restore with no home button or passcode

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  1. dave22r macrumors member

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    i have my friend's 3g, some ****** dropped it in a lake for him. the home button isn't working and the phone has a password on it he doesn't remember making. itunes won't touch the phone and i can't get to DFU mode to use pwnage tool. any ideas?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Not much you can do. Sell it on eBay for parts?
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its pretty much done.
    Like Aggie said try to sell it on ebay incase anyone wants it.
    Tell them about the water damage and the rest of the problems with it though.
     
  4. dave22r thread starter macrumors member

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  5. dave22r thread starter macrumors member

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    even though it turns on it's toast? i can turn it on up to the passcode screen and of course don't have it. it charges and hooks up to itunes...
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not much you can do with it water damaged and without a working homebutton though.
    Up to you if you want to charge it up and just bring it to the passcode screen. And then keep doing the same:D
     
  7. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    There's only 10,000 different combinations to try.
    It shouldn't take too long.
     
  8. mohangbits macrumors newbie

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    sell it on ebay / craigslist for a reasonable rate and get a new1 :apple::p
     

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