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iPhone 2G Lock Button broken! How to turn on?
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applesbiggestfan
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Jul 21, 2009, 01:22 AM
 
Hey everyone,

I haven't been on the forum for ages but now I have a problem, I have my iPhone and it's jailbroken and all that...
I've installed BossPrefs on it because through that I can restart springboard, lock, reboot, and shutdown my iPhone.
So today I had to fly in a plane, so I accidentally pressed the Shutdown button in BossPrefs.

(note: BossPrefs is not important, just explaining how it happened.

NOW my iPhone is shutdown and I cannot get it back on!!! My lock button broke, and came off a while back although I think it still has everything beneath other than the actual black button.

Is there ANY other way to get my iPhone to turn on without the lock button, or any way to get the broken lock button to work?


Thanks,
Leo
     
mackiebookie
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Jul 21, 2009, 11:10 AM
 
plug it into your computer or wall power. it should turn right back on.
     
applesbiggestfan  (op)
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Jul 22, 2009, 12:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by mackiebookie View Post
plug it into your computer or wall power. it should turn right back on.
I've tried that already, it doesn't work for me. I tried plugging it into my laptop, holding down the home button, sticking something into the gap where the lock button was... I'm desperate haha

Is there anything else I could do, like an app to download onto my Mac (stupid idea, but whatever) or something... I'll try to post pictures of what the lock button looks like

Thanks for the reply tho
     
   
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