iTunes Restore does not wipe your drive clean.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by darngooddesign, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    This is just a FYI.

    I've long suspected that doing a restore left traces of your previous jailbreaking. I just upgraded to 114 and did a restore twice and my 3rd party app preferences were copied to var/mobile/library/preferences.

    Just a heads up to anyone who thinks that hitting restore will blank-slate your iphone.
     
  2. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    so if you needed to bring it in for service they would know it had at one time been hacked?
     
  3. darngooddesign thread starter macrumors G3

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    Logically they would have to have a way of browsing the Phone's filesystem. The question is whether they have a way to do that? A better question is whether they care if its been JBed but not unlocked.
     
  4. werkedm3 macrumors member

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    I think the trick is to not restore from the previous settings, and set it up as a new iphone. I have not tested it by looking at the file system, but I did that last time and it seemed as though none of the settings were retained for programs, whereas they were when I chose to restore the iphone image
     
  5. derandrew09 macrumors newbie

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    what if u just deleted the whole file system, then did a DFU restore? im pretty sure that would clear everything... or would that just brick it?
     
  6. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    Restore does clear EVERYTHING however when iTunes asks if you would like to restore from a backup it copies those settings back.
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    This is correct.
     
  8. Dadeleine macrumors member

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    I just restore (in ziphone) my phone, brought it into the Apple store, handed it in and got a new replacement. They had no idea it was hacked....ever.

    when you restore it and then go to set it up, do it as a new phone in itunes.

    easy.
     
  9. cprint macrumors newbie

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    can i restore using iTunes? if not, I do not see where to restore on ziphone. please advise
     

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