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  1. sami055

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    So I'm going to be getting this phone in the next few days, and I was wondering will any insulated wire work for this wire trick. My cousin has this phone and I tried it using a wire taken from one of my sisters projects. It carried current between a light bulb or power switch. I thought it would work but nothing happened besides corrupting his sdcard a couple times. I wanna do thus when I get mine and was wondering if anyone could help.
     

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    any wire should work... i used a simple paper clip
     
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    A paper clip. A core from a coaxial cable. Or what I did, which was two Ethernet cable cores twisted together.
     
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    i used the twist tie off a loaf of bread
     
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    You know, I was debating trying that. HOwever I happened to have a ton of ethernet cores lying around. So that's where those came into play for me ;)
     
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    Would this work. I stripped an ethernet cable and took this out.
     

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    should work fine
     
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    It's what I used ;)
     
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    Okay so all i've succeed in doing is ******* up my sd card. I'm trying to do the wire trick but I get getting an error saying still sober.
     
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    Its your timing. If you're getting a still sober message, try little bit less time between taps. Example: Instead of 1.5 seconds, try 1.25 seconds.

    Also, if you run into problems, or feel like taking a break, look at the unlimited.io site for how to restore your card. Should be something like ControlBear -r I think...
     
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    I've done this about 20 times. I've tried 5 different wires. Does this work for hboot 1.57? Also as soon as I touch the sdcard metal thing now it just reboots. Or it reboots into the bootloader then boots back to the jnupuntbear thing and still fails.
     
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    Yes it works 1.57. Just keep at it. Short touch, let go a second, short touch.
     
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