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    Default how to format my iphone
    Hello,
    i want to format my iphone . My ios is 4.3.3 . If i will use restore in itunes , it will format it but the ios will be updated to 4.3.5 and i want to stay in 4.3.3 .
    if i press " Setting > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings " it will format it ? apps will be deleted ? and jaillbrek ?
    thankx

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    Don't use this: "Setting > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings" Bad things happen!!

    The easiest way to remove all content is a restore. Otherwise, it's one-at-a-time manual delete.
    If you have 4.3.3 version SHSH blobs, it can be restored, jailbreak'd, and everything is deleted.

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    i saved my shsh with tinyUmberella
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    it's ok ? there is a tutorial to how restore and stay on 4.3.3 ?

    thank you

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    Good. 4.3.3 shsh blobs are saved.
    Are you using an official Apple authorized sim (AT&T in US)?
    If no, a custom firmware is required. The procedure is different.

    If yes, download 4.3.3 firmware and redsnow 0.9.6rc19 from links in signature.
    Start Tiny Umbrella, press start TSS Server, Verify TSS server running.
    Press shift(PC)/option(Mac), click restore w/iTunes. In new window select 4.3.3 firmware.
    Finished and restored to standard Apple.

    To jailbreak, run redsnow, select 4.3.3, check one (1) option 'install Cydia'
    Done.

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    thank you , but i don't have a micro sim yet and my iphone is locked , i have to buy a gevey sim

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    That's ok. Redsnow will activate the phone and add Cydia.
    The instructions will still work.
    The Gevey sim can be added later to unlock.

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    I saved a backup with nothing on it. Restore it with the back up n everything should get deleted like a new iPhone.

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    That's a great idea . Be sure to use a different name for the empty backup and the real one

    Was thinking about this a bit more. The normal stuff is empty (music, photos, contacts, phone records, etc). What about the stored iTunes account email address?
    Last edited by Mes; 09-11-2011 at 04:05 PM.

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    You can always open settings and delete the account info.

    There might be a file that stores those kind of information. But I don't believe so.

    What I normally do for friends that ask to wipe their data but keep cydia is using that method. Afterwards I go through and clear any thing else manually.

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    thank you , but how to make backup and how restore it , with iTunes ? and should i make the first step or a the backup method ?

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    After a restore, I would set up phone as new. Give it a crazy name like blank, and backup.
    The restore again, this time give it a normal name use that one for everything.

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    i really don't understand what's a name have with the restore :/

    i wii do this steps ok ?
    If yes, download 4.3.3 firmware and redsnow 0.9.6rc19 from links in signature.
    Start Tiny Umbrella, press start TSS Server, Verify TSS server running.
    Press shift(PC)/option(Mac), click restore w/iTunes. In new window select 4.3.3 firmware.
    Finished and restored to standard Apple.

    To jailbreak, run redsnow, select 4.3.3, check one (1) option 'install Cydia'
    Done.

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    Sorry, my post was directed to iPhonePlus1.

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    Question question
    I read this thread carefully.. but i want to ask you one more time (seems like you know what you're doing). I have a iPhone 4G 4.3.3 JB-ed but i'm using a Gevey Sim because it's locked in some unknown country( i suppose T-Mobile Germany ) . Well sometimes it's kinda slow and i want to do a clean up.. I heard Erasing&Reseting from the iPhone does bad things. I want to be sure if i do it with the ofw 4.3.3 from itunes then jb-it with redsn0w will still keep my 4.10.01 baseband and allow the gevey to work ?
    thank you in advance.

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