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iPhone 3G to 4Gen!, some questions

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I'm finally tired of my old 3G so im going to pick up a 4G later today.

My 3G is jail broken right now, do I just do a system restore to get it back to factory settings? I'm selling it to a guy at work and doesn't need it to be JB.

Should I do anything else to it before I sell it? I haven't sold a phone in forever.

Dumb questions I know, thanks in advance.
Edited by mastical - 2/5/11 at 7:58am
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post #2 of 10
Format the HDD unless he HAS to have the music and you already promised him, and yes. Restore it to defaults in iTunes.
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A restore should be enough. That'll delete all your personal data and files, so long as you don't restore your settings in iTunes.
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Great thanks guys.
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Dont do a system restore from within the phone you will probably brick it like I did mine because its jailbroken do it from itunes. And there is no iphone that has 4g just I phone 4.
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Dont do a system restore from within the phone you will probably brick it like I did mine because its jailbroken do it from itunes. And there is no iphone that has 4g just I phone 4.
Good point, restoring from the phone itself will run for hours if you let it. I'm not sure why it does, but it does. Do it from iTunes, it only takes a couple of minutes.
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Dont do a system restore from within the phone you will probably brick it like I did mine because its jailbroken do it from itunes. And there is no iphone that has 4g just I phone 4.
I love how no matter what you do you can't physically brick an iDevice. DFU is hardware based and will allow you to restore no matter what.
    
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settings>general>reset will clear all content permanently if your paranoid. personally id do a restore in itunes then the on the phone
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settings>general>reset will clear all content permanently if your paranoid. personally id do a restore in itunes then the on the phone
This is what I did when I exchanged my defective iPhone 4. It only took a couple of minutes.

FWIW, the iPhone 4 hardware sucks. My first one had a bad proximity sensor which caused the touchscreen to become active while I was talking on the phone. The replacement iPhone 4 I got isn't quite as bad but the touchscreen sometimes activates and makes the phone mute or dial numbers during a conversation since the phone is in contact with my cheek when I'm talking on it. Also, the "home" button on my 2nd phone barely works...I have to press it up to 20 times for it to do anything. I haven't had a chance to take it into the Apple store for a 3rd phone but will be doing that soon.

Everyone I know with a 3GS has never heard of the problems I have with the iPhone 4. So you're probably better off with a 3GS instead.
     
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This is what I did when I exchanged my defective iPhone 4. It only took a couple of minutes.

FWIW, the iPhone 4 hardware sucks. My first one had a bad proximity sensor which caused the touchscreen to become active while I was talking on the phone. The replacement iPhone 4 I got isn't quite as bad but the touchscreen sometimes activates and makes the phone mute or dial numbers during a conversation since the phone is in contact with my cheek when I'm talking on it. Also, the "home" button on my 2nd phone barely works...I have to press it up to 20 times for it to do anything. I haven't had a chance to take it into the Apple store for a 3rd phone but will be doing that soon.

Everyone I know with a 3GS has never heard of the problems I have with the iPhone 4. So you're probably better off with a 3GS instead.
ya i had the same thing w/ my iphone 2g. went thru 5 or 6 and apple just kept giving me knew ones. still on the original 3gs tho wanna trade it in cuz the chrome is all scratched and what not but i got the old bootloader and shsh blobs going back to 3.1.2
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