Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Power button works like home button

After rear housing replacement power button started to work like home button and phone doesn't recognize simcard.

I was rebuild phone back to original housing and problem is same.

Thanks for any advice.


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I can tell that your sim recognising problem is all about battery removal.

If you goto setting general date and time settings you will see the time and date reset to 2000 instead of 2014 since battery removal.

Just set up time manually to back today. After that it will start recognising your sim card again.

Power button and home button question is not clear. More detail will help you to get quick answer.

Good luck ...

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Thank you for reply!

When i completed the phone i wasn't able to power on. It turns on after connect charger. After when i push the power button, it shows you home screen. When i'm keep pushing the power button, siri will start. Power button just took over the function of home button.


Is it jailbroken ?

There is a software in cydia called activator. It changes button functions.

It sounds like a software problem to me.

Because power button and home button connectors on mainboard not too close to each other. I dont think its a hardware problem.

Looks like software problem. You can try assistive touch in settings -> general -> accessibility

It may help to fix your problem temporary.


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What u mean power button started to work like home button?

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When you push the power button, it shows you home screen. It does same function like home button.


That's so weird I would try a restore but sounds like ur motherboard is messed up


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