iPhone Evasion Jailbreak without Power Button

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by .macbookpro., Jan 2, 2014.

  1. .macbookpro. macrumors regular

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    Is it safe to jailbreak an old iPhone 4 whose power button does not work? Im asking because at some stages the power button is necessary in the jailbreak, if I remember correctly. Just want to use it as an airplay receiver, where the power button isn't needed
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  2. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    The power button is required if the jailbreak hangs. I would do a full backup and restore to 7.0.4 before running the jailbreak to make sure it doesn't hang.
     
  3. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    Try using the assisted touch in accessibility. In there I know you can hold the lock screen option and home button for a screen shot. So it may work for putting the iPhone into DFU mode if needed to restore.
     
  4. .macbookpro. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fortunately it has no data on it, so i'll go ahead with it. It was on iOS 5.1.1 before I updated it. Old!
     
  5. .macbookpro. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It went smoothly, and I'm pleased to say we have a jailbroken iPhone!
     
  6. mlovergaard macrumors 6502

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    thank you for posting this question, up until right now I hadn't even thought about the Power Button, now though I am wondering if I dare JB mine since my button is also broken.
     
  7. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Do a backup and restore to 7.0.4 first.
     

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