Confused on "Bricking"

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ACint24, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. ACint24 macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Does this mean I have to just restore my phone to repair?

    My real question is whether there is a chance of making my iPhone forever unusable by jail breaking?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Bricking means you make your iPhone completely unusable. So unusable it doesn't even turn on, go into DFU mode, or run in any noticeable way. There is no way to brick an iDevice, unless you are a very experienced dev wanting to do so.
  3. ACint24 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Exactly what I needed to know.

    Downloading redsn0w now :)
  4. dudeabiding macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2009
    I accidentally deleted a bunch of really important files while the phone was on (using Cyberduck) by not noticing that besides the file I selected being highlighted, two other large and important files were also highlighted. By the time I realized what was happening, it was a major ooops moment. I went to restore it and it wouldn't come out of bootlogo. However, after about half an hour of messing with it, I got it to restore. I think, unless you crush it or drop it on something hard enough to break connections, or submerge it, the phone will always be restorable. That is, unless you break a port somehow and can't connect it to your computer.
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Barring physical damage, it is impossible to brick an iPhone. The worst that can happen is that you will have to do a DFU restore.

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