Selling jailbroken iPhone 4 tomorrow - anything special needed to reset?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gsugolfer, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

    gsugolfer

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    Since my 5.1.1 iPhone4 is jailbroken, do I need to anything before I restore in iTunes or is it safe just to restore without changing anything?

    I am selling my phone tomorrow and would like to return it to stock state.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Nope, you can just restore it as new. Don't restore from back up just set it up as new or leave it at the set up screen. If you're getting a phone other than an iPhone, turn off iMessage before you restore it.
     
  3. 262Runnr macrumors regular

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    Just restore it in iTunes then make sure to wipe it clean:
    Go to Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Contents & Settings.
    That will bring it back to factory original....
     
  4. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    While that would normally work, that procedure will not work on a jailbroken iphone. You must restore via itunes. Erase all content and settings will freeze the device and you have to restore in itunes anyway.
     
  5. 262Runnr macrumors regular

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    If you read my original post I said FIRST restore it in iTunes...
     
  6. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    My response was directed at 262Runner, which was quoted in my post.
     

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