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How to fix some mysterious problems.

I have an ipod touch 2g that I had laying around. I hadn't used it in awhile but now I restored it to 4.2.1 and am trying to use greenpois0n to jailbreak it. But the sleep button is stuck pressed in and I can't place it in dfu, lock it, or turn it off. I know there was a way back in like 2.0/3.0 you could put it in DFU by switching something inside the ipsw and restoring.

On a side note, if anyone knows a way to get the sleep button unjammed that would be awesome.

asked 09 Feb '11, 17:57

Moodzy's gravatar image


i dont think there is a way

try running a needle around the button? piece of paper? and if you can get it open with a tool, clean it off with alcohol and then put it back together.

oh and if you do end up opening it, put it in DFU, and jailbreak it when it is open. just in case it keeps sticking


answered 09 Feb '11, 18:25

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