Have you bricked?

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    First post! :)

    Wife and I are planning on Droids:motdroidvert: next month when our current contract expires.

    I'm anxiously looking forward to playing around with mine, I'm sure the wife won't let me touch hers. Ha!
    My first question is: Who has actually bricked their phone? I know it is a possibility but, in reality, how common is it?

    I'm pretty sure I'd be grounded if I stoned the new phone.:icon_evil:
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    I honestly never heard of someone actually bricking their phone. Welcome to the forumdancedroid
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    whats "bricking"?
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    I have completely killed my phone countless times, however with SP Recovery you can always get it back and pumping. Welcome and enjoy!
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    Yeah, that's kinda what I thought. I can't see rooting being that popular if a bunch of people were killing 500 dollar phones.
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    Ya, I don't consider it properly bricked if it is recoverable.
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    With SPrecovery and all the help you'll get here at DF, I would say its nearly impossible to brick your phone. Just read instructions fully and start slow. I think it took me half a day to finally get all the info and actually try to root my phone. Now I can't stop in fact I actually try to mess up my Droid now just to get a better idea of some mistakes others make.
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    If you plan on hacking your device then make a backup. Out of all the "bricked" phone thread 80% were from flashing a rom with a weak battery, and 15% were from not wiping data and cache between roms. All the phone issues were able to be fixed with recovery or worse come to worse sbf recovery.
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    yet to hear of a single one being bricked a few times ive heard people have to RSD them but never a true brick from modding
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    Verian, I went to high school in Howards Grove. Nice to see someone from the home town area! I live in Rhode Island now.
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    I don't think I could ever leave Wisconsin. I love the weather and sports teams to much.
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    NFL Sunday ticket fixes one problem and the weather is similar here (not as cold though). And I am totally addicted to saltwater fishing. Afraid I won't be able to go home now. But your right, there is nothing like being where you grew up.
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    i dont think i have ever heard someone say that with a straight face.


    me personally if its under 70 degrees its too cold.
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    The snowmobiles overheat too much in South Florida heat!:icon_eek:
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    Over 60k people on this forum as members. All of the ones who bricked the phone are required to join this community group that was started on March 29, 2010:
    Bricked A DROID Before
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    I'll be proud to be the first member!
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    to be quite honest in order to brick this phone you would actually have to try and it would still be pretty hard.
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    240 volts might do the trick...or would that be toast?