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06-28-2012, 05:46 PM #1What will happen if I click "Erase all Content and Settings" or "Reset all Settings"?
What will happen if I click "Erase all Content and Settings" or "Reset all Settings"?
My goal is to re-jailbreak and unlock from scratch with out losing the 04.10.01 BB.
Phone stats -
iOS 5.1.1 (9B206)
I want to "re - jailbreak" and unlock my iPhone 4.
It's not able to receive "push" - iMessage, Find my iPhone, etc..
It also take crossed fingers and toes to hope it goes off the apple screen after turning it off and back on.
I.e., some times it will boot up on it's own in a few minutes, sometimes not at all. Sometimes works after I hold down power and home, sometimes not.
Sometimes if I leave it on the apple screen for 5 minutes or so and plug it in to my pc, it will boot a minute or so later, sometimes not.
Figure I'm ready for a clean install.
Right now it's jailbroke and I'm not sure what method previous owner used. Ultrasn0w is in Cydia sources but when I click on it the option is "Install" not "Modify".
Also have no idea what iOS and BB the phone was originally on. SHSH's are save on Cydia and TU.
Unlocked with Gevey sim.
06-28-2012, 05:50 PM #2
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06-28-2012, 06:08 PM #3
Thanks, I've read through that procedure a few times but I couldn't find anywhere that told me what would happen if I just clicked the reset feature(s) on the phone.
I've tried the custom ipsw procedure on a 3GS a while back and it didn't work to well. Ended up having to update it's BB to 6.15.00.
If saving and installing the custom ipsw on this iPhone 4 is my only option, looks like I'll have to give it a shot.
06-28-2012, 06:17 PM #4
Download the stock GSM 5.1.1 firmware here: iPhone 4 GSM 5.1.1(9B208) - Downloads - Apple, iPhone and iPad Forums | ModMyi.com
Then use sn0wbreeze to create a custom firmware using the GSM stock 5.1.1 firmware. If you DONT have an official sim card to "activate" it, you need to select the "Activate iPhone" option.
Once the custom firmware is created, put your iphone in PWNED DFU MODE, sn0wbreeze will tell you the instructions on how to do so after it creates the custom firmware, then SHIFT + restore in itunes
FYI #2: the custom firmware contains the jailbreak so you dont have to jailbreak again
Just make sure to backup in itunes first if you have any photos, contacts, etc.
06-28-2012, 06:17 PM #5
Just to say, erase all content and settings and erase all settings are two different things.
Erase all content and settings erases all content, and resets all settings to factory defaults.
Reset all settings just sets all the settings back to factory defaults (it does absolutely nothing to the content of the phone)
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06-28-2012, 06:34 PM #6
06-28-2012, 06:38 PM #7
when you use sn0wbreeze, use the "Simple Mode" option and if a message pops up asking you if you want to "Activate" your phone, make sure to select No
let us know if you encounter any "specific" errors in itunes.
FYI (again): When you restore, make sure to select the Custom firmware, and not the stock firmware, otherwise your baseband will update and you will not be able to use the gevey for unlock
06-28-2012, 06:39 PM #8
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06-28-2012, 08:40 PM #11
Got it.. Gettin it..
Got another 15 minutes to go on the ipsw..
Last edited by EVO; 06-28-2012 at 09:02 PM.
06-28-2012, 09:01 PM #12
06-28-2012, 09:14 PM #13
Will do. Thanks.
In case anyone else has this issue and reads thread for help....
As suggested in our PM, I got sn0wbreeze at
sn0wbreeze-v2.9.6.zip - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download - ClubedoiPhone
Ok.. Everything is downloaded.. Going to take my time and read through this all again and hopefully avoid mistakes.
06-29-2012, 04:30 AM #14
06-29-2012, 10:41 PM #15
All done! The JB went perfectly.
The Gevey unlock took a while but I finally got it done. Phone will turn off an on without issue now.
iPusher works, Find my iPhone works, etc..
Still working on Facetime and iMessage. Both are "Waiting for activation"
iCloud transfered my contacts and photos.
Can select items to put back on this phone from a previous backup?
I've only had time to do a little research on this and it seems like backups are all or nothing unless I get another program to assist.
Do you know if text messages are backed up?
Very happy with the progress so far. Thanks so much EVO (and all) for your help.
06-30-2012, 05:02 AM #16
Yes you can get the items back on your iPhone, you just need a backup of them. Text messages are backed up as well so no need to worry