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broken home button? stuck on open iboot
« on: March 12, 2011, 04:00:45 PM »
my phone is stuck on the iboot screen and i cannot press the home button and therefore am unable to restore or restart
any ideas?

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Re: broken home button? stuck on open iboot
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 04:49:25 PM »
Aside: Why do people try installing iDroid with broken Power and Home buttons...

I was going to suggest going into OpeniBoot Console to set the nvram flags but I realized you couldn't boot into it with a broken Home button.

The best way to fix this is to fix your Home button first.  So that means hardware repair.
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Re: broken home button? stuck on open iboot
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 04:55:16 PM »
Aside: Why do people try installing iDroid with broken Power and Home buttons...

I was going to suggest going into OpeniBoot Console to set the nvram flags but I realized you couldn't boot into it with a broken Home button.

The best way to fix this is to fix your Home button first.  So that means hardware repair.
well first i want to try restoring it so im sure that its hardware and when i first installed idroid my home button worked fine but it broke and yea is there any other way besides using the home button to select something?

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Re: broken home button? stuck on open iboot
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 05:45:42 PM »
Using a different button? Nope, it's hard coded into OpeniBoot. Someone could compile an OpeniBoot that uses a different button but the problem there is you won't be able to install it if you can't go into recovery mode (broken Home button).

Although this is rare, I once went into DFU mode automatically when I just let the battery ran out when running iDroid.  You can try leaving it on the iBoot selection and letting the power drain (takes ~3 hrs).  Then after 3 hours, plug in your USB and see if iBoot, Recovery or DFU (blank) screen is displayed.
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