Need to restore as only 1 speaker working: question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jake25uk, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Jake25uk macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have an iPhone 4 running 4.1 and jailbroken but one speaker has stopped working, I will have to take it back to the shop but will restore it first, I will want to jailbreak it again when it's fixed. My question is, if I send it off for repair will they update the software to 4.2 (which cannot be jailbroke). When I had a nolkia and it was sent off for repair the automatically updated the software, is this the case with apple? Thanks.
     
  2. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    There is only one speaker on the bottom of the iPhone. The other side is the microphone.

    Common misconception!
     
  3. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    yep I made the same misconception, only one speaker tho
     
  4. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    I still giggle every time I read one of these posts :) I made the same mistake when I first got the iphone 4 last Summer. It was also my first iphone. Darned Apple for making the speaker and mic look the same... though it does look more balanced like this.

    Stereo speakers WOULD be nice though!
     
  5. Jake25uk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha ha, thank you, at least I found this out before I restored n took the phone back to the shop, Shame it's not stereo speakers as my old nokia xpress music had stereo speakers n that had amaZing sound, thanks for the help.
     
  6. swiftbmx macrumors regular

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    Threads like these are embarrassing to the jailbreaking community.
     
  7. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Hardly.

    Jake got the joke, so nothing to be embarrassed about :)
     
  8. Darwing macrumors 6502

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    Want to know embarrassing? I literally called customer service after I "found out that a speaker wasn't working" and asked them, then they told me... I'm a computer programmer for IBM and made that mistake!
     
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  10. Cortezbanks macrumors 6502

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    Your right. Since this thread has everything to do with jailbreaking and the question has to do with a problem from jailbreaking
     
  11. BigWalt macrumors regular

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    LOL I love seeing these threads pop up, But hey we were all noobs at one point.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but some of us know how to read stickies. :rolleyes:
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Except that the sticky is no longer there… I dunno who thought it a great idea to remove, but…
     
  14. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    So is the speaker/mic situation the same with the 3GS as it is with the iPhone 4? One side is speaker the other mic?
     
  15. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Every iPhone has been like that.
     
  16. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Really? Funny, I looked at the stickies in the main iPhone forum and selected the one titled read first: common iPhone problems. If you scroll down, it's still there.
    This took me half a minute to find. :rolleyes:
    I stand by my original position: there are newbies who know how to read the stickies.
     
  17. Jealy macrumors newbie

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    It certainly freaked me out with my first iPhone.
     
  18. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    The reference to the sticky no longer being there was to a thread that used to be sticky called something like "READ FIRST : Only one speaker working on your iPhone? Read here NOW"
     
  19. maturola macrumors 68040

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    It is very interesting how this is overlook by a lot of people, it is actually crazy the amount of people that take their devices the Apple store for this issue.
     
  20. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    True, it's not as in-your-face as it used to be; however, people still asked this question even when the sticky was separate. Actually, the sticky was titled more like "I only have one working speaker".
    Stupid newbies are differentiated by their unwillingness to read the stickies first. They're newbies, so they have no way of knowing if their situation is unique or not. Yet, they're so egotistical as to think their problem is so unusual that they can skip all the stickies.
    Personally, I wish there was a way to force the user to read the stickies on the sub-forum first before allowing them to post.

     
  21. bushido Suspended

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    tho there r also those ppl who dont even know what a "sticky" is ^^
     
  22. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The sticky used to be there explicitly named:
    Only one speaker working on your iPhone? (Or something like that.)

    Sometime ago some smart mod decided to combine it with a general sticky…

    So, sweetums, I stand by my reply to your post.
    It was removed/moved.

    Have a nice day.
    :rolleyes:

    BTW, as soon as it was moved, at least two threads popped up asking about the iPhone's one speaker…
    Coincidence?
     
  23. jbro1999 macrumors regular

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    Can they make both into speakers and mics?

    I remember when I was a kid we would plug headphones in the mic jack and record ourselves. Could the same thing happen here to make everything louder?
     
  24. allisfair macrumors member

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    that's what i was wondering. why not make them both speakers and have a hole for the mic. almost every other phone uses a pinhole for the mic and apple even used one for that secondary mic.

    the only problem i see is when playing games in landscape that one of those speakers could be blocked. then they would have to have one speaker on each side of the phone instead of on the same side.

    stereo speakers would be nice either way.
     
  25. labman macrumors 604

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    1000+ well said! :D
     

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