I was thinking about all the bricking issues and came up with some precautions: 1. Kill all iTunes related processes explanation: iTunes could interfere by trying to (but not suceeding) sync your iPod. Even if you have auto sync off, I find it still syncs for a brief moment. So avoid all iPod realted processes... 2. Don't do anything else! explanation: other processes could use up memory, which could be used for pwnage. Also, its important that you keep the tasks running to a minimum. Those tasks, such as safari, or other browsers, could interfere. 3. If using a laptop, plug it in. Or if using a desktop, make sure you won't lose power Please Register or Log in to view images explanation: pwnage is extremely dangerous if it is interrupted, so the moral is: don't interrupt it if you can!! Those are my precautions. Let me know what you think..