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Thread: is it possible to jailbreak 4.2.1 without the home button

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    Unhappy is it possible to jailbreak 4.2.1 without the home button
    the home button on my 3G is completely not working any more. all the redsn0w tutorials say i need to get into recovery mode by using the lock and home buttons. i obviously cant do that anymore with a completely unresponsive home button.

    am desperately trying to find a way around this.

    any help or ideas would be gratefully received.

    many thanks in advance

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    Superbad Modder-ator Simon's Avatar
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    Technically yes. But it is pretty hard. Basically you need to modify a .ipsw so that it will error out and leave you in dfu. Then you can use pwnage tool to make a custom firmware and restore to that. Easiest way though would just be to restore to 3.1.3 and use jailbreakme.com

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    Is there anyway to fix the button? Someone asked me to do theirs but I was havin a hard time and it was takin too long, I had to restart just to get outta something.

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    You can fix the Home button by opening it and replacing the Home button if you are technically inclined.

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    ok i'm not really sure what an .ipsw or how to make a custom firmware.

    so...how would i got about restoring to 3.1.3?

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    Download the 3.1.3 firmware. Put the phone in dfu. Then shift restore to the 3.1.3 firmware. If you get 1015 error then use tiny umbrella to exit recovery. Then you can activate with a official carrier sim and use jailbreakme.com

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