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    Default Reboot Cycle + Broken power button = Hopeless?

    Hi all,

    I seem to have gotten myself into a rather hopless situation.

    My iPhone 3G was running iOS 4.2.1, was jailbroken and had the iPad baseband.

    Now I did the mistake to chose "Settings > Reset > Delete all Data and Stuff" (dunno how it's actually called) because I wanted to sell it as I got a new phone (no not an iPhone, shame on me).

    Now after the reset process has completed the iPhone tried to reboot, but somehow fails and reboots again. A dead cycle, continuing until the batterie is drained.

    Now my dilemma is, that I cannot bring it into recovery mode using a button combination, as my power/lock button is broken.

    Is there some way to communicate with a booting iPhone via USB so as to bring it into recovery mode? Is there any hope at all? (aside from trying to fix the power button, which I tried to do, but failed)



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    Is it only the power button? If the home button is still working, you could try the following: with the phone turned off (it eventually turns off, right?) hold home button and connect to the computer, it will go into recovery mode.
    As to communicating with the iPhone during the boot, does iTunes get to recognize it (even if just for a few seconds?).

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    Thank you very much The home button still works, so now I managed to enter Recovery mode and am restoring the firmware.

 

 

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