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  1. GatorMark08

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    Anyone have a surefire way to brick the moto droid 1? Thanks.
     

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    I think starting to flash a .sbf file using RSD and unplugging it midway will probably do the trick.
     
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    There is always the toilet.....
     
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    Software wise I dont think there is any sure way to brick a Droid. I have had my dog knock the usb cable out of my Droid when I was sbfing it and it messed up but I was still able to sbf and fix it. Now if you do the above and get it wet its not going to work.
     
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    I can imagine that, in the first five seconds, you had some choice words for your dog :D
     
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    yea but mostly cause the phone went flying. I knew I would still be able to sbf and fix the issue.
     
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    Maybe run it over with your car? That might work.... but then again.....
     
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    lol thanks, I might not try the toilet or running I over. I thought about trying to find a gsm radio update for the milestone to flash onto it considering its cdma I figured that'd do the trick. Its my 4th droid. I've had nothing but trouble with it, so I figure brick it and try to get an upgrade. 4 phones in 6 months is a little more than agrivating.
     
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    By doing that, you'll probably be voiding the warranty, so no new phone. Take it back unrooted and non-bricked and see if you can convince them to swap it out for a DX or D2. If it's bricked, they probably won't exchange it.
     
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    they can't tell if you're rooted or not if the phone "just doesn't turn on"
     
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    I'm pretty sure that is called insurance fraud, and it's illegal.

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    However I circumnavigated the system for free tethering and I sail the seven seas as a seasoned pirate. Maybe I shouldn't be the one discussing morals lol

    My hands are covered in the blood of the music, movie, and software industries.

    I am but a broke college student in need of entertainment... what can I say?

    Infallible solution to your probelm:
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    2) Post pics
    3) ??????
    4) Profit
     
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    No. can't be insurance fraud unless he has insurance. The Warranty is not considered insurance.
     
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    There is also the magical white screen. Tell them that sometimes your droid goes to a white screen sometimes, and the only way to get it back is a battery pull. they'll eventually say okay, and mail you one, and you mail yours back. done deal.
     
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    okay... it's still fraud ;)
     
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    I don't believe it legally is. I think verizon could remove your warranty if they found out, or even make you leave their network. But there is no legal action they could pursue. Its a warranty... Heck, I could be totally wrong! JUst thinking out loud. definitely not morally correct, OR Fair to the rest of us (because it drives up the costs), But who knows!
     

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