Just put your self in "that dude's" shoes. You are buzzin' you go take a leak, get back, and there's an object on a bar stool. Your buddy is telling a joke, your mind isn't really focused, pick up the phone, see it's the GPowell's, blah blah it goes dead. Let's just skip the bar scene, and start off from when you wake up with a headache, and no pants on. After tinkering with it, and deciding that it's bricked, I probably would've taken pictures of it, made a youtube video of it, gave the first impressions, review, and ect. I think I would've emailed the SJob's saying I HAVE YOUR PHONE, but I doubt that'd work. Maby a call to Apple, or their tech support (lol) to get in contact with the big dogs. It's a pretty good barganing chip, but since I replied soon, and didn't sell it to the Giz, I'd try to negotiate a hefty apple gift certificate, or a pile of macbooks for the return of the phone. As a reward of course... Or a job. Then a few days later, throw all that stuff on the net. Just to get people at MR to go nuts and not lose hope lol. What would you have done? FWIW I think Jesus would've unbricked the phone, and used it. If it worked I totally would've used it. Or sold it on ebay as a 'custom handmade phone' lol.