BRICKING is NOT impossible....

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gravytrain84, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    I've read here several times that these phones are not being bricked and that people are overreacting... Well as of this morning, my IP4 is officially bricked. I JB with Limera1n a few days ago and now my phone will not turn on, will not charge, my macbook does not even recoznize the device so I can not restore, fml. Not a great sitUation!!:mad::mad:
     
  2. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    Hold the power button and home button at the same time while it is plugged in
     
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  4. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried allll of that, stayed on the phone with apple for 30 mins troubleshooting... Its pretty baked she told me, made an apt with apple tomorrow.
     
  5. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    wow that sucks. Is it jailbroken? If they see it is, they may just void your warranty
     
  6. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lady on the phone said it was a hardware issue and that apple store would replace it. I Just HOPE that they do not see that it was JB and tell me too bad too sad.... I would be screwed, can not afford to spend $500 at this time
     
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Did you try tinyubmrella? I think it can kick it out of recovery?
     
  8. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't turn it on (recovery or DFU mode), chances are Apple genius can't either. And, if it's a hardware failure, could happen with JB or not. It should be "Bricking is almost impossible..."
     
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  10. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what Im hoping for... IF they find out its JB, they will not replace?
     
  11. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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  12. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    What does the apple store say when you bring it in?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If they cant turn it on they wont be able to tell it was JB.
    But chances are its not because of the JB but maybe a short or a hardware issue not because you JB it a few days ago.
     
  14. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I work all day, cant bring it in until tomorrow.
     
  15. TSX macrumors 68030

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    On the other hand just restart your computer then plug your iPhone in it should reconize it. Or If you have another computer just use that one
     
  16. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    I know what I'd do with it. Take it to the Apple store, and if they didn't fix it, I could get a replacement for 199. So I'd have an iPhone4, without a contract, for 250.
     
  17. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, pretty sure I tried all that.... ;)
     
  18. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Dude, your phone died. The fact that you jailbroke it recently has nothing to do with it. I bet you ate breakfast this morning too. OMG I ATE BREAKFAST THIS MORNING AND IT BRICKED MY PHONE!!
     
  19. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    I feel for you, but when people say you "can't brick" your iPhone they mean jailbreaking can't brick your iPhone (if you drop it on the ground and it breaks, by your logic, it is "bricked"). This is a hardware problem, one that sounds completely unrelated to jailbreaking.
     
  20. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    I really doubt you actually did the steps to try for DFU mode correctly.
     
  21. Cap41 macrumors 6502

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    I had a Jailbroken Iphone, The hardware failed, I took it back to apple. no problem on the return. They can't turn it on. THey cant tell if its jailbroken.
     
  22. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    update: I pulled out my phone to try it out again and BAM, it turns on. Well not on but gave me the lightening bolt like it needed to be charged.... Battery was completely drained, what would cause this? I charged my phone all night long and had 100% battery right before it went off...
     
  23. biohead macrumors 6502

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    It was possibly in DFU mode to start with? I'm not positive I'm just throwing a suggestion.

    Did you try plugging it into a Windows PC just to see if it made the hardware connected sound?
     
  24. maturola macrumors 68040

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    There you go, You CAN'T BRiCK your phone by Jailbreaking. (hardware failure "during" jailbreak can happen as often as Hardware failure can happen durning any firmware update, but that is different from the actual process of Jailbreaking/Updating being the cause)
     
  25. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What wouldve caused this? Do i need to restore and return for a new phone?
     

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