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I've got a iPhone 3g 8gb right now which SHOULD be able to power up by just plugging in the power cord, but it seems stuck on the apple logo...
08-10-2009, 05:15 PM #1Question about restoring/jailbreaking with broken power button
I've got a iPhone 3g 8gb right now which SHOULD be able to power up by just plugging in the power cord, but it seems stuck on the apple logo every time it tries to boot. So my question is if I cant get it to shut off and try to turn on again since my power button is broke, how exactly do I even restore it?
And also, will I not be able to jailbreak again since I wont be able to press and hold the power button?
EDIT: I figured out how to restore it, but how should I go about attempting the jailbreak with a non responsive power buton
Last edited by TylerC161; 08-10-2009 at 06:54 PM.
08-10-2009, 05:19 PM #2
get it fixed, lol call apple
08-10-2009, 06:20 PM #3
Although, I was wondering if I got the screen replaced if I could take it in with the other problems and they'd actually warranty it out
Although, I still need to restore it before I take it in even with a clean screen because its currently jailbroken
Well I called Apple and their workaround for the broken power button as far as a restore goes is that you plug the usb in the PC, hold the home button, then plug the usb into the iphone and hold the home for a couple of minutes all while having itunes up and running. It'll notice the phone go into restore mode and it looks like its working. I'm restoring to the correct ispw thats able to be redsn0w'ed, but, again comes up the issue of the power button and not being able to hold it during the restore process in redsn0w
Last edited by TylerC161; 08-10-2009 at 06:20 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
08-10-2009, 06:28 PM #4
You could contact member "cpjr" he repairs iPhones. Very reasonable and respected.
08-11-2009, 02:16 PM #5
08-11-2009, 04:15 PM #6
No can do without a working power button to get it in DFU mode.
08-13-2009, 06:19 AM #7