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    Selling iPhone 3GS, do I remove my SIM card?

    I am going to sell my iPhone 3GS, I did the reset all to clear the phone. My question is do I remove the SIM card before selling it?

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    yes. that sim card contains your personal information.
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    You will use that sim in your new phone.

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    Yes. Never leave anything that is tied up to your information. Even if you account is terminated. Always Clear your Phones and reset.

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    I removed the SIM card and restored the firmware on the iPhone to be certain it's cleared. How does someone now go about activating the phone now? It's now locked with the emergency dial only menu. Do they just stick a good SIM card in the phone and will iTunes activate it?

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    Yes, that's all it takes, an active SIM that works with your iPhone's network (since it's likely locked) and iTunes will activate it.

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    The sim doesn't have to be active. It just has to be an AT&T sim. With that, they can get it to the home screen.

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    Also to note, you should wipe all your settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset all content and settings. This completely wipes all traces of information on the memory. Takes about several hours depending on your memory capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty1235 View Post
    Also to note, you should wipe all your settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset all content and settings. This completely wipes all traces of information on the memory. Takes about several hours depending on your memory capacity.
    Only on the original iPhone and iPhone 3G. It's near instant on iPhone 3G [S] and iPhone 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF View Post
    Only on the original iPhone and iPhone 3G. It's near instant on iPhone 3G [S] and iPhone 4.
    I noticed that it also reset quickly and found out Apple only deletes the encryption keys which had me slighty nervous, that means the data is still on the flash if some clever hacker could create the keys. That's why I did a firmware restore, I read that is a more secure wipe.

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    ^ I've read that to. I'll do both just in case.

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