Q: Is there a way to get this iPhone out of its stuck mode without taking it apart? More than a year ago, this forum helped me jailbreak and unlock a Craigslist iPhone 3G iOS 4.2.1 for my kid to use on the T-Mobile network, and everything has been fine ever since on iOS 3.1.3. Today, my kid tells me that the sleep/wake button on the top right stopped working a while ago (it pressed down with a good click feeling - but it just doesn't do anything). This hasn't been a problem - until now. Now, the iPhone 3G is locked up with all the icons and we can't reboot it. The kid took the SIM card out, and now, even with the card back in, it just says "No SIM card installed". If we could just get the sleep/wake button to work, we could reboot it easily. My kid asked me how to reset/reboot the iPhone 3G without the sleep/wake button being operable. These methods won't work: 1. Press and hold the sleep button till you can red swipe to shut down => we never get the red swipe message! 2. Press and hold the home and sleep buttons for 20 seconds till the phone does a forced reset ==> nothing happens 3. At the top right corner, squeeze (pinch) the front screen together with the back case while pushing the Power button. Googling, I find one option to reboot the iPhone 3G is to take the phone apart. My question: Is there a way to get this iPhone out of its stuck mode without taking it apart?