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  1. blink

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    Is there any sure fire way to brick my eris? No real specific reason ;)
     

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    try to load the new room but unzip it first and take some files out :)
    gotta work! :)
    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 :)
     
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    Do you have a microwave? A sledge hammer? An ex-wife?
     
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    Unshielded wire running from a car battery into the usb port...
    just saying...
     
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    Pull the battery half-way through the 2.1 leak update
     
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    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!"
     
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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.
     
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    Actually, a brick would work too.

    Come to think of it, that seems quite appropriate on more than one level.
     
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    I love will it blend!!! Chuck Norris ... will it blend?
     
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    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!
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    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...
     
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    What all could they or could they not check for, and what could cause me to get charged?
     
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    Nope, nothing comes to mind.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.)
     
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    So you want to brick it, pay $79, and get a factory refurb............piss on it.
     

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