HELP - iPhone 3G with broken homebutton not recognized after jailbreak attempt
Hey guys, so here's my situation :
I've got an iPhone 3G with a broken home button. I followed one of the guides on the internet about how to force the DFU mode by restoring it with a modified ipsw, like in the following link : HOW TO: Put The iPhone In DFU Mode And Jailbreak, Even If Your Home Or Power Button Is Broken | FSMdotCOM, because I wanted to install the Activator app.
I got an error while updating the firmware, but once reconnected the iPhone was recognized in recovery mode by iTunes.
This is where the annoying part comes in, so I tried to then restore it with a customized 4.2.1 ipsw. The firmware upgrade crashed and gave me the error 1601. So I unplugged the iPhone, replugged and to my biggest surprise, windows won't even recognize it anymore.
I've tried :
- Plugging it into another computer, nothing
- Pushing down the powerbutton, that doesn't do anything
- Plugging it into my battery charger, still nothing...
- Using some force DFU mode software, that doesn't work, maybe because the iPhone isn't recognized ?
Do you guys have any ideas of how to fix this mess ?