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Broken iPhone Silent Switch Bypass

Broken iPhone Silent Switch Bypass

Posted July 5, 2008 at 4:41pm by iClarified · 96900 views
This is a solution for regaining your ringtones and system sounds for those with a broken iPhone silent switch.

First, to regain your system sounds install the "Silent Switch Bypass" from the iClarified repository. To find instructions on adding this source to your Installer app follow this tutorial.

The bypass was created by XianLi and modifies your SystemSoundBehaviours plist.

Next, to regain your Ringtones all you have to do is install VideosTone. You can find instructions on how to do this here

Finally, for more discussion on this issue, check the Hackint0sh thread.

Broken iPhone Silent Switch Bypass
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Derrick Schmidt
Derrick Schmidt - November 14, 2017 at 11:03pm
thanks this worked great for me
JigsT - January 19, 2015 at 7:21am
My switch stays on silent and cannot be turned back to ring. This worked for me (iphone 6): Turn on assertive touch (through settings), then go on device and "Unmute." Turn off assertive touch (if you don't want it). It works fine now.
Ahmad iiman
Ahmad iiman - February 7, 2017 at 2:14pm
Thank you my friend Thank u very very much.
orilowkey - November 17, 2013 at 10:56pm
you can go to settings>>accessibility>>assistive touch. Then you can mute and unmute the iPhone.
Bailey - July 24, 2016 at 5:43am
This was really useful, thank you :)
Michael - October 2, 2013 at 10:10pm
If you turn on assistive touch you can select mute/un mute under device
Ross - November 5, 2012 at 7:56am
My switch on my iPhone does work but goes down and goes up and silent and then off silent
ksl82 - May 19, 2012 at 11:59am
I couldn't find this app in iClarified's repository. I also tried to install the AutoSilent software, but it said my device wasn't proven compatible yet. So I used SBSettings with a special module:
proxide - November 4, 2009 at 5:01pm
Haven't tested auto silent yet, but THANK YOU in the meanwhile =) Been waiting for months for someone to post a follow-up!
Nalfein - January 25, 2010 at 11:05pm
I 've installed Auto Silent...but i cannot disable my Broken Silent Switch so i turns to Silent or Ringer Mode again again (vribrating all the time) and it's very frustrating and also consumes too much battery...Is there any settings that i must change or something?? Thanks in advance...
Amy - January 29, 2010 at 1:12pm
I searched under bothe Cydia and the App Store.. I can not find an application called Auto Silent.
J Dollaz
J Dollaz - February 21, 2011 at 3:06pm
do these buttons have an affect on me getting my iphone jailbroken
Manish - March 10, 2011 at 2:07pm
I installed Auto Silent on my iPhone (4.2.1) and it just corrupted my iPhone. The silent switch is not working anymore, on or off, iPhone always remain on silent. Even though, I've un-installed the app, but still no joy. Can any one help.
Ben - July 30, 2009 at 2:11pm
Yea. Except it is impossible to take off such a tiny piece of plastic without having a specialized tool. Because needle nose pliers even the smallest ones are too big and it doesn't work to try and grab it
proxide - July 29, 2009 at 7:53am
Now there's 3.0. I would love this app for 3.0 through Cydia!!
Bart - September 11, 2009 at 12:49pm
I also have 3.0.1 and looking forward to a mute switch bypass app. Want to have my sounds back! Can anyone help? Why isn't this app being updated to work with OS 3 too???
Rai - November 4, 2009 at 3:12pm
You can use "Auto Silent" for 3.0. It supports all iPhone generations (2g, 3g, 3gs) and os firmware 2.2, 3.0, 3.1
Notsocommon78 - May 16, 2009 at 8:55am
All you have to do is pry the plastic off. You don't need a drill or anything it's just plastic. Once off all I use is my earing to move the switch back one fourth. Didn't download a thing.
Luke - November 16, 2010 at 4:32pm
Thanks for that, worked like a charm. =)
Cesar uribe
Cesar uribe - January 27, 2012 at 5:20am
I have iphone 4 with same prob u think itl wrk, phone stuck on silent and volume buttons do nothin?:(
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