Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blink, Mar 30, 2010.
Is there any sure fire way to brick my eris? No real specific reason
try to load the new room but unzip it first and take some files out
though...im sure it what file to take out...
cause if u take out the one that allows it to boot into the bootloaded then it wont work
Do you have a microwave? A sledge hammer? An ex-wife?
Unshielded wire running from a car battery into the usb port...
Pull the battery half-way through the 2.1 leak update
That's what I was going to post. It is frustrating if you have a real phone problem that is intermittent and the store won't replace it because they can't replicate your problem in-store. Easy, just brick it in the middle of a firmware upgrade and say, "Replicate this!"
All you need is a blender.
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Lol, thanks everyone for your inputs. However, blender, microwave/hammer/ex-wife, would destroy it, and I'm just trying to brick it, no physical damage. Looking for a warranty replacement.
Actually, a brick would work too.
Come to think of it, that seems quite appropriate on more than one level.
I love will it blend!!! Chuck Norris ... will it blend?
I'm gonna try some of the above metioned methods later on tonight, I'll be sure to let you all know how it works out!
If you have to try more than one to make it bricked you're likely being a bit on the kid-glove side of your activity, blink.
Of course, if you try to brick it with a flash, and HTC decides to do a fault analysis before reconditioning it, you may get a bill...
What all could they or could they not check for, and what could cause me to get charged?
Nope, nothing comes to mind.
I'm not an expert on what HTC can do or does do, but I would suppose they can run diagnostics on a bricked phone and get quite a bit of information (depending on what had been done to the phone). If some of the information doesn't match what they expect to find, I would imagine they'd have a pretty good idea of what had been done to the phone.
Mind you, that's a lot of supposition and guessing, but I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility.
Curious to know why you need to brick your phone and take it back? What is wrong with the phone in the first place? Buyers remorse? Upgrade gone bad? Want a different phone?
No way they would do this on every phone that comes in. Now, at random? Maybe...like an IRS audit or something.
Just for the record...I have never bricked a phone purposely or otherwise. Not because I was afraid of getting caught but because I feel that it is the wrong thing to do. (Don't accuse me of being the police just because my own conviction says it's wrong.)
So you want to brick it, pay $79, and get a factory refurb............piss on it.