What happens to BRICKED Devices?

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  1. Numb

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    What happens to BRICKED Devices? Say I bricked my iPhone, what can I do?

    Take it back to Apple and ask for another one??? BRICKED meaning the PWNAGE way.

    And also, would it matter that I jailbroke AND unlocked my iPhone?
  2. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    You can't brick an iPhone without jb/unlocking it as far as I know... so... you're screwed.
  3. jfb392

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    You can't even really brick one anymore, unless you can't wait a couple minutes while BootNeuter flashes your bootloader and baseband.
    Even then, the A17 test point could be used for blank writes and a payload could be flashed.
    Unlocking is down to a byte search of the .fls file now, so it's not dangerous.

    And no, the Pwnage patch itself won't brick either the iPhone or iPod touch; it flashes the s5l8900, not the secure bootloader which controls DFU mode.
    DFU mode, of course, would enable you to restore your device to a stock firmware, which do away with the Pwnage RSA patch.
  4. Redshift

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    I think you mean secure bootrom.

    Also, while supposedly you can't brick you're iPod touch or iPhone, it is possible to permanently brick wifi, edge, and cellular service of the iPhone.
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    No, I said secure bootloader.
    The S-Gold is a bootrom.
    And no, you really can't anymore.
    Unless you're stupid enough to keep trying things, like many are, you should always be able to erase your baseband using iEraser.
    Example of what can happen to idiots is here.
    Nice attempt though.
  6. Numb

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    Wow interesting comments. And btw spoon, I haven't bricked my device, I was just wondering.

    So is it possible to brick the iPhone anymore? If yes, then how? If no, then how come people have videos of their device bricked (when it turns on and just flashes off?)

    ??
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    It's pretty unlikely, and using Pwnage will certainly not brick your device.
    There's videos of "bricked" devices because most people here are 11 year old PSP scene idiots who throw the word around when they can't comprehend what's happened.
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    so what has happenedto their devices? And how can they fix it? Sry for all the questions LOL
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    The patch was interrupted by something.
    All they have to do is enter DFU mode and restore.
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    I rather use a Nokia and a ipod touch

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    haha no bricking probs

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