When you sell your jailbroken/unlocked iPhone, what stage do you send it of in?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jlmitnick, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. jlmitnick macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2009
    When you sell an advertised jailbroken/unlocked phone, what exact state do you sell it in? In other words, when you complete the restore to the custom pwned 4.0 firmware, you get to the screen where it asks you if you want to set up your phone as new, or restore from a backup, and meanwhile your iPhone on its screen says it is activated.

    Do you sell it like that? Or do you proceed to set it up as a new iPhone, and then go and install ultrasn0w?

    Does it matter? I mean for it to actually be unlocked, ultrasn0w needs to be installed, but that's a trivial step. But if you proceed with setting up as a new iPhone, then won't the buyer miss the chance to restore from a backup (to get all their settings in) - he won't have (or shouldn't be expected to have) a custom pwned jailbreak or know how to do any of that, so he can't do a restore without losing it, correct?
  2. thekarbunkler macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2009
    don't set it up as a new phone, just unplug at that point. open cydia, install ultrasn0w. viola.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Just set it up as a new phone, launch cydia, install the unl0ck and box it up.
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    if you set it up as a new phone, then the person who gets it will have to go to settings -> store and log out. they will have seen your itunes account name, which makes a brute force attack on your account a lot easier.

    when it asks if you want to set it up as a new phone or restore from back up, do neither. just unplug it.
  5. nozebleed macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    do you have a phone you want to sell me? heh heh heh

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