What it means to "brick" your phone.

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  1. pinesal
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    Hey, sorry to be anal about this but I just wanted to discuss out the definition of "bricked" because I see the term used incorrectly over and over and over.

    What bricked really means is that your phone is a brick. So in other words:

    Things a brick can't do:

    display information
    receive user input
    make sounds

    Things a brick can do:

    Hold down paper
    prop door open
    be thown through a window


    It means your phone has the same fuctionality as a brick. If you can get into the recovery mode you are not bricked.

    I have never heard of ANYONE ever bricking an Android phone.

    Have a nice day. dancedroid
     
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    You say this like it's a new topic. :p
     
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    Well, I don't personally remember this being discussed and I'm sorry if it has already. I do see the term misused still though,
     
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    I wish I could remember the post, but there is at least ONE documented case of somebody actually "bricking' their Droid.


    Other than that ONE, I've never seen or heard of anybody truly bricking a Droid.
    It simply dosent happen.
    There are fixes for everything
     
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    Sir you are mistaken. It is not a just a Brick, its a really expensive Brick.

    For someone so anal I would expect more... :/
     
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    Bricked phone?

    I am a noob and failed to unlock my bootloader before rooting, now cant get into recovery mode. I am stuck on "Failed to boot 0x1000". Taking battery out and putting it back in does not work nor does the hard reset (power button+ volume down). Any suggestions? The phone is brand new...just took it out of the box last night.
     
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    You don't need to "unlock" the bootloader to root.

    What phone do you have?

    Sent from my A855, while on the move.
     
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    haist just got one problem... im a newbie in this forum and handling android os

    im using u8500 v2.2.2 rooted it good using it for days

    then suddenly after installing busy box with positive feedback to it
    i install font changer .. a pain in the ass apps..

    got minute installing and may phone stock to it..

    got my battery off

    put it again and .. may phone light up like its ok then stoping at its logo ..

    thats it..

    and i try have a flashing but .. got a lock bootloader flashing android :(
    put the zip file of stock ROM in dload folder after reormating my mmc .. got few back up to that

    and it failed in never even trying unpacking..
    realy dont know how to fix it..

    even download ' hi suite''
    but it never connect even i do ha proper drivers to it cause i do rooted it the same loppy..

    i use unlockroot to my phone..

    even try to unroot it and got positive feedback..
    click reboot and sad ' none is fix''

    try to root it again .. got positive feedback again my phone is rooted.. even install batery saver.. and its all '' good''
    after clicking reboot my phone reboot yet,, never fix..

    hopefully .. with all do respect to this forum i do apologies for asking issue this soon .. hopefully got myandroid phone fix soon.. good am.. its 12:44am here .. got work tomrow with no working phone :(
     
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