brick?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by slug420, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. slug420 macrumors regular

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    I want to get an ipt, but one of the main reasons (if not only) for getting it instead of some other personal media player or a nano is the potential it has if I can jailbreak it.

    my question is what is all this stuff I head about "brick"ing it?

    What does this mean?

    Is there seriously something you can do with the ipt in software that renders the hardware unusable? I find this hard to believe but this seems to be the definition of "bricking" it that I am coming up with.

    I am pretty tech savvy and have no problem with headaches and losing everything on my ipt when I am forced to recover it if it crashes....but if something goes awry and it becomes "bricked" I am not ok with the 300 dollar pmp being completely useless forever. I am capable of searching the forums and/or google to find out how to jailbreak it and how to resolve problems when I run into them but im just trying to make sure all the problems I could run into are indeed fixable.
     
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    I don't want to scare you, but my iPod Touch 16gb. Hacked on 1.1.1 won't sync with my Mac. Done a settings reset and erase content, the hacked apps are still there but now I have no music and no connectivity.

    Not good.
     
  5. slug420 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So help me understand (or point me to where this has already been discussed if it has been) if you will what the future *probably* lookslike for the ipt.

    What is the general consensus?

    Will all the apps that people are using on a jailbroken ipt likely be made available for the ipt without hacking it? Will some 3rd parties make a few apps and charge money for them? Will the open source community get behind this and make all the stuff everyone wants for the ipt/iphone?
     
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  7. slug420 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh...so no matter what happens during jailbreak you can always recover? Worst case scenario is what? you lose the data you had on it?
     
  8. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    But see, if you jailbreak immediately, you will have nothing to lose.
    You cannot brick a Touch, so do not worry.
     
  9. slug420 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im not worried at all about losing stuff I put on it. I mean i keep copies of the playlists in itunes and it takes a matter of minutes to drag them onto a newly restored ipod right? sounds like an ipt will be saweet
     
  10. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    An iPT cannot become an iBrick. The bricking refers largely to the baseband corruption; no longer allowing an unlocked and jailbroken phone to get GSM service.
     
  11. slug420 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah, so real bricking is only for iphones? ipt can only become temporarily unusable (until you restore it)
     
  12. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.
     
  13. slug420 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats great

    im officially re-excited about the ipt!
     
  14. Heather1 macrumors regular

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    Jailbreaking, here i come....Muawahhahahah....



    :p
     

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