hambones thread starter macrumors member

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    How could I do a wipe in DFU mode?
     
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Doing a google search or looking on youtube is your best bet. In a nutshell:

    1.Turn off phone
    2.Turn on phone as soon as screen lights up start holding home button.
    3.When phone Shuts off release ONLY the power button not moving your finger from the home button.
    4.Keep holding.

    the screen will be blank and black dont worry! Itunes should open saying the iphone is in recovery mode, then just restore. This should do a COMPLETE restore.
     
  5. Hambones thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, did exactly that and went into DFU and performed wipe.

    I'm only skeptical because the wipe from the actual phone itself took about 2 hours on my 3g. This took about 5 minutes. Just want to be sure I'm getting rid of everything..
     
  6. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Well now you wiped it twice, so double security. Other then that, I dont recall there being any more extensive restores im pretty confident in telling you all your data is wiped.
     
  7. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    most secure way to wipe you iPhone is to go into settings>general>reset>erase all content and settings.

    This can take up to two hours though.
     
  8. Hambones thread starter macrumors member

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    This I understand. However, I already did a factory restore through iTunes so now the phone is at the iTunes/Activation screen. I have no way of accessing anything on the phone itself (wipe you describe above) without inserting a sim card into the device and activating.

    Right?
     
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