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Thread: How To: Fully Wipe Your iPhone
06-06-2008, 09:57 AM #1
How To: Fully Wipe Your iPhone
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06-06-2008, 02:38 PM #2
This will come in handy, awesome job.
06-06-2008, 06:36 PM #3
ipuc doesnt work with the new MobileDevice Framwork of itunes. any way to adapt iphuc (could always use ibooter)?hit thanks if thanks are due.
06-06-2008, 08:18 PM #4
the guide says he "supposes" this will work if you want to return the phone to apple. can anyone confirm if this is true.
06-06-2008, 08:31 PM #5
i checked the script. all it does is erase nvram arguments that could have been set by other apps (like ziphone).
the nvram arguments are the only things that remain after a restore. this will wipe it clean.hit thanks if thanks are due.
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06-07-2008, 11:43 AM #6
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06-08-2008, 03:38 AM #7
ok, this is all good and that, i like that these guys have taken the time to do this, but can someone clear this up for me.
my jailbreak process:
restore to 1.1.4, open iliberty. iliberty wont work unless you disconnect and reconnect the phone to computer (then the phone is recognised by itunes) which iliberty says it must do.
then run iliberty .... couple minutes later, jailbreak/unlock/activated phone.
phone pops up in itunes again: "set up as a new phone" or "backup as ......."
your selling the phone right, its only fair if the new owner gets to do this so just unplug the phone.
you've followed the steps in this guide, restored your phone, not synced with itunes but STILL when you tap on itunes on your phone, scroll to the bottom and your itunes account is still right there.
in between the new buyer recieving the phone and doing their first sync with itunes, there is a clear gap possible where they could buy "X" amount of music from itunes.....
i guess it wouldnt sync with their computer and that, but i'd rather not spend "X" amount of money in itunes, or even have any chance of this happening.
QUOTE FROM GUIDE:
" The iPhones system and partitions will be zeroed by this and will require a restore after using."
so the buyer is going to get our itunes accounts!!
06-08-2008, 05:12 AM #8
06-08-2008, 06:03 AM #9
worked a treat, nice one.
07-16-2008, 11:05 AM #10
I am in a pickle. I tried this method and got the following message:
Last login: Wed Jul 16 09:40:29 on ttys000
macs-mac-mini:~ mac$ /Users/mac/Downloads/Wipe/iPHUC ; exit;
>> By The iPhoneDev Team: 1836019489
CFRunLoop: Waiting for iPhone.
recovery callback: Connected in Recovery Mode
recovery callback: Entering shell in Recovery Mode.
(iPHUC Recovery) #: filecopytophone Wipe.bin
07-16-2008, 11:13 AM #11
A particle accelerator would fully wipe your phone.Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
04-08-2010, 10:37 AM #12How to fully wipe your iphone
The url http://thebigboss.org/repofiles/nonrepo/Wipe.zip does not seem to
have the file wipe.zip.
Does anybody have a copy of this file that they would like to share.
I would be most greatfull for any help on getting this file.
04-12-2010, 02:10 AM #13
will keep this in mind thnx!
04-13-2010, 07:23 PM #14
This is really useful if you're selling the phone over eBay and what not.no spam
05-05-2010, 07:14 AM #15thanks
useful post, thanks!!mod/edit links removed
05-08-2010, 07:06 AM #16
does your phone have to be JB to do this? I just restored to stock firmware but i want to complety wipe since it left 280 mb in 'other'
05-11-2010, 05:35 AM #17
This was great for my friend! He thanks your deeply.
05-17-2010, 09:13 AM #18
the links are all dead the instructions are useless without the wipe.zip file, yet people are thanking the poster two years later?
does this still exist?
if so the links need to be fixed
as of today and for the past 4 months it has not existed, so people stop thanking people for things you are not trying or checking first.
as of may 17 2010 this is a dead and moot thread
05-22-2010, 11:30 PM #19
I think your suppose to have 280 mb in "other" which is system stuff. If you complete restored, the other stuff is wiped off old.Meh...