1. sniffs's Avatar
    Anyone know how?
    03-31-2010 04:39 PM
  2. pops.comp's Avatar
    WHY?
    03-31-2010 04:40 PM
  3. iMatter's Avatar
    I have a feeling you want to use this knowledge for evil.
    03-31-2010 04:44 PM
  4. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Tell me why, and maybe I'll tell you how.
    03-31-2010 04:45 PM
  5. sniffs's Avatar
    No evil intended on any individual.
    03-31-2010 04:45 PM
  6. sniffs's Avatar
    Tell me why, and maybe I'll tell you how.
    I work for a large company that has alot of developers, including Android.

    We want to make sure that while our apps are running and a Droid is bricked for any reason, the database on the cards isn't hosed or corrupted.

    I have a few Droids that I need to purposly brick and would like an easy to use method.

    doesn't make much sense, but this is the task I've been asked of my manager.
    03-31-2010 04:47 PM
  7. jdwx's Avatar
    And the developers don't know how to brick a phone? That's well, umm, interesting.
    03-31-2010 04:50 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I work for a large company that has alot of developers, including Android.

    We want to make sure that while our apps are running and a Droid is bricked for any reason, the database on the cards isn't hosed or corrupted.

    I have a few Droids that I need to purposly brick and would like an easy to use method.

    doesn't make much sense, but this is the task I've been asked of my manager.
    While the phone is running, plug it in to your pc and fire up adb

    su
    cd /etc/framework
    rm -rf *.*
    reboot

    for a permanent brick, flash a GSM radio image intended for the milestone.
    03-31-2010 04:52 PM
  9. sniffs's Avatar
    And the developers don't know how to brick a phone? That's well, umm, interesting.
    They are new to the Android OS.

    We have a large Windows Mobile division and want to branch out to Android.

    We deal mostly in C#, SQL, and C++
    03-31-2010 04:52 PM
  10. sniffs's Avatar
    While the phone is running, plug it in to your pc and fire up adb

    su
    cd /etc/framework
    rm -rf *.*
    reboot

    for a permanent brick, flash a GSM radio image intended for the milestone.
    Gracias.
    03-31-2010 04:54 PM
  11. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    No problem. Have fun lol
    03-31-2010 04:57 PM
  12. graymulligan's Avatar
    Alternately, use the moto reflash tool, and unplug the phone halfway through.
    03-31-2010 08:05 PM
  13. tmatt's Avatar
    I work for a large company that has alot of developers, including Android.

    We want to make sure that while our apps are running and a Droid is bricked for any reason, the database on the cards isn't hosed or corrupted.

    I have a few Droids that I need to purposly brick and would like an easy to use method.

    doesn't make much sense, but this is the task I've been asked of my manager.
    anychance i could get a slightly used Droid from you? tryin to past the time until Nexus 1 comes out on VZW
    03-31-2010 08:10 PM
  14. ikith's Avatar
    You can't permanently brick the droid unless you somehow write over the bootloader. If you can get into the bootloader you can sbf the phone and it isn't bricked.
    03-31-2010 08:53 PM
  15. nathan9214's Avatar
    If i brick my phone this way, would warranty have any of knowing it was rooted. i got my new phone from warranty today and i have to send the other one back without then having an idea it was rooted, or else i pay $299 :/
    08-01-2012 05:05 PM
  16. Alissa babezzz's Avatar
    go To /system/build.prop and open it with text editor and delete A FEW LINES and save it and delete the Build.prop Bak if theres any then reboot and your all done
    07-16-2015 05:19 PM
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