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iPhone 3G With Broken Home Button Unable to Jailbreak
« on: November 01, 2014, 02:34:32 PM »
Hi. I own an iPhone 3G that has a broken home button. I followed all the instructions given and checked the forums for the answers and none have helped. I always encounter error 1604 and changed cables already. I have checked the topic regarding this. The topic did not address my problem. My firmware is currently on 3.1.3. Any solutions that might help? I am using Windows and Mac, and solutions on any platform would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: iPhone 3G unable to jailbreak
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 06:17:16 AM »
Do you want to jailbreak, or install the whited00r firmware?

What firmware do you want to end up on, and in what state (unlocked, jailbroken, etc).

To help you out, I need to know if you have tried using redsn0w for the DFU IPSW (to enter DFU mode), and what version of redsn0w you used.
I also need to know the baseband version, if you know that (if you can't restore, you can't figure that out yet though).

With that information, I should be able to help :)

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Re: iPhone 3G With Broken Home Button Unable to Jailbreak
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 09:50:21 AM »
Sorry for my inadequate question earlier.

I am currently trying to install whited00r 7 on my iPhone 3G.

My phone is unlocked, and I don't mind it jailbroken.

I've tried redsnow 9.14b, and ended up in wtf mode. So I tried the newer versions of redsnow and made it past, but kept getting error 1604. I can't solve the problems with the given solutions in the links given, since my home button is not working. And the ways suggested to get into DFU mode is actually recognised as recovery, so I can't really do anything with it due to the home button.

Baseband: 05.15.04
Currently running on iOS 3.1.3



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Re: iPhone 3G With Broken Home Button Unable to Jailbreak
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 09:05:47 AM »
No worries :)

What version of redsn0w ended up working and put you into DFU mode with the DFU .ipsw?   Also, DFU mode is recognized as recovery mode by iTunes. (it should have a black/dark screen though, nothing on the screen if it is in DFU mode).  Now, if redsn0w recognized it as recovery mode, then you are in recovery mode ;)

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Re: iPhone 3G With Broken Home Button Unable to Jailbreak
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 02:28:34 PM »
Redsnow 9.16 put me in DFU the previous time I tried. The problems I had back then was error 1604 and 20xx. I'm going to give it another try, and I'll list down the problems I encounter later on so that you can give me advice on solving them. Thanks for the time being.
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Re: iPhone 3G With Broken Home Button Unable to Jailbreak
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 08:17:08 AM »
I am able to jailbreak my phone now, but I can't install whited00r 7 on my iphone 3G. It just says on itunes that it cannot be restored. Any solutions?
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Re: iPhone 3G With Broken Home Button Unable to Jailbreak
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014, 07:43:19 AM »
Redsnow 9.16 put me in DFU the previous time I tried. The problems I had back then was error 1604 and 20xx. I'm going to give it another try, and I'll list down the problems I encounter later on so that you can give me advice on solving them. Thanks for the time being.

You may need to try redsn0w 0.9.4 (download for Mac or download for windows), that could work better for you :)

I am able to jailbreak my phone now, but I can't install whited00r 7 on my iphone 3G. It just says on itunes that it cannot be restored. Any solutions?

Does it give an error number, or is that all that it shows?