Simple question, and hopefully a simply answer. I know what the TERM means. Basically, it renders the device unusable, but that doesn't answer my needs. What causes a device to be 'bricked' - I know it 'CAN' be done through Jailbreaking, but what steps are missed/not applied properly to cause this? Meaning, I've seen a jailbroken device before. I've jailbroken my iPod touch, by following a few simple instructions I've found online from a reliable source. It worked perfectly, but I know others who have tried to Jailbreak their iDevice, done something wrong, and then voila. Bricked. So... what causes it to be Bricked? Is it a failed attempt? Missed steps? What? Im just very curious about this matter. And when a device is BRICKED, is there ANYWAY to restore the device to factory settings?! I mean, what access does a user have when a device is BRICKED?! Hopefully I made my question clear, as to what Im curious about, but if not, definitely reply and ask for a clearer understanding, I really don't mind.