Reason for "brick"?

Discussion in 'Pwnage and Winpwn Discussions' started by joeyhbaby, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. joeyhbaby

    joeyhbaby New Member

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    Do you think that it is possible to brick your ipod by using the wrong firmware with pwnagetool? I have an iPod Touch and I tried using the iPhone firmware with it and it bricked two of my iPod Touches. I don't know if it was something I did or the firmware itself. What do you think?
  2. jpga13

    jpga13 Banned

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    You can not use iphone firmware on the iPod.
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    EvanTDM New Member

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    impossible you cant EVEN restore it to iphone firmware you get an error you lied
  4. georgie

    georgie New Member

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    Pwn....

    I think it would just say "restore failed"
  5. pakkman781

    pakkman781 New Member

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    Sweet Internet Jesus, how in the bloody hell did you brick TWO iPods? Didn't the failure of the first clue you in? Have you ever heard "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" saying? Is it really so hard to get the right ipsw file? I pwned my iPod with 1.1.4, pwned to 2.0, then restored back to 1.1.4. AND IT WAS SO EASY A UNCONSCIOUS RETARDED CHIMP COULD DO IT!

    Sorry for the flame, but my god, it's hard to hear of at least $600 worth of iPod succumbing to PEBKAC...
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    pakkman781 New Member

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    Sorry for the double post, the edit system seems to be broken...

    To answer your question, the reason they brick is that the bootloader firmware, which is a lower level function than say, the OSX based iPhone/iPod touch OS, is flashed incorrectly, and can no longer function as it is supposed to. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's similar to misflashing your PCs BIOS and it is no longer able to boot. Although a PCs BIOS may be recoverable by some failsafe, the iPhone/iPod touch has no such failsafe, as you're not even supposed to be able to mess with the bootloader in the first place!
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    jfb392 New Member

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    For the last f***ing time; DFU is a CPU function, you can't brick an iPod.
  8. thespaz

    thespaz New Member

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    When you pwn your iPod touch, you can load ANYTHING as a firmware file because Pwnage Tool bypasses the code sign check so therefore you CAN in fact flash an iPod touch with an iPhone firmware but, then it won't be able to boot.
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    you disgust me!!!
  10. joeyhbaby

    joeyhbaby New Member

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    i'm talking about while using pwnagetool. you look for the .ipsw file (the iphone firmware).

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