The 'True Restore' thread
I thought I would start this.....
There seems to be a lot of confusion about restoring the iPhone to a clean state. The main issue that I came across through a dozen threads or so is the iPhone becoming 'buggy' or 'unstable' after installing and uninstalling applications and doing this over and over again.
This brings me to the following point. On the iPhone, like on a computer, when you start installing tons of applications then deleting them and repeating the process over and over again....it can lead to problems. In many cases the unistall process only removes some of the files leaving behind config files and other stuff that can be somewhat dissruptive when you end up with a lot of it!
The answer is to completely reinitialize the device and start fresh again. And by this I'm not reffering to revirginizing as this only deals with the Baseband and seczone.
What is needed is an actual true restore that completely flashes the iPhone and erases all of its content and reinstalls a fresh unaltered operating system without any traces of previous installs.
I've read many different opinions on this and have yet to get a solid answer on whether this can or can't be done?
It would help a lot of folks out there to "start fresh" and not continue to try fixing a "messy" iPhone that has become unstable!
I hope this thread makes sense and doesn't come across as a repeat of the others on the subject...I know how some of the guys here have low tolerance to questionable topics!!!;)