: First Gen Iphone Question

Jul 14th, 2008, 08:30 PM
So I've decided to sell my original IPhone and buy the new 3g version. My questions is - what is the easiest method of deleting my info from my current phone before I sell it. Also, the phone needs to be unlocked when I sell it with 1.14 software.

Any suggestions?? I've been out of the unlocking thing for a bit so I don't know what the easiest/safest method is anymore.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Ace McDuck
Jul 14th, 2008, 08:46 PM
I assume you've already upgraded it to 1.1.4. Restore to 1.1.4 with iTunes - don't let it do a 2.0 restore (press the option key when you click on the restore button to be able to pick the release, again this assumes you have the 1.1.4 restore file on your machine).

Once it's vanilla, run ziphone or pwnage - you can google them to find the latest release. They're very simple to use, basically one button & a few minutes.

Jul 14th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Settings > General > Erase All Content and Settings

Jul 14th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks. I think I used ziphone last time. Where can I find the 1.14 restore file??

Jul 14th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Settings > General > Erase All Content and Settings

Wow - didn't realize you could do this. This would obviously be the easiest way - thanks.

Jul 14th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Just found both ziphone and 1.14 restore file. Do you think this is better than just erasing all content and settings??

Jul 14th, 2008, 09:06 PM
just a note, that type of erasing is not totally secure. This has been updated in iPhone 2.0, but the erase all content in iPhone 1.1.4 is not that secure. :(

Here's a suggestion from TUAW:
How to properly erase an iPhone - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) (http://www.tuaw.com/2008/05/21/how-to-properly-erase-an-iphone/)

Jul 14th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Does anyone know where I can download the 1.14 restore file?? I found several sites but when the download is finished the folder has quite a few files but the actual restore file is missing. Am I doing something wrong??

Jul 15th, 2008, 01:20 AM
Are you using Safari to download the file? if so it's probably treating it like a zip file and unzipping it automatically once it's downloaded. Check your trask for a file with the extension ".ipsw.zip" -- drag that file back to the desktop and rename to .ipsw (take off the .zip) and then option+click restore in iTunes.

Hope that helps.

Jul 15th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Thanks - that was exactly what was happening!!