Selling an ipad1-how to wipe?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by glen e, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. glen e, Mar 13, 2011
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    glen e macrumors 68030

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    Selling a pad to a friend...its a 3g unit...want to wipe everything...is it as easy as reset--->all settings?


    And then sign on to att same way on my new ipad2?
     
  2. JustCrusin macrumors member

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    Doing a restore on the unit from iTunes restores all factory settings. If you are planning on restoring to your iPad2, make sure to do a backup first.
     
  3. tshandy macrumors newbie

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    Will this securely erase the drive? Where even the most dedicated hacker wouldn't be able to find anything?
     
  4. patrickj macrumors regular

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    No, most likely not - that would likely require more specialist tools and more effort. There is a dev team member - Jonathan Zdziarski is his real name - who focuses on iOS security and assists law enforcement with forensic recovery and such on iOS devices. Here's his site:

    http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/

    You may find better info on iOS data wipe and recovery there I think.
     
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