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    Default [1.0.2] [Solved] Virginizing with a dead strip

    Hi all,

    Well it seems like I have the dreaded dead strip on the bottom half inch of my iPhone. I've tried the plist fix and my bottom dock buttons now work, but once I get into any of those 4 apps, the smaller buttons within them aren't responding (ie. Contacts, Favorites, etc).

    So I have 1 question. What state do I need to restore my iPhone to so Apple will accept it for repair/replacement? It's currently at 1.0.2/unlocked/jailbroken. Do I need to re-viriginize and then activate only? Has anyone else had any experience with returns?

    Thanks for any info.

    J



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    Had the exact same problem. Virginize the phone to a state where it is not only locked again, but also un-activated (this is if you don't have AT&T). I brought mine to the store and told them of this problem. Since it was not activated yet, they could not see the problem (the dead strip is not used at the "Slide for emergency" screen) . I called apple support and stated to them the problem and also told them that the iPhone overheats. Tell them that it is a gift and you went to charge it and it was very hot. They should sent a box to your house.

    Took a lot of work but they finally budged.

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    So I'm running 1.0.2 firmware. So many different guides out there for re-virginizing, it's confusing. I unlocked with unlock.app. Can anyone suggest a reliable walkthrough for me to use to re-virginize the phone?

    Thanks.

    J
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisjr View Post
    So I'm running 1.0.2 firmware. So many different guides out there for re-virginizing, it's confusing. I unlocked with unlock.app. Can anyone suggest a reliable walkthrough for me to use to re-virginize the phone?

    Thanks.

    J
    Add i.unlock.no as an installer source and install/run "the virginizer" package.

    BTW, you should then restore a few times just to clear out the remaining junk.

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    Ha. Funny thing is I can't add sources because of the dead strip. Any way to add with iBrikr?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisjr View Post
    Ha. Funny thing is I can't add sources because of the dead strip. Any way to add with iBrikr?
    You could try editing the installer sources plist, then waiting until it auto-refreshes, but there is a way to do it through ssh, just give me a second.

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    i had the exact same problem as you and also had the exact same firmware set up, too. i went in, showed him that the bottom half of my screen was not working, he looked at me and said, thats no good, let me get you a new one from the back. i dont think i said more than two words to him!
    now, i couldnt virginize or really do anything except restore it...to get rid of the installed apps. i got my replacement about 4 weeks ago and i have not heard a peep from apple. if you have an at and t account, they wont give a damn. i also suspect that they will just upgrade the phone, after they repair the screen, to 1.1.4 which will over write the baseband...so no need to even virginize. i thought to myself that if they came back at me and banned my imei/iccid i would just cancel my at and t pay as you go account, unlock the new one, and go to t mobile...so no worries. i am sure they didnt even look to see if it was hacked...why would they care to do that?! so make and appointment with an apple genius and good luck.
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    Well this guide worked flawlessly and is VERY easy to follow:

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13170

    Thanks to everyone, especially THECOMPKID.

    J

 

 

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