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    Default deleted launchdaemons,lock button broken can't restore-warranty replacement possible?
    I'll simplify this as much as possible.

    iPhone 3G, FW 3.1.2, jailbroken, have had it for about 6 months (definitely still within the time frame of the warranty).
    relevant points:
    1) I was SSH'ing into my phone, editing the launch daemons, as I always do after I sync with itunes (I observed that syncing would replace the memory draining daemons, so I'd just re-delete all of them). Well my retarded *** accidentally deleted the entire launch daemon file, and my phone won't go past the apple logo.

    2) My sleep/lock button is broken. I had to install the Quick Lock app from Rock so I could lock it by pressing an icon on the springboard.

    3)I can't get into recovery mode, b/c my sleep button is broken.

    Truth be told, I actually want to replace my iphone because of the broken lock thing. However, my preference would be to restore it so I could have a phone obviously, but restoration would enable me to "virginize" it and take it into the Apple store unjailbroken.

    My biggest concern is that they would be able to work some weird voodoo magic on my iPhone and get past the apple logo and my jailbreaking ways would be exposed, and my warranty would be voided.

    So, with all of these issues in mind, does anyone have any advice? I'd definitely appreciate any helpful suggestions you guys might have. Thanks for reading

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    iPhoneaholic indyracer05's Avatar
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    When u connect it to itunes, can't u just do restore through iTunes, when u do that u don't have to use the lock button

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    my iphone can't turn on past the apple logo. it doesn't even show up in itunes, thereby negating the possibility of a restore in itunes. Deleting the launch daemons basically "bricked" my phone, as I understand the term.

    typically, if you're stuck on the apple logo and/or itunes won't recognize your iPhone or iPod, you can force it into "recovery mode", which uses the lock button (the exact steps escape me at the moment).

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    Oh yeah, I 4got, it's been awhile since my iPod has been bricked. Well then idk what to do

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    You may be able to fix the lock button with a spitz of electronic cleaner

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    if the phone will turn off eventually, maybe connecting it to your computer while the phone is off while holding the home button would prompt it to go into restore mode?

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    Since you deleted the entire launch daemons file your computer will no longer recognize that iPhone since the USB daemon is gone. I'd head to a repair shop to get your button fixed and would hope a DFU restore works.

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