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Thread: Lock button broken, still jailbreakable?

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    Default Lock button broken, still jailbreakable?
    The sleep/wake button on my iphone is broken, and as of now it is legit. I want to jailbreak so i can dl ihome, which i heard, can lock/sleep/turn off the ipod.

    However, i have a couple of questions.

    How am i supposed to jailbreak if I cant press the home button to force it into DFU mode?
    How do i turn it on? ( I guess i could live with it on always)

    And since i got it from a friend, and i have a ATT sim card with a data plan, will i have to pay anything extra?

    Would i need to unlock? What benefits would that provide me?

    Also, once jailbroken(if possible), is there some sort of toggle that i could use to make the silent switch the lock/power button?

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    My sleep button has also broken off/if i sticka biro in the gap there is a cricular metal button that you can push to get the same effect. Would be able to do tht to get into DFU mode - but if its legit at the moment why not take it back to apple?
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    The warranty has long since expired xD

    Do you think you could post a tutorial how you did what you did?

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    there's a program called sbsettings, which when you swipe your finger across the status bar, a menu comes down.
    you can get an add on to it to allow you to lock your phone.

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    Sweet. I need cydia though, which entails me needing a jailbreak. I still havent figured that part out

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    Quote Originally Posted by seth234 View Post
    Sweet. I need cydia though, which entails me needing a jailbreak. I still havent figured that part out
    PM a mod on here by the name of Cpjr. Well known for dismantling these expensive devices. He could probably repair your button

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    First-gen or 3g?? Either way you can replace the flex cable/headphone jack/power button assembly. The part for either is pretty cheap and IMO not that hard to swap out.

    Personally, I would do that before living without it.

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    First gen. Could you send me a step by step, because im really quite noob at this sort of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seth234 View Post
    First gen. Could you send me a step by step, because im really quite noob at this sort of stuff.
    if you're not confident about it, send it to CPJR, he'll do it for a small fee. and he's a pro. he's got a lot of street cred around these....stree...forums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatjello View Post
    if you're not confident about it, send it to CPJR, he'll do it for a small fee. and he's a pro. he's got a lot of street cred around these....stree...forums?
    yea cpjr is like the iphone God...

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    ^Well, I dunno bout that and all

    If your interested in doing it yourself, take a look at this guide for removing the piece you need to replace.


    Installing iPhone 1st Generation Headphone Jack

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    well you do perform iphone miracles...as
    bringing them back from the dead...
    repairing them...
    CHANGING THEIR COLORS>>..
    shall i go on? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobsta View Post
    shall i go on? lol
    Yes please....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    So i successfully opened my iphone... and now im looking at a bunch of electronics that i have NO idea what to do with... any help ideas?

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