How do I intentionally brick my iPod to get a free replacement

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  1. Aa_quib

    Aa_quib New Member

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    I remember a thread which I can't find anymore, but basically it showed you how to completely brick your iPod so you could get a replacement from Apple.

    Where did the thread go? All I want is a replacement iPod.
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    SumDaii Active Member

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    It got closed because that would be illegal, I think.
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    Aa_quib New Member

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    The thing is my iPod freezes all the time I think something is legitimately wrong with it, but the guy at the Genius Bar just said that it's common. I don't have another Apple Store near me, but having an iPod restart automatically every 2 minutes even after a restore is far from common.
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    Clownassasin New Member

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    why dont you just try restoring?
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    Aa_quib New Member

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    I must've restore atleast 10 times and it appears fine for the first day or 2 and then starts up again. That's why it's somewhat hard to prove to the Genius, as he just restored it and it was working fine for the amount of time that he had it for.
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    DFU Restore?
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    Aa_quib New Member

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    Tried it.
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    This is fraud.
    Fraud is stealing.
    Stealing is illegal.
    Talking about illegal things on iPtF is against the rules.
    Breaking the rules leads to bans.
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    Aa_quib New Member

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    It's not fraud, something is legitimately wrong with my iPod.

    How the $%^& is it stealing? I'm within the 1 year warranty period and only getting what I rightfully deserve: A working iPod for the $300 I spent.

    Stop being such a tool.
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Breaking an iPod to get a replacement is fraud. If something is wrong with it, give it to Apple and they'll replace it. No need to do more damage.
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