permanently format iphone?

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  1. fondoo

    fondoo New Member

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    whats is the correct way to format your iphone? my iphone is acting strange where it tells me theres apps on it that i cant find. when i went to the app store to redownload the app, it said it was already installed and its no where to be found on the device. i tried restoring it as a new iphone and even resetting it from general > reset > erase all content and settings.
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    Naveen121 Well-Known Member

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    DFU Restore
  3. iBricked

    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    stick it in itunes and click restore. There are some "read only" things in there like th os which you cannot permanently destroy. or temporarily
  4. fondoo

    fondoo New Member

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    i tried sticking it in itunes and restoring without any luck. how do i get to DFU restore?
  5. ish1tsn0w

    ish1tsn0w Member

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    turn off while pluged in then hold power for 3 seconds then hold both the power and home for 10 seconds then let go of the power button but keep holding the home button for thirty seconds.
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    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    you said it backwards, and I think you stole that from me!


    Hold home button for 3 seconds
    hold home + sleep for 10 seconds
    Let go and wait until itunes recognises it.
    it should be a turned on but blank screen
    TRUST THIS ONE<
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    Yeah DFU restore always works.
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    DFU Restore is iPhone's version of formatting. You essentially remove the current software and install a new version.

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