Two days ago I received my iPod Touch 2G that I bought off of ebay for the sole purpose of trying to brick it. I tried single way imaginable to brick my iPod. The only way that I finally bricked it was to delete THE / DIRECTORY BY SSHING INTO MY IPOD. THIS WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ACCIDENTLY! So anyone who claims to have a bricked iPod is either completely dumb or it's not bricked and there's a way to fix it.