[HELP] Power button broken BUT..

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by desiprince1212, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. desiprince1212 macrumors member

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    Hey!

    First off, thanks for taking a quick minute to read this. My power button on my iPhone 4 is broken, but the good news is it is jailbroken.

    Is there an app in Cydia that I can add an icon to lock my phone or in a way using activator? To bypass my power button.

    Thanks for any feedback!
     
  2. Los macrumors regular

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  3. desiprince1212 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey! I have SBSettings and I just looked it says More, Refresh, Dock, Respring, and Power. But I just want to lock it not power cycle it. Any thoughts? Thanks Los
     
  4. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I use the 'pinch homescreen' option in Activator to turn off phone. Works great and its pretty slick.
     
  5. desiprince1212 thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! Just did that and it's great. Thank you so much everyone!
     
  6. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you happen to live in Las Vegas?
     
  7. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    If your power button is broken, how will you turn it back on after you turn it off via gestures?
     
  8. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Home Button.
     
  9. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    That turns on a phone? Seriously? Well guess i've learnt something today. :D

    Edit:

    Ok I just re-read what the OP was asking, to LOCK the phone, not turn it off. Hah.
     
  10. f4780y macrumors 6502

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    You can power on a phone with a broken button by plugging it in...
     
  11. desiprince1212 thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha true, I just remembered that. I guess we all learned something today!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the same thing, why deal with the hassle of a work around? Your phone has a 1 year warrenty. Apple is pretty good about that kind of thing.

    Worst they can say is no
     
  14. Justinb51, Dec 28, 2010
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    Justinb51 macrumors 6502

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    Mine is just fine. But I know that if this issue would happen to me I would not exchange it until th 4.2.1 jailbreak was out for all. I currently have my shsh on file for my current phone all the way back to 4.0.1. I am Jailbroke running 4.1, I would be very annoyed if I had to go stock again, because of all the stuff I purchased on cydia and the increased useability I get with it jailbroken. So I understand why he is looking for the workaround.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree, I would also wait for the untethered 4.2.1 JB to replace it but I wouldnt get stuck with it past that if Im still under warranty;)
     
  16. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Wait until the 4.2.1 JB is stable and tested, then go to apple and get it fixed...there's no way they'll refuse to replace a broken power button.
     

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