With the 3G iPhone soon upon us and some very convincing rumors of sweet new features (see our News Page)…I have a feeling many of you (31% according to our poll) will be selling your iPhones and upgrading to the 3G iPhone. Well, before you do, you may want to consider wiping your iPhone. The iPhone Wiper tool allows you to completely wipe all information off of your iPhone. We have all heard the rumor of how someone who purchased a previously owned iPhone was able to pull off some of the previous owner’s information (even after a restore). So, to avoid any possibility of that happening to you, you might want to consider wiping it. Below is the ReadMe from the .zip file on how to wipe your iPhone. You can get the app HERE.
IPHONE / IPOD TOUCH WIPE TOOL
This tool performs a zero-write wipe of an iPhone / iPod Touch device and is
intended for lawfully erasing the contents of a device prior to resale. The
device’s system and user partitions will be zeroed by this operation, and
will require a restore through iTunes when complete.
The author of this tool shall not be held liable for any damage caused to a
device by use of this tool, or other losses of any kind. Use entirely at your
1. Obtain a working copy of the iPhone Utility Client (iPHUC) on your desktop
machine. iPHUC can be downloaded from http://code.google.com/p/iphuc/
2. Use iPHUC to place the device into recovery mode by using the ‘enterrecovery’
command, or force the device into recovery mode by holding in the home and
power buttons simultaneously until the restore screen appears.
3. Once the device is in restore mode, exit iPHUC, then re-enter it. This will
enable recovery commands. Issue the following commands to load and run the
recovery callback: Connected in Recovery Mode
recovery callback: Entering shell in Recovery Mode.
#: filecopytophone Wipe.bin
#: cmd setenv\ boot-args\ rd=md0\ -x\ -s\ pmd0=0×9340000.0xA00000
#: cmd saveenv
#: cmd bootx
4. The wipe tool will load and execute. You will be given a 30-second warning
prior to commencing wipe to change your mind. After this, ALL DATA WILL BE