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Thread: How To Fix Broken Ringer/Silent Switch

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePackers View Post
    You can use "Auto Silent" app to disable or bypass iPhone Silent switch...
    Whao that is pretty cool. Any ideas for us with broken/stuck volume buttons?

  2. #22
    Is there a similar app for a first gen iphone?

  3. #23
    Default Software solution to bypass silent switch
    You can use "Auto Silent" app to disable or bypass iPhone Silent switch. If your switch was broken in silent mode, it will restore all sounds including ring. Then you can use Auto Silent app to put phone into silent mode.
    The app supports iPhone all generations (2G, 3G, 3GS) and OS firmware 2.2, 3.0, 3.1

    This app can also be used by those people whose silent switch is loose or accidently put phone into silent mode.

    Also, there is provision to put phone into silent mode automatically using pre-configured settings in the app or according to appointments in iPhone Calendar.
    More info at iPhone Packers: iPhone Packers: iPhone dev team

    The app can be downloaded through Cydia. Search for "Auto Silent" on Cydia.
    You neeed to jail break in order to install Cydia. Search for "How to jailbreak iPhone" on google.

    Quote Originally Posted by kcisjojo View Post
    Alright so Ive been seeing alot of people asking for an app to fix a broken ringer/silent switch, well to be honest with you all, its not going to happen. The switch is a hardware switch.

    So first off, you need to be willing to open your iphone up. Its not very difficult to do.
    Things youll need:
    #00 screwdriver philips (can get for under $5)
    a new iPhone OEM Headphone Audio Jack Cable (can be found on ebay for less than $20 including shipping)
    ipod opening tools (around $25 - $30) or flat blade screwdriver and razor blade

    here is a walkthrough on how to remove the back and it shows where all the screws are located.

    iFixit: Do-it-yourself Mac & iPod Repair

    this is a guide, you can use their tools or a razor blade and a small flat blade screwdriver works well if you dont want to spend $25 - $30 to buy the tools.

    Follow along the guide above and just do one step at a time.

    I find it is best to label or mark somehow on where each screw came from so when it comes to putting it back together you know where they all go and none get mixed up.

    Take Out Sim Card Tray
    So basically just pop antenna cover off
    remove 3 screws holding back down and pop that off
    remove screws holding the headphone, switches, etc down
    gently peel up the flex cable that attaches power switch to rest of unit,
    youll have to pull the little metal piece off your original ringer switch and place it on the new one, there is a small piece of plastic on the new one just pull it off and there is tape underneath to hold the new one down.
    screw everything down, leaving power switch for last, then remove piece of plastic that is on the flex cable and tape it back down to where it was.
    Screw down the power button
    snap the back on again and replace the 3 screws
    replace antenna cover

    You can now use your ringer/silent switch once again.

    To do this it took me like an hour, most of my time was spent trying to figure out how to get the antenna cover off. Its not screwed down at all so it just takes so work, its down pretty good so dont get discouraged if it takes a bit. Once I had that off though it was a piece of cake.
    You can use "Auto Silent" app to disable or bypass iPhone Silent switch. If your switch was broken in silent mode, it will restore all sounds including ring. Then you can use Auto Silent app to put phone into silent mode.
    The app supports iPhone all generations (2G, 3G, 3GS) and OS firmware 2.2, 3.0, 3.1

    This app can also be used by those people whose silent switch is loose or accidently put phone into silent mode.

    Also, there is provision to put phone into silent mode automatically using pre-configured settings in the app or according to appointments in iPhone Calendar.
    More info at iPhone Packers: iPhone Packers: iPhone dev team

    The app can be downloaded through Cydia. You neeed to jail break in order to install Cydia. Search for "How to jailbreak iPhone" on google.
    Last edited by iPhonePackers; 2009-11-04 at 09:07 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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