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my home button may be broken. i am eligible for apple repairs, but i am jailbroken. my freind "borrowed" my ipod and messed through my settings. ever since my home
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    Default home button may be broken, what do i do?
    my home button may be broken. i am eligible for apple repairs, but i am jailbroken. my freind "borrowed" my ipod and messed through my settings. ever since my home button dosent work ( or at least not very well). sometimes it does eventually other times it dosent. he may have messed with my activator. i cheacked to make sure it was assigned to work as a home button, and it wasnt so i set it too. then whenever i wuld open the app would close af if the home button was jammed down. so i disabled it and switched it to tapping both volume buttons simultaniously. but i dont know what he did. could be button be just fine? if not, i can restore and take it to apple. but i dont want to have to restore to find out. if it is broken, i wont be able to rejailbreak to switch it back to my volume buttons, because i cant go into dfu mode. also, right now, since my home button is pressing both volume buttons simultaniously, if when i go to restore it and put it in pwned dfu, do i use the volume buttons of home button? will volume buttons work if the device is turned off? what should i do. itouch 4g 5.0.1

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    Solution #1
    1. Turn your iPod on.
    2. Hold the on/off button until the "slide to power off" pops up.
    3. Hold the Home Button until the "slide to power off" goes away.
    Problem solved?

    Solution #2
    A restore may be your only way out; but before you restore, backup all of your Cydia packages using pkgbackup in Cydia.

    Solution#3
    Open Settings>Activator>Reset Settings
    That will set all activator settings to default values.

    Solution #4
    Unistall and Reinstall activator.
    Last edited by AkAdeMicKs; 05-10-2012 at 10:57 AM.
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    tried all but solution 2. no luck. i think the button is physically broken.

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    Yea, it's probably broken. Tell your friend he's owes you another iPod. If you don't want to take it to an Apple Store, then use Google for stores that fixes electronic devices.
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    Just restore, take it to apple, update to iOS 5.1.1, and wait like 2 weeks for the untethered jailbreak.

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