recover data from erased iPhone with jailbreak?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcalict, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. mcalict macrumors newbie

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    I've deleted apps, signed out of iCloud accounts, etc... and Erased All Content and Settings on an old iPhone 6 still running iOS 8. Supposedly erasing via Apples official method destroys the decryption key so any data is unrecoverable/scrambled. If someone jailbreaks the phone, could that enable a way to recover data?

    I know it sounds conspiratorial, but...
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I guess it depends on who gets hold of your old iPhone 6. Unless it's the FBI or CIA, it's unlikely that anyone would be able to unscramble and recover the erased data.
     
  3. eyoungren, Jul 3, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2017

    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Never mind. Misread.

    No way to recover the data. Even with a jailbreak.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, not going to happen.
    Everything on it is gone.
     
  5. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    This is a function that I love about the iPhone. I did the functional equivalent to that on an android device, gave it to a friend, and he found some of my music and pictures on the phone. I don't know if that was just exclusive to Samsung phones but I feel a lot better knowing that erase all content means just that on the iPhone.
     

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