Is it possible to remove all traces of jailbreaking witha broken power button?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mrat93, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Yesterday, I started to notice that the power button on my iPhone 4 was a little difficult to push in. A few hours later, it was completely unresponsive.

    The obvious solution would to be to bring it to Apple. However, my phone is jailbroken. When bringing in a jailbroken phone to Apple, you're advised (by people on here) to do a DFU restore to remove all traces of jailbreaking. Is there a way to do a DFU restore with no access to the power button?

    Or, because this is clearly a hardware issue that could not be caused by jailbreaking, would they even bother checking if I do a regular restore?

    Has anybody else been in the same boat as me?
     
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  3. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, yeah. But apparently that still leaves traces of jailbreaking.

    My two main questions were:

    Is there a way to do a DFU restore with no access to the power button?

    and

    Because this is clearly a hardware issue that could not be caused by jailbreaking, would they even bother checking if I do a regular restore?
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Once you restore the iPhone, set it up as "new" the Apple Genius will have no way of knowing it was once jailbroken.


    You can get it into recovery mode by using TinyUmbrella.
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You can also hit erase all from the iPhone menu. If you bothered to search, you'd see the posts from clueless newbies who screw up their unlock when they hit erase all.
    However, restore from iTunes is better.
     

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