Selling iPhone - any danger of activating it first?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MSUSpartan, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. MSUSpartan macrumors 6502

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    Selling my iPhone in an hour or so. I activated it so I can show the seller everything works and removed my sim. Any danger of leaving it activated before passing hands?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dav macrumors 6502

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    If it's a 3G/3GS it shouldn't be a problem AFAIK. I activate my phones with my friend's SIM all the time and it doesn't touch his account, nor leave any trace behind.
     
  3. MSUSpartan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great! I did do a restore and erased all contents/settings. I reactivated the phone and hopefully it's a new "hardware encryption" key so my old data can't be accessed.

    Also wasn't sure how push notifications were affected by the activation.
     
  4. dav macrumors 6502

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    Activating it with an official SIM allows the phone to receive push notifications. That's really the main reason I use my friend's SIM and don't hacktivate. Works great.
     

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