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Long story short, I dropped my iphone 3g in water and everything works fine except the home button doesn't function whatsoever. I can use the Cydia application "Dock" to switch
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    Default Need Expert Help! Need to jailbreak - no DFU mode - Home button doesn't work
    Long story short, I dropped my iphone 3g in water and everything works fine except the home button doesn't function whatsoever.

    I can use the Cydia application "Dock" to switch applications, however in order to jailbreak, I need to put the phone in DFU mode which requires holding the home button at some point.

    I have tried using this method also : c:/dfu/dfu iBSS.m68ap.RELEASE.dfu and it doesn't work apparently with the 3G.

    Please can someone point me in the right direction for a jailbreak without having to use the Home button at some point?

    Thanks in advance for any help!!

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    nah. Go get your home button fixed.

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    fix the home button, no alternatives..........
    My Arrival Was Imminent!

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    That's not the response I was looking for

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    Well, you could always go for the pseudo-jailbreak, pusher.

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    Check this thread. I would agree with post #8
    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/general...ke-button.html

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    I had the same problem. Turns out my communications board was bad. Picked up a new one on ebay and carefully removed the antenna wires, separated it from the mother board,(you can find this on youtube) and now its working fine. That may not be your problem though. It could also be the main flexcable that is bad. Luckily I had another Iphone to do the elimination with. Good Luck!!!

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    Hi, I guess by now you have probably resolved your problem but in case that anyone else needs to...

    (Does jailbreakme requires you to put your iphone on DFU or use your iPhone at all? Perhaps that is the best option at least until Apple patches the software)

    You need to open the iphone and with a wire close the circuit (touch both cooper terminals at the same time which is just as the home button does).



    I hope that make sense, let me know if you guys have any questions, I'll try to post a picture soon.

    Mahalo!

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