1. ARAJMAHAD's Avatar
    so, as you may have guessed, from the title, my iPhone 3g has a problem with the power button (it doesn't work), and as i have discovered, you need to hold down the power button to do the upgrades, but without a functional power button, that's a problem. does anyone know if there is a way around that? is there any way to do it without the power button, or will i have to replace it first? any advice is appreciated. either way, thanks for reading.
    06-07-2013 08:14 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Connect it to a computer and update it via the computer's iTunes app.
    06-07-2013 08:22 AM
  3. ARAJMAHAD's Avatar
    tried that, but when i connect it to iTunes, it only re-flashes it, to be like new, but it's still iOS 4.2.1 and i want to get a newer iOS but in order to do that, apparently, i need to hold the power button and the home button to make it work. however, since i don't have a power button, i can't do it. any thoughts?
    06-07-2013 11:38 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    tried that, but when i connect it to iTunes, it only re-flashes it, to be like new, but it's still iOS 4.2.1 and i want to get a newer iOS but in order to do that, apparently, i need to hold the power button and the home button to make it work. however, since i don't have a power button, i can't do it. any thoughts?
    The iPhone 3G is not supported beyond the version you have. To get iOS 6.1.3, you will need an iPhone 3GS or later device.
    06-07-2013 11:50 AM
  5. ARAJMAHAD's Avatar
    well that's disappointing.
    06-08-2013 12:11 AM

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