Is there an app which mimics the Power button?

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  1. iTorres

    iTorres New Member

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    While having a broken power button on a 1G touch which is long out of warranty is a pain, I'm marginally placated knowing others have experienced the same thing. The most annoying aspect is either relying on the inbuilt autolock feature to switch the blasted thing off between 1 and 5 minutes or disabling this and letting the battery run down. (I've tried most if not all of the suggested fixes posted on this forum to no avail, having now accepted it as a hardware problem

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    Does anyone know of an app which mimics the power button, thereby letting me switch the unit off at a time of my choosing rather than leave it to a combination of preloaded functionality and chance usage?

    I appreciate for most it would about as redundant as an app could possibly be, but here's proof that it would be useful to a market of one.

    Thanks in advance....
  2. BigDaveyJ

    BigDaveyJ New Member

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    Not in the app store, there is probably one in cydia, but if you turn it off, and the power button is broken, you can't turn it back on......
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    SBSettings has a power menu. I'm pretty sure it allows you to enter sleep mode (lock), power off, reboot, or even enter safe mode.
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    yes, sbsettings... and yeah... like BigDaveyJ said... how'd you turn it back on?
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    Just plug it into any power supply (computer, wall charger, portable charger etc.)
  6. iTorres

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    If I use the autolock feature I bring it back to life with the Home button, which gets me to the slider to unlock and use.

    If I let the battery drain completely (and it's been a while since I tried this so I may be wrong about this), on recharging it I can still unlock with the slider.

    Having seen the responses and typing this out I can see what you're all getting at, i.e. autolock isn't the same as switching it off!

    Quite the conundrum. I'll look for SBSettings, but it doesn't sound like it would be much use. I don't have my Touch to hand, but am I right in thinking when you start charging it (regardless of mode) the option to unlock it using the slider becomes available?
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    SBSettings. From Cydia. If you open SBSettings and click on the cog, you can lock it from there. Not only lock, but you can enter Safe Mode, Power off, Sleep, Respring, etc...
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    Am I right in thinking SBSettings can only be installed on a jailbroken touch and in order to jailbreak the power button needs to be used?
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    Yup
    sucks to be you...

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