Wiping a deactivated 1st gen 2.0 phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by packetjunkie, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. packetjunkie macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    A friend of mine upgraded his phone and is trying to wipe his old one before he gives it to someone else.

    Here's what he had to say:

    Prior to getting the new phone I updated the gen 1 iPhone to the newest version of the software and it did a lot of great things for the phone(no problems connecting anymore).

    Then I took my phone to get the new one and Apple did their deal and I walked out with a working new one and my original one with the old sim card in it.

    I got home and just tonight went to delete all the settings on the original so I could send it to you. But....the screen is stuck on the usb cable to iTunes graphic!

    There is a small lock at the top of the phone itself. I hooked it up to iTunes but it wants to activate the phone! I restored the software to original(it let me via iTunes)but the screen will not go to the Home Page!

    Any ideas?
  2. packetjunkie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Seems like once this happens the phone is unusable; he just wants to wipe it before he sends it out so it can be used by someone else.
  3. packetjunkie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Sorry for the bump, just hoping someone who can help will see this.

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