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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
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    Default Question 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.

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    get it fixed, lol call apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
    get it fixed, lol call apple
    The screen is broken as well as the silent button. I doubt they'd warranty it.

    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

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    You could contact member "cpjr" he repairs iPhones. Very reasonable and respected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    You could contact member "cpjr" he repairs iPhones. Very reasonable and respected.
    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check into that.

    Anyone have any ideas on jailbreak?

    Anyone?
    Last edited by TylerC161; 08-11-2009 at 02:16 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    No can do without a working power button to get it in DFU mode.

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    throw that away

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