Home Button stuck. Can't go into restore mode.

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  1. Noobstur

    Noobstur New Member

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    My Ipod Touch's battery died when I was trying to factory reset to take it over to the Apple store to get the home button fixed, but the warranty didn't cover it.

    Now my Itouch just displays the Apple logo for a few secs and turns off.

    Am I screwed?

    Any other ways to go into restore mode without the use of the Home Button?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. geekgrrl

    geekgrrl Member

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    It should charge the battery, by USB, if the laptop is open and ON.

    PowerTool is found in Cydia.

    PowerTool will reboot and respring from the touchscreen.

    I also remember having seen an app in there replacing both the power button and the home button, I think.

    But aren't there other ways to force a restore?
  3. 1337BUHMILLION

    1337BUHMILLION New Member

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    My cousin fixed his iPod's home button. just open up your iPod and realign it with the button on the board, and it'll click.
  4. geekgrrl

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    If you use an approved display cleaner (no alcohol) that may free it up.

    There is also Close Button available in Cydia, if interested. It only closes the open app, if you are continuing to use this one.

    If restore is all you need, select Restore on the Summary page for your iPod in iTunes.
  5. kewlgreen

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    ***TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK***

    If you can charge your iPod, SSH and delete the kernel cache lol. It should go to the iTunes Logo. (I was messing around one day, don't ask

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