1. CashMyCheck's Avatar
    Hello all.

    I have two old iphone 2gs that I like to use as ipods. One of them has a broken power button (so i can't enter DFU). I had it jailbroken and working but decided to go from 3.1.2 to 3.1.3 hoping for some increased battery life. Unfortunately, the custom firmware I create to put the phone in DFU mode resulted in error, and now im on 3.1.3 with no activation. Ive tried using redsn0w and sn0wbreeze but cannot plug my iphone in while it is turned off to jailbreak it!!!!! SO frustrating. Even if I let the battery die and turn off my laptop then plug it in, when I power on my computer the iphone boots up automatically stopping me from entering dfu via firmware or jailbreak , etc. Can anyone think of a work around?

    Otherwise ill just be stuck using iFunBox to add / remove music files like a thumb drive, but that is not very efficient.
    09-05-2013 01:14 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    There really is no work-around for failed hardware other than fixing what's failed...
    09-05-2013 01:17 PM
  3. CashMyCheck's Avatar
    Crap! That is what I was thinking... I had sbsettings prior to use as my power off/lock button. So there is no way to activate this phone and get it past the home screen? I have an iphone 4 on ATT also but the sim cards are different so I can't just insert it. If I can get past the activation screen and restore in itunes, I can then enter DFU, and jailbreak successfully. Any tools to just activate? Will ATT do it for me? I never should have updated it >,>
    09-05-2013 04:41 PM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Like Keith said, no work around since its a hardware NOT software issue. And FYI, they make SIM card adapters for the micro sim the ip4 has.
    09-05-2013 06:38 PM
  5. CashMyCheck's Avatar
    So I can take the phone to ATT store with my iphone 4 and have them activate it, or get this adapter to put iphone 4 sim card in iphone 2g?
    09-05-2013 06:52 PM
  6. natasftw's Avatar
    09-05-2013 09:15 PM
  7. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    09-05-2013 10:10 PM
  8. CashMyCheck's Avatar
    Fixxed it. Endless searching of my issues led me to apply pressure on the corner while pressing the button, and miraculously it worked. I even got my other one with broken usb port to start charging / connecting to itunes again. Both are jailbroken and happy now. That sim converter looks sweet! Im gonna have to try to make me one of those.
    09-07-2013 10:59 AM

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