Walk me through how to sell my iPhone 3G as unlocked/jailbroken!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbm248, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. tbm248 macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I've been reading through some threads on here but am still confused on how to properly do this. I'm trying to jailbreak and unlock my old iPhone 3G and then sell it. I of course don't want any personal data to be accessible to the buyer.

    My first step was to connect the iPhone to iTunes, restore to factory, and set up as a new phone. This seemed to work, but when I click on phone->contacts, under "my number", my actual phone number is still listed. I went into phone settings and changed it out to a random number, i.e. 1-234-567-8901, but I don't know if this was a red flag that somehow some of my information can still be accessed?

    If someone can provide a step by step on how to wipe the phone clean of all personal data, and then have it jailbroken/unlocked, and ready to sell, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you.
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Wait, was your SIM card still in the phone when you did all that? :)
  3. tbm248 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Doh! Yes, it was!

    As you can tell, I've never sold a phone before.

    Ok, so do I first remove the SIM card, and then restore to factory, setting up as a new phone?

    Then after that, how about jailbreak / unlock?

    And I'd be selling he phone WITHOUT the SIM card, correct?

    Thank you!
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I think you have to have a SIM card in there for apple to activate the phone. Someone correct me of I'm wrong but I think you want to do this:
    1-restore to factory with iTunes and with your sim card in.
    2-jailbreak and unlock
    3-remove sim
    4-make money :)
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Do lots of homework before attempting a jb.

    Use u tube for tutorials and for links for redsn0w.

    Search on this forum as their are threads you can follow which talk about jb the iPhone 3g.

    Im doing this before jb my iPhone 4.

    Alternatives are selling your phone as locked to the carrier or contact your carrier for the unlock process.

    In the Uk i can pay a small fee to my network to get my iPhone unlocked.

    Take care.
  6. tbm248 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2009
    So I would remove the SIM card after restoring as new, jailbreaking, and unlocking?

    I'd have to sell it WITHOUT the SIM card, correct?

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