Properly cleared iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tracie23, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Tracie23 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    #1
    I am trying to clear my 3GS to sell. I cleared it through itunes but I'd like to clear it again. The problem is that I took the sim card out and it won't connect to itunes again so I can re-clear it.

    Is there another way I can re-clear it without a sim card? It won't let me do it through the phone because it is not set up. I cut that sim card down to fit in my new phone.

    Is it that important to clear it more than once?
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    Carnegie and Ontario
    #2
    You should be able to put it into DFU mode and then restore through iTunes. That shouldn't require a SIM card at all.
     
  3. Tracie23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    #3
    Hmm. Thanks. I'm new to this so it's a bit scary. That doesn't jail break it does it?
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #4
    No, it's an Apple-supplied feature (that happens to help with jailbreaking).
     
  5. Tracie23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012

Share This Page