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    Default The home button?
    So heres the deal. I just bought an 3G 16 GB Iphone of someone. It was already jailbroken and ready to be used my Tmobile which is my provider. Sadly the home button wasnt working. I dont know if I wasnt pushing enough but the home button was just not working. So I went to setting and went to Erase Content and Memory or whatever that option is. It tooks about 2 hours like it said it would and now after it was done for the last 30+ minutes the screen has been frozen. All I see is a pineapple which I know is the unlocking jailbreaking software correct?

    Anyways I tried holding the home and power button as I know that is how you unlock Iphone and I am getting nothing. I am guessing it is because the home button is STILL messed up. So basically I cant get it to leave this screen with the pineapple on the front. And Im afraid when I do get it back to working the home button still won't work. What should I do??? How can I reset this and start to try and fix things? First the home button didnt work now its frozen on a screen? I am LOST!
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    There are quite a few reasons why the home button would work. It would be impossible to tell without diagnosing the phone in person.

    Moved to proper forum.
    PS - DO NOT repost this thread again....Ive deleted the other 2.

    Anytime you "reset all settings" on a jailbroken phone....it will lockup like that.

    The only way to fix it is by doing a restore in itunes.

    However, itunes may not let you without having the phone in DFU mode...and for that you need the home button working. So give it a try.
    Last edited by cpjr; 05-21-2009 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    when I plug the phone to my computer Itunes does not recognize the iphone. so where do i go from there?

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    It has to be in DFU mode........for which you need a working home button.

    So.....your gonna have to get the home button working....and I can tell you, no one will be able to tell you what is wrong with it without having the phone in front of them.

    Its a hardware issue and will have to be physically checked out by someone....I can tell you it could be many things, considering you just bought the phone, someone possibly screwed you.

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    I am willing to get the phone checked out but would i really be able to go to appele? i mean they will see i am not a AT&T customer and that my phone is obviously jailbroken considering the screen has that logo on it. I am willing to do anything I just dont really know where to go to get it looked at. Any suggestions?

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    Apple wont help you.

    There is a member here, very credible....that does hardware repairs/diagnosing for members....you could send it to him and let him take a look.

    Member: one1

    Pm him.

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    What happen to my post? @ cpjr did you merge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
    What happen to my post? @ cpjr did you merge?
    2 different threads....gotta t-rash the other.

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    Sorry... lets just talk on this one. I saw your post about how long I held it down. I held it down for at least 10 seconds maybe more. Ill even try again.

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    Okay. So how long did you hold down the power & home button tjlamro?

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    ^^Thats not gonna make the home button work. If it doesnt work to close an app, etc with 1 click...its not gonna work.

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    I thought the phone was stuck on the pinapple?

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    It is stuck onthe pineapple... but there is a chance the home button is not functioning because it wasnt working before I reset the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
    I thought the phone was stuck on the pinapple?
    It is.

    The real problem is that when he bought it the home button was broken, which it still is.

    No home button = no DFU = no being able to restore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    It is.

    The real problem is that when he bought it the home button was broken, which it still is.

    No home button = no DFU = no being able to restore.
    Is sending it to someone on this forum really my only option? No offense to this forum or anything but sending out my Iphone to someone I dont know doesnt sound like the best idea. There isnt anything else I can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
    I thought the phone was stuck on the pinapple?
    Yup. I'm confused too. to many threads posted. Has to go in DFU mode.
    Bottom line. Can't get there, cant diagnose the problem. Whewwwww I'm dizzy.......O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjlamro View Post
    Is sending it to someone on this forum really my only option? No offense to this forum or anything but sending out my Iphone to someone I dont know doesnt sound like the best idea. There isnt anything else I can do?
    There are prolly an easy 1000+ people on this that would vouch for one1. He's the best.
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    no disrespect to him at all guys... im just saying im new to this forum and i got a 500 dollar or whatever iphone... its just a big risk you know.

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