Hard Wipe of phone without iTunes

comncense

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#1
Ok, I was wondering if there's a way to do a hard wipe of a v1 phone without using iTunes. For some reason the phone can't be restored using iTunes and right now it's sitting on the boot screen, so I can't even get into the Settings area to wipe it there either. Any ideas?
 

Saverino

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#2
I'm not sure if this will work, but it doesn't hurt to try.

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and the home button until the phone shuts off. Then release the sleep/wake button, while continuing to hold the home button.

Then with the home button still pressed, plug it into iTunes and keep holding it pressed until you see the iTunes symbol and the USB cord. You should be able to restore from there.