I just registered for this site. I watched the video explaining to me that I'm a noob, and appreciated it. It put me in my place.
I have a Samsung Galaxy s II (for at&t; SGH-i777)
It is about a year and a half old.
I have not rooted it, everything on it is as if it were out of the box. Nothing is changed from the default settings.
I have upgraded to 4.0.4 though.
About a couple days ago, the power button stopped responding completely. I took out the battery and reinserted it which caused the phone to restart but did nothing for my problem. I have called Samsung (they told me to send it in for repairs: costing $70) I would love to get it repaired without sending it in or parying that amount. I have seen options of getting it rooted, downloading an app to transfer the powere button function over to the Volume down button function, but I don't really know how to go about that.
Therefore, I ask you, O'people of XDAdevelopers, do I have any other options? I did search the site for a problem similar to mine, but everyone else has their phone rooted. I am also unfamiliar to any technical terms. I am a noob to the fullest. I don't know how to root the device or even what things would be neccessary to root it.
Any help would be much appreciated it. I am willing to do anything.