I think I bricked my iPhone 3G, then fixed it

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by d wade, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    I had a 1st gen. Never jailbroke.

    Now I have the 3G.

    I played around and jailbroke my 2.0.1 version. I loved making new themes and all the things you can do. Then i wanted to get the NES emulator.

    I got SSH and got my NES working and was loving it.

    Then one night I was messing around with SSH, trying to find Kate on my iPhone and delete it. I opened installer, and it froze. So I had to reboot my Phone.

    When it restarted, there was a USB plug sybol telling me to plug into iTunes. When i plugged it in, it gave me some long error code.

    My phone was useless. Bricked i guess.

    Did some googling, found out how to enter recovery mode, wiped the slate clean. Erased everything. Made me upgrade to 2.0.2 now. But it completely wiped it clean, I lost all my settings, and some phone numbers.

    It's kinda ******, Im just happy my phone works again.

    Anyone know about this?
     
  2. DN7335 macrumors 6502

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    Happy you got it back working. Technically though, if you're able to recover it its not bricked :)
     
  3. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    Oh ok.. wasn't sure of the technicalities of 'bricking'

    But still, it was not working. Giving me error codes and stuff.

    Had to wipe it clean
     
  4. DN7335 macrumors 6502

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    Yea its a pain having to reinstall all your Cydia apps and all your music and videos, etc...
     
  5. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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  6. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    When does a brick become something other than a brick?
     
  7. Haruk macrumors member

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    when the only useful thing of your iphone is that it would make a fine brick
     
  8. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    lol, ya thats what i figured too.

    how about, "I paperweighted my iPhone" or "I turned my iPhone into a fishtank decoration"
     

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