how can i make sure everything is deleted from my ipod?

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  1. Dragon000

    Dragon000 New Member

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    I want to do a restore and sell my current ipod, but how do I make sure that everything such as contacts and address book and personal information are deleted entirely
    I've read that even restore still leaves traces of information on the device
    I've used iwipe cause that's the only thing i saw that comes close to it
    is there any other suggestion?
  2. iRa1n

    iRa1n Banned

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    Restore will wipe everything. Just set it up as a new ipod and make sure not to restore from a backup
  3. iBricked

    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    iRain is absolutely correct, don't trust programs other than iTunes to restore, others could permenantly brick your precious device and also wipe the boot process which is read-only meaning your ipod is dead...forever.
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    ChrisGonzales90 Banned

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    Yeah. itunes is the only thing that should be used to do a restore. Don't always believe everything you read.
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    Itunes is not only for restoring a good program. Some reasons: Free, easy to use.

    I use it 98% unless i will do something in the root directory or put files in another directory then i can with iTunes

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    Ezekeel New Member

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    Wow, you are really misinformed. First, if you are on Linux for restoring your iDevice you could give 'idevicerestore' a try. Second, how do you wipe a read-only code? Every component of the iOS boot chain that can be changed and thus be made unusable in a failed restore attempt can also be changed again back to a proper state. There is no way to brick an iDevice by a failed restore attempt.
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    Someone was watching porn on their device

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    Just do a restore, everything will be gone.
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    By the way, just so there's no confusion, I restored my device recently (because I jailbroke) and brought to apple to get the warrenty honored. They knew I restored very recently, but other than that no diagnostic info was there, but the iPod was not going on standby properly (thats what the genius said). He had no idea I jailbroke it.

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