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    Exclamation FOUND OUT: Restore not really restoring everything!

    Hi Guys!

    Ive had to restore my phone a couple of times now.
    What I notice is, after a restore, not every file is returned back to factory setting. For example the international caller ID file is still "my" version instead of the factory iPhone version.
    That makes me wonder, what other files stay left, changed by 3rd party software? It cant be good that lets say half of your iPhone remains "changed" and the other half is original made by the restore.

    Does anyone know how to get the phone, except for the baseband for anysim of course, back to factory condition?

    Im not talking about virginizing here because that is only restoring the baseband. Im talking about a all factory iPhone files restore.

    Thanks!



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    that's why the revirginator is out

    the restore is not a full restore, you are right

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    Quote Originally Posted by apercele79 View Post
    that's why the revirginator is out

    the restore is not a full restore, you are right
    Doesnt the revirginator only revirginate the baseband?

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    juggernaut you are correct, virginizing refers only to the baseband. more specifically the sec zone.
    im gonna guess and say that if you were to simply delete the file and restore it would notice it was missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
    Hi Guys!

    Im talking about a all factory iPhone files restore.

    Thanks!
    How is Apple supposed to recognize if you fiddled with your phone if everything would be factory restored


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    Quote Originally Posted by geejay101 View Post
    How is Apple supposed to recognize if you fiddled with your phone if everything would be factory restored
    They dont, thats the entire point.

    Or lets say, youve messed up system files of your phone.
    Then even a restore wont set those back
    There must be a way to do that, apple can set the entire firmware back at the genius bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by otachi View Post
    juggernaut you are correct, virginizing refers only to the baseband. more specifically the sec zone.
    im gonna guess and say that if you were to simply delete the file and restore it would notice it was missing.
    So what you are saying is, if you have a corrupt file, you delete it and the restore proces would notice it missing and replace it?
    If that is true then there must be a way of "Refactoryzing" the entire phone just like they can at the genius bar.
    Last edited by Juggernaut; 11-05-2007 at 11:57 PM.

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    hmmm maybe this is why when I restore, the phone still crashes and goes into restore mode. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenmaster View Post
    hmmm maybe this is why when I restore, the phone still crashes and goes into restore mode. ???
    Could be, my phone keeps crashing on me aswell so I would like to return all the system files to factory condition.

    EDIT: Anyone has thoughts on downgrading? I mean, to get all the version numbers of all the files right it would appear to me as if all files will be overwritten when downgrading. Otherwise a downgraded phone is left with some 1.1.1 and some 1.0.2 files. That cant be right.

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    Hmmm...

    I was just thinking about a restore today. My iPhone has been a lil buggy (I went a lil wild with the Installer Apps). I noticed that even when you uninstall an App using Installer, there are still files left behind on the phone. Not sure if this is the problem or not.

    So, is like this thread suggests, restoring using iTunes does NOT actually fully restore the iPhone, is there an alternative method?

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    ok it's a lil bit scary knowing this kind of info i think i might think twice about installing application to the phone right know

    someone know the way to full restore?


 

 
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