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    Here it is from the top; I jailebroke my iphone 4 because it got water damage in the home button & it would't function.
    So i jailbroke the phone to get Activation app. It worked great until I got delete happy & deleted somthing from Cydia I should't
    have. As a result all my phone will do is show a black screen or an apple when it's pluged in, it will make no sound & no viberation when switched to viberate, it will not interface with my PC at all.
    no wifi connection.
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD BE ETERNALLY GREATFUL.
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    lets start with the basics... nothing you deleted in cydia will break your device..

    now lets move on to your device not reacting to your computer...
    with your home button being out of commission you might have some issues. the first thing we need to do is get your phone booted... it appears that you can turn it off, so power off the device and then power it on again but while it is booting up hold the volume button up.
    let us know if your device boots.
    and just out of curiosity, howd you get you phone into dfu mode with the home button being broken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3cit View Post
    just out of curiosity, howd you get you phone into dfu mode with the home button being broken?
    You usually do this by using a modified IPSW. Look around the newer versions of redsn0w and you're bound to find the option.


    kris2112, try doing what 3cit said. If the phone doesn't respond to the power button and you cannot turn it off, you may have to let it run out of battery.
    If you have jailbreak woes, you can iMessage me at iDonev@me.com. I'll try to help (provided I have time to spare).
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    I have tried all suggestions none worked. since I can't power off phone I'm going to let the battery go dead.
    How long will it take for the battery to run out & how will know when its run out totaly.
    Last edited by kris2112; 01-20-2013 at 12:05 PM.
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    How long go did this water damage happen?
    Your home button AND power button does not work?
    Does the screen show all black occasionally and apple occasionally, seemingly random, or can you make apple logo appear at will?
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    Water damage happened 8/2012
    Home button dosn't work, if power button & lock button are the same thing that button dose work.
    Screen is all black until i push lock button then logo appers. But now low battery & plug & lightning bolt apper, when lock button is pushed.
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    OK. So the phone is now out of power. I'd recommend you charge it for a 2-4 minutes, unplug and try to power it up while holding the volume up key. If you still get the low power screen, charge another minute or so. Repeat this until the phone powers up (don't forget to hold the volume up key while booting up!)
    If you have jailbreak woes, you can iMessage me at iDonev@me.com. I'll try to help (provided I have time to spare).
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    Charged for 3 min. apple showed up on screen, i held power button & vol. up, nothing the apple just stays lighted.
    Apple went out after about 5-8 min. later.now low power is showing.
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    ok so phone is dead again, plug it into a computer so that it begins to charge, as soon as it is powered enough itunes should open, your device should give you the "bleep" sound and your phone should be recognized in ituners... is this the case?
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    No bleep sound itunes didn't see phone & apple logo is back.
    Left it pluged in for about 7 min.
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    Let it charge a bit then plug it into the computer or try safemode.
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    Ok.
    This is turning into a hardware issue and not a software issue...

    The phone worked mostly perfectly up until recently??

    I'm thinking the water damage is worse that unresponsive home button
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    The home button has been my only problem until Fri 1/18 when i was in my packages in cydia.
    I deleted something the phone would not react to touch then went black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kris2112 View Post
    The home button has been my only problem until Fri 1/18 when i was in my packages in cydia.
    I deleted something the phone would not react to touch then went black.
    but cydia is all optional stuff, and wouldnt affect your device this way. the fact that you cant get your phone to boot into safemode is very disturbing. the fact that you cant get your phone to boot at all is also very distrubing.
    the fact that your computer is unable to interact with your phone is the most disturbing detail of all.
    are you sure that your home button doesnt work at all? or does it not work mostly?
    i think you should try to boot into dfu mode and see if the computer picks up on it then, then restore then worry about downgrading and rejailbreaking...
    the first thing we need to accomplish is getting your computer to recognize your iphone...
    try new cables, try different usb ports, try reinstalling itunes!
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    Maybe he deleted MobileSubstrate or something? Yikes!
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    the home button will sometimes if i push it repetedly
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    Whats it all mean ???
    Last edited by kris2112; 01-20-2013 at 05:45 PM.
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    It means there is a chance you can put it in dfu mode and get iTunes to restore it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherlock View Post
    Maybe he deleted MobileSubstrate or something? Yikes!
    Even if he deleted mobile substrate it would just delete all tweaks, not affect phone or cydia...
    Next time he opened cydia and tried to install a tweak it would automatically tell him of "important upgrades" and fix everything for him
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    How do I do this ?
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    Dfu mode is when you are powering the phone on you
    Hold power button for three seconds, WHILE CONTINUING TO HOLD POWER,
    Press and hold home button for 10 seconds, then
    RELEASE POWER, BIT CONTINUE TO HOLD HOME for an additional 15 seconds.

    Your screen will be black, but backlit, so you will know it is in dfu mode. At that time plugging it in to your pc should open iTunes and inform You that the phone needs to be restored.
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    I'll give it a shot but I don't have much confidence in the home button working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kris2112 View Post
    I'll give it a shot but I don't have much confidence in the home button working.
    just hold that home button down with all your thumb strength!
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    tHE APPLE LOGO NEVER GO'S AWAY IT JUST DRAINS THE BAT WHEN NOT PLUGED IN
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    Yeah, your in a bad spot!

    You need to restore.

    I'm sticking with water damage and not jailbreak issue
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