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I have a iPod touch 4g that is jail broken. I wanted to unjail break it i wasn't sure what to do so I decided to reset the whole ipod in my settings. When it shut off its now stuck on the apple logo screen. It will stay on the logo screen for about 25 minutes then the screen will turn all white but then it'll go back to the apple logo screen. I've tried plugging it in the computer to itunes but my iPod didn't get recognized. Can someone please help me! I must remind you my home button is broke

asked 31 Jan '13, 21:21

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Never erase all data and settings on a jailbroken device as it usually falls into a bootloop. There is nothing you can do to a device on bootloop with a broken home button. Get the button fixed.


answered 31 Jan '13, 21:23

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justinred ♦

Is it possible to get the home button fixed? Will that help at all

(31 Jan '13, 21:29) Shay772 Shay772's gravatar image

To un-jailbreak you're not supposed to reset through settings, you're supposed to restore through iTunes. Given the fact that your home button is not working I would suppose you have now bricked your device.


answered 31 Jan '13, 21:24

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So is there absolutely nothing I can do?

(31 Jan '13, 21:28) Shay772 Shay772's gravatar image

unless you fix that home button there is nothing I know of

(31 Jan '13, 21:29) gpscar gpscar's gravatar image

Would I have to go to the apple store to get it fixed?

(31 Jan '13, 21:33) Shay772 Shay772's gravatar image

You can, but almost any cell phone repair shop will do it.

(31 Jan '13, 21:55) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

I would recommend against it because jailbreaking voids the warranty so they won't service it. If anything attempt buying the parts and fixing it yourself (parts at ifixit) or finding someone that can do it for you.

(31 Jan '13, 21:55) gpscar gpscar's gravatar image

They won't know it's jailbroken. It's in a loop.

(31 Jan '13, 21:58) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

but if the tech is smart enough to investigate how it got like that...

(31 Jan '13, 21:59) gpscar gpscar's gravatar image

Won't happen.

(31 Jan '13, 22:00) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image
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