Is my iPhone BRICKED?!~!~

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xuchenxixu, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. xuchenxixu macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    okay, i updated to 3.0, and i had some old .ipa from the 2.2.1 firmware, those are cracked.

    so then i connected my phone to my laptop, synced it, and itunes told me some apps are not gona be added.

    so okay. but i restarted my iPhone, and its stuck at the Apple screen for about 2 mins. then the rotating wheel appears and freezes up.

    i put it into DFU and restored it, and now rejailbreaked it, its working fine now.

    BUT I DONT HAVE A OFFICAL SIM, so how do i know if its bricked or not??
  2. Macabron macrumors member


    May 23, 2005
    Durango, México.
    "It's working fine now"?
    What is the problem?, a bricked phone is a paperweight.
    You should be fine.
  3. xuchenxixu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    I don't have a offical sim card. So I'm waiting for the ultrasnow. My understanding of bricking is that the phone won't even recongnize the offical carrier? Correct me if I'm wrong. My worry is that the phone will stop functioning as a PHONE lol. Help much appriciated
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    "Bricked" means it has the functionality of a brick, ie. it does nothing and cannot be fixed. Your phone is not bricked :)
  5. xuchenxixu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009

    That's quite comforting to hear. So what bwould cause the phone to brick up? I read some horror stories about pple upping their phone from unlocked 1.1.0 or something like that. And bricking up on them. Phone still starts but won't recongnize any sim
  6. marker227 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    There is no such thing as a bricked iphone I thought.
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Oh yeah you can brick an iPhone. You just weren't here for the 1.0.2 to 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 days. However to brick an iPhone today, you really must have screwed something up.

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