Has your phone ever randomly bricked itself on its own?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by marker227, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. marker227 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    I was at work today and I was playing with my iPhone 3G... Well the springboard locked up so I did a hard reset with the home and power button. When I turned the phone back on it had the restore to itunes logo and "slide for emergency calls" button as well.

    I was instantly puzzled... When I slid the bar my blue keypad theme was still working. I also noticed for a quick second my lock background came up and then disappeared.

    So I did another hard reset and everything came back to normal. The main screen came back and it said "iPhone Activated" and I hit dismiss.

    Has anyone had this happen to them before?

    My other problem has been, mail constantly crashes after I open it. Could it be that one of my programs or themes is conflicting with it?
  2. madfresh macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm not too sure if my iPhone has actually "bricked itself" but my iPhone has randomly shut off without me being able to do anything about it. Pressed every button possible and nothing happened. I then forced a restart by holding the home and sleep button and it restarted.
  3. mdecker79 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Yup the same thing happened to me the other day... I did a hard reset like you and my 3g was bricked..... I held the power to power off and did a reboot. The phone came back up normally and said it was activated..

    It was very odd..
  4. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    If it came back on, it was never "bricked."

    It was... uh... something else.
  5. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    i really dont like how you have to connect to itunes when the phone messes up... sometimes i dont have access to my computer for a long time...
  6. madfresh macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah, it's sad that the iPhone requires a computer to do certain things. I know people who would have bought an iPhone but have not a clue how to even use a computer.
  7. DN7335 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Not to be nit-pickey, but your phone was never "bricked". Its only a brick if it won't come back on and can't be recovered. Yours just did a reset or something and had to be reactivated.

    To my knowledge there have been no incidents of true bricking with any of the 2.x jailbreaks.
  8. marker227 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004

    Ah, well it's good to hear someone else had this problem :).

    Thanks for the replies.

    Can anyone comment on apps crashing? Is there a way or technique to lessen it?
  9. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    locked up... :)
  10. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    +1 on the same exact thing happening to me. Weird.
  11. Bobeder9 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    The mail app has to do with you restoring from the backup of your phone. You have to set it up as a new phone and not sync your mail accounts. Then set up your mail accounts from your phone and it will work.

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