Skeptical about selling a Reformatted 3GS to a eBayer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by CPA, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. CPA macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Upgraded the iPhone and recently sold the 3GS on eBay. The strange thing is that the eBay buyer had bought over 100+ iPhone 3GS and 3G according to his feedback and continues to buy.

    First thought that came to mind was that he "unlocks" the iPhone and resells it.
    But no, he only buys jailbroken/unlocked/refurbished iPhones at the average going price and don't resell.

    So I am a bit concerned. Is this guy "data-mining" all the previously owned iPhone for fraudulent activities?

    I'll be formatting the 3GS via the General settings but not confident if it will permanently delete all the personal information.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

    FrancoisC

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    Maybe he resells elsewhere... Worst case, ask him or don't sell to him
     
  3. FiXPOD macrumors newbie

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    If you restore using DFU mode all the data on the phone will be gone. Unlike a hard drive, flash memory doesn't hold data after it has been erased.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    Stop beeing paranoid.
    Who knows and who cares what he does with the iphones he buys.
    As long as you restore and setup as new you are good to go.
     
  5. advocate macrumors regular

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    Don't make stuff up.
     

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