How long does it take for Reset all Settings?
Due to a change in my companies policy, iPhone's are no longer allowed to be used so I'm selling my 3GS tonight and am doing a reset all on my 16GB 3gS. It's been going on for over an hour so far and I had 12GB free on it. How long does this take? I didn't want to do a factory restore through iTunes because there's too much confidential info on there and I saw at iPhone 3GS: Factory Reset this is the best way to reset it.
This has been going on for over 2hr's now. I don't have the SIM card in it because I was told to go back to my Blackberry. Could that have something to do with it? Also could I just stop the process by shutting the iPhone off and doing a factory restore from a new computer with iTunes on it?
Last edited by audit; 11-09-2009 at 11:36 AM.
- 11-09-2009, 11:35 AM #2
Is your phone stock or jailbroken? It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to do the erase all settings, but if your phone is jailbroken i'd be inclined to suggest doing the restore first. Do you already have a buyer?
It's jailbroken. I'm installing iTunes on my work computer now and then will doing the restore and then erase all settings. I already have a buyer that's meeting me at the local police station by my house.
- 11-09-2009, 11:42 AM #4
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- 11-09-2009, 11:49 AM #8
kewl, just wanted to make sure. The restore to stock firmware is going to take a little longer than just the erase to settings, but if you erase all settings on a jailbroken iphone, it's likely to put the phone in a state where it's unusable, and then you'll need to put it in dfu mode and restore anyway.
So you should start downloading the 3.1.2 firmware from apple, since you're going to have to sync that.
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- 11-03-2011, 06:43 AM #18iPhone Nanite
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Hi, I'm sorry for replying on such an old thread, but I'm also having the same problem.
I actually have a very unlucky combination, because I have an iPhone 3GS 16GB and its jailbroken. I've used about 9-10GB of storage but the real problem is that because of some random modification, I cannot connect my iPhone to my PC using an USB cable. My PC doesn't respond at all. So I can't put my iPhone in DFU mode and put a new firmware in it.
My iPhone has been factory restoring for well over 30 + HOURS. Does anyone know the maximum time it resets?
- 11-03-2011, 08:00 PM #19iPhone Nanite
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I have Cydia installed on my iPhone 4 but I never really jailbroke my phone. I am also trying to do the reset all content and settings but it's taking over an hour. Should I just plug it into a new computer? Won't that erase everything on it faster? It won't let me restore it back to factory settings and it hasn't loaded at all on the bar under the apple logo.
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