Is it IMPOSSIBLE to brick a 1st Gen iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Semio1es, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Semio1es macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    I am about to buy a used 1st Gen iphone that has 2.0 on it, and I want to unlock it for tmobile. If I screw something up using Pwnage Tool can it become a brick? Can i image my iPhone before I mess with it, so I can try to restore it if Pwnage fails.
  2. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    It's not impossible, but if you follow the pwnage directions on here TO THE LETTER, you probably won't have a problem. That's what I did, and it worked perfectly. The main part about pwnage is just not to get scared. Just let it do it's magic, and it'll turn out fine. If you really want to make sure it's okay, find someone in your local area that's done it, and see if they're willing to help you, so that you know you aren't messing up. :) If you totally mess it up, not even an image will help, but if it's only minor screwed up, you can put it into DFU mode and do a restore straight from iTunes.
  3. jeffmc macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2007
    it is EXTREMELY difficult to do and very unlikely that you will brick your phone

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