My iPhone 5 got owned (need to erase but can't)

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DropGems

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It's 64gb. It's still recognized by iTunes and I pulled my photos off it but I can't restore it cause the screen is annihilated and I can't unlock it or turn off find my iPhone to. Is this thing worth anything and how do I wipe it clean at this point? Should I just light it on fire so nobody gets my iPhone and then throw it off a bridge? Thx.
 

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jmp316

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As long as you have a recent iCloud or iTunes backup, I'd say get rid of it. It's not worth much now...

(And when I say "get rid of it", I mean destroy the thing so your data can't be salvaged.)
 

Europa

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You can restore it as long as you can get iTunes to recognize it. You just have to log into iCloud from a computer and remotely delete the iCloud account for that specific iOS device before you can restore in iTunes. You can sell it for scrap or throw it away after that.