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What does it mean when a phone is "bricked"?

If a phone is "bricked" during rooting or jailbreaking - what does that mean? Is it literally impossible to fix?

Most Useful Answer jezcooke  Jul. 7, 2011 at 12:34

Technically probably yes it means it's reduced it to the functionality of a brick - i.e. useless (unless you want to build a wall out of phones!). However in reality there are varying degrees of 'bricking' and it could just mean that the individual (with the 'brick') can't fix it (perhaps due to needing additional hardware, software, expertise or a replacement part).

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jezcooke  Jul. 7, 2011 at 12:34

Technically probably yes it means it's reduced it to the functionality of a brick - i.e. useless (unless you want to build a wall out of phones!). However in reality there are varying degrees of 'bricking' and it could just mean that the individual (with the 'brick') can't fix it (perhaps due to needing additional hardware, software, expertise or a replacement part).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 7, 2011 at 12:41

Well said => useful answer :)

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