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    Question What does "bricked" mean ?

    Hi folks,

    i am reading this forum now since 4 weeks nearly daily. (since i have my OOTB 1.1.2)
    but i still dont know what "bricked" means. i guess the phone will than for a while be not more useable,...?!?!

    but will this status last 4 ever?
    let me ask in another way: could it happen to me (in case i do an update after my phone have been unlocked) that my iphone will never be useable? or am i anyhow able to set the phone back.

    i mean i read this thread also and it sounds logic to me but,...

    anyhow the main question is: what means bricked.

    thanks for the info.

    pls dont post something like "pls use search" or "try the search-function" cause is i did but found tonns of threads but not an explanation for bricked.
    thanks.

    BR DD



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    a brick is a useless block that just sits where it was left and does nothing, thus if you "Brick" your phone then it has become useless and does nothing.

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    "Bricked" means a device that refuses to show any signs of proper operation. A bricked iPhone, technically, will never respond to any buttons, will have a dark screen all the time, won't be recognized by iTunes through any means, basically, it would be permanently off and irreparably so. However, the term is consistently misused on this forum to describe iPhones which have a corrupted baseband and can't make calls, use bluetooth, or use wifi. This, as I have said, is an incorrect usage of the term and it should be corrected whenever possible, because there is a huge, huge difference between normal "bricked" and hackint0sh "bricked".

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    Another term you can use is "paperweight".
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    thanks for the infos.
    and i get such a bricked phone in case i do an update after the phone has been unlocked. and if i have a bricked phone i am no more able to use it anymore?

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    Depends on the level of "brickage"

    Worse case (that happened, search the forum), your phone doesnt boot anymore to the point of the restore procedure can't even be used. You iPhone can then only be used as a paperweight.

    "Slightly Better" case (happened a lot), you messed with the baseband and then your iPhone won't work as a phone anymore, but that's still work as an ipod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrave View Post
    Depends on the level of "brickage"
    Even though its only January, I want to nominate the above as
    hackint0sh forum statement of the year (Or is "brickedness" more
    grammatically correct?)

    I found my iPhone to be pretty forgiving. I did some awful,
    nasty, (aka stupid) things to my phone early on, and was somehow
    always able to recover.

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    i have an ipod 4.3.1 4th generation and i have had a bricked ipod too. now what you want to do in case of a brick is simply hold the sleep and hom ebutton for about five seconds, and then let off of the sleep button, while still holding the hom ebutton once your screen "twitches" or turns white for a 63rd of a second then when the screen turns black tap the home button and your device will turn back on
    hope i helped!

 

 

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