iOS 8 Literally bricks my iPhone 4S

Wiesenlooser

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Boy, I should not have upgraded to iOS 8. It has that weird bug that the phone just simply starts ignoring ANY touchscreen inputs aside from assistive touch. I cant even turn off the phone (sleep wake button doesnt work, but you cant force a shutdown with assistive touch can you? )
 

Hal~9000

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Boy, I should not have upgraded to iOS 8. It has that weird bug that the phone just simply starts ignoring ANY touchscreen inputs aside from assistive touch. I cant even turn off the phone (sleep wake button doesnt work, but you cant force a shutdown with assistive touch can you?)
Sorry to hear you are having issues.

I always suggest not updating year-after-year if possible since the new OS update is written for faster hardware and if you continue updating every year you are basically guaranteed to eventually cripple your device. The 4s getting bogged down by iOS 7 and crippled by iOS 8 is confirmation of this http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/ios-8-on-the-iphone-4s-performance-isnt-the-only-problem/

Have you tried restoring back to iOS 7.1.2? Apple still might be signing it and you simply have to download the 7.1.2 ISPW file onto your computer and hold down the option key when you click 'restore' and iTunes will ask you to find which ISPW file to restore with, to which you can pick the one you downloaded as long as they are still signing it. (they were as of yesterday).

As for shutting your phone down with Assistive Touch; you can. Click on 'device' and hold down the 'lock screen' button until the power off slider appears on your screen.
 

Wiesenlooser

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As for shutting your phone down with Assistive Touch; you can. Click on 'device' and hold down the 'lock screen' button until the power off slider appears on your screen.
Did you even read my post? The phone does not register any touchscreen inputs.
 

Wiesenlooser

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Again, I wrote that the phone wouldnt register any touchscreen inputs aside from assistive touch. You could have avoided you second post by rereading mine instead of insulting me :(
 

Paddle1

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Well, there is no need for everyone to get so riled up.

You just have to wait for the battery to run out.

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Again, I wrote that the phone wouldnt register any touchscreen inputs aside from assistive touch. You could have avoided you second post by rereading mine instead of insulting me :(
 
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