It seems bricking your device is slowly becoming part of our smartphone culture, and with Verizon Wireless not offering phone insurance and other factors... This is a dangerous play ground and one Engadget editor wrote about his experience. Apparently it was a usual day for him, doing his own thing, being cool. He finds out about the OTA update available for the Droid X, and to get that he had to return his device to factory software (he previously flashed a custom ROM to his device). This meant he had to downgrade his ROM to something a bit more made by Motorola. Doing so takes a bit of power and apparently he forgot that, and went into the process not knowing his device will not charge for the duration of the downgrade. Not knowing that caused his device to die during the process bringing it to the state of what we called bricked, paperweight, child's toy, iPhone, unusable. To keep this story short, he had to do a lot of research and cable modification to get his device to think it is charging through USB, and at the end... Returning to full batteries, which then allowed him to flash the downgrade successfully and just in time for the update. To read the full long story, check it out on Engadget.