Is it still possible to brick a 3G using Redsn0w?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jshelton, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    If you follow the instructions exactly, is it still possible to brick the iPhone 3G. A friend is about to jailbreak and he is worried about this.

    Thanks guys and gals.
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's not possible to "brick" an iPhone, period.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    It is pretty much impossible to "brick" an iphone in the first place. Most EVERY problem can be solved with a DFU restore in iTunes. :)
     
  4. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure I would say it is absolutely impossible to brick an iphone. It is very very very unlikely though.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    The only way to brick it is if you fry it, brick it thru water damage or break the charger port on the bottom so it cant charge any more.
    If you mess up with software you can always restore it back to factory specs.
     
  6. impulse462 Suspended

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    If you mess with iBoot you can permanently brick the phone but no jailbreaking software (rednow/purplerain) will give you access to iBoot
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but theres still software that can repair that also.....

     
  8. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I suppose you could brick it after a successful jailbreak through openssh. If you delete a system file and cannot replace it (ie; didn't back it up) then it is very likely your phone won't work. ;)
     
  9. thep33t macrumors regular

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    Actually, if you delete every file on the iphone, you can DFU restore it (iE: cd /;rm -r *)
     

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