.macbookpro.

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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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Coleman2010

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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
Thanks

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.
 
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Jett0516

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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.
 
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.macbookpro.

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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!
 
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mlovergaard

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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.
 
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