1. FrostedDarkness's Avatar
    Ok, so you've got bricked?
    1.) Hold down home and power button
    2.) At the same time, press restore in iTunes.

    You've got stuck in recovery mode?
    1.) Google 'RecBoot'
    2.) Download the zip that is hosted under a file sharing site.
    3.) Download, extract.
    4.) Create a shortcut to the recboot executable on your desktop.
    5.) CONNECT YOUR iOS DEVICE
    6.) Click the Kick out of recovery mode option.
    7.) Wait
    8.) Done

    P.S. I cried the first time my iPod got bricked. Don't, read.
    02-22-2011 03:51 PM
  2. Handlebars's Avatar
    If it got bricked you would have had to new ipod.
    02-23-2011 11:30 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    There's a huge difference between getting stuck in recovery mode or DFU and being bricked. The first two can be recovered - the third can't.
    02-24-2011 05:20 AM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It's too bad too many n00bs use "Bricked" when they don't really understand things. The fact that you're asking for help to get the device working again means it's not Bricked LOL. Since the first gen iPhone it has been virtually impossible to brick the iDevices.
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    02-24-2011 06:24 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    It's too bad too many n00bs use "Bricked" when they don't really understand things. The fact that you're asking for help to get the device working again means it's not Bricked LOL. Since the first gen iPhone it has been virtually impossible to brick the iDevices.
    agreed.. i think that term has taken on a new meaning as of late.. meaning; "bricked" nowadays is not what it use to mean.. haha
    02-24-2011 09:24 AM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    No. Bricked has always meant bricked. It's just that a lot of noobs think their phone is bricked, when it's really just "stuck."
    02-24-2011 09:58 AM
  7. FrostedDarkness's Avatar
    Well, create a reply with the definitions if them all.
    02-24-2011 12:45 PM
  8. wcarlson40#IM's Avatar
    FrostedDarkness - I actually do think that was a helpful post. To most newbies, "bricked" just means that it doesn't work (they also think DFU mode means "done effed up" mode)
    02-24-2011 02:55 PM
  9. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Well, create a reply with the definitions if them all.
    LOL wont work, look at the stickies at the top of every forum and yet you still get the same questions which the sticky answers. If you put up a post with the meaning of things you'll just end up referring to the thread a million times a day. I don't mind helping people out even when I know it was answered in the sticky but after a couple dozen times putting the same answer I just kind of call it a day at that point.

    Brick - Big, Heavy and used to break windows.

    And that's windows not Windows
    02-24-2011 03:40 PM
  10. FrostedDarkness's Avatar
    LOL. Anyway, thanks.
    02-25-2011 02:55 PM
  11. FrostedDarkness's Avatar
    Yeah, I actually found about 7 other ways to unlock it from a unusable state. Can't remember what problems they are for, or what the solutions are.
    02-25-2011 07:06 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yo could put the link in this thread and then refer to it in the future.
    02-25-2011 07:21 PM
  13. rpmstl's Avatar
    Here is what always has worked for me over the last couple of generations:

    If you are apparently in a locked up state, do nothing. Give it 5 more minutes and most of the time it will boot.

    If the 'do nothing' fix does nothing, try this:

    1. Plug into USB.
    2. Wait 30 seconds or so.
    3. Hold down the sleep and home buttons simultaneously for a very long time. Keep holding. When you see the apple, let go of both buttons.

    edit: Forgot to reiterate the above sentiment - a brick is a brick. Get the terminology right. In my years as an i-er, I have not heard of a single verified story of a truely bricked phone that did not have hardware issues, eg) My iphone is bricked, oh ya, before I jailbroke, I dropped it from a 5 story building into a swimming pool and dried it in my oven - Geohot ruined my phone!!!!
    Last edited by rpmstl; 02-25-2011 at 08:16 PM.
    02-25-2011 08:10 PM
  14. FrostedDarkness's Avatar
    edit of above-
    Hold down home and lock for 10 seconds.
    Wait while screen goes black.
    Apple logo, booting.
    03-14-2011 03:25 AM
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