iPhone iOS 7 attempted jailbreak, sleep button not working

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bmy, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. bmy macrumors newbie

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    i attempted to jailbreak my iPhone 4 iOS 7.0.3 and got stuck on the boot logo. I read that i should enter dfu mode and restore my iPhone. the problem is that i can't enter dfu mode because my sleep button is broken so i can not force shut down the iPhone, or enter dfu mode. please please help, i really need my phone.
     
  2. bmy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the quick reply but as i said my iPhone is stuck in a boot loop so my iPhone doesn't appear in iTunes.
     
  3. bo1500000 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if this will work...but you can try restore mode (not DFU) this way...

    Turn your iPhone off. Next hold your home button down and plug it into iTunes.
     
  4. ptlage macrumors newbie

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    You should be able to enter DFU without using your sleep button, though it is a little bit tricky. You have to wait for your battery to die (while on the boot loop). Then, while holding the home button, connect the iphone to the computer and keep holding the button until the iphone is recognized by itunes (this may take some time as the iphone needs a minimum charge before turning on, and you can't just wait for the apple logo to appear before pressing the home button).
     
  5. Asator macrumors 6502a

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  6. bmy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did as you said and indeed entered recovery mode but when i try to restore iTunes says the device isn't eligible for the requested build. i download the ipsw directly from iTunes so its the proper ipsw. i tried editing the hosts file with no success.
     
  7. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Where does it lead you when you type in gs.apple.com in your browser web address?

    You may want to try manually downloading the correct ipsw for your phone on iOS 7.0.4 and shift + click restore to see if that works
     
  8. MSSZM macrumors newbie

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    Try this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHb1vdU6ReM
     
  9. ptlage macrumors newbie

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    Another option is to try a different pc or a different software version (try a beta, for instance).
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Or let the phone battery die.
    Then have iTunes opened on your computer, keep hold down the home button on the iphone and plug in the usb to your computer.
    Keep holding in the home button until iTunes detects the iphone in recovery mode and then it will allow you to restore it. As long as it doesn't have a hardware issue it should restore.
     

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