iPhone Selling JB Iphone 5; Deleting personal data

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MrMacMini, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. MrMacMini macrumors regular

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    Ive been thinking of selling my JB iPhone 5 (ios 6.1) and upgrading, but I want to give the buyer the option to stay on JB 6.1 or upgrade to iOS7.

    Is there an easy way to keep the JB and delete all my personal data?
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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  3. tateu macrumors 6502

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  4. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Just curious, since you're jailbroken, what would happen if you just go in and delete this leftover file?
     
  5. tateu macrumors 6502

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    If I had time, I would have done that and then continued setting up the phone and tested it for a few days. Unfortunately, I am lazy (and a big procrastinator) and waited until late the night before I had to ship the phone to a buyer on eBay. I saw the leftover files and just decided to wipe it clean with a 7.x update.

    Would iOS have created a new keychain file when it rebooted and didn't find one? If so, then that would be one more thing to do.
     
  6. tateu macrumors 6502

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    Well, I tried it with my iPad 1.

    iPad -> Settings -> Store -> signed out of Apple ID
    Deleted everything in /Library/Keychains/
    Deleted /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imservice.FaceTime.plist
    -- contained personal iMessage account info
    Deleted /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imservice.Madrid.plist
    -- contained personal iMessage account info
    Deleted Diagnostics logs in /private/var/mobile/Library/Logs/CrashReporter
    Rebooted

    A new keychain-2.db and TrustStore.sqlite3 file were created in /Library/Keychains/ and none of my Apple ID info could be seen in iPad -> Settings -> Store or iPad -> Settings -> Messages or iPad -> Settings -> iCloud

    I was no longer able to sign into Messages with my Apple ID, though. I thought it had to do with these deleted files:
    /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imservice.FaceTime.plist
    /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imservice.Madrid.plist

    so I put back the original files (I didn't really delete them, just moved them to a safe place) and rebooted again. I still couldn't sign into Messages. Kept getting an activation error. I am not really sure what is going on there. Is it because of the files I deleted or something else? I was able to sign into the store with my Apple ID, though.

    Now I have a device that I can't use for iMessage and it wouldn't be very ethical of me to sell it as jailbroken without disclosing that iMessage may not work until the buyer does a complete restore, losing the jailbreak.
     
  7. MrMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    I found this but haven't tried:

    http://semi-restore.com/

    software only works on PC. If anyone is brave enough to try it let us know if it works.
     
  8. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Yea this came out after ilex rat. Had a to. If potential and originally offered more than ilex rat. But ultimately it was reported to have issues and ilex rat continued to add some stuff. Fewer people complain about ilex rat. Therefore it is frequently recommended while this one not as much.
     

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