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    Default How to purposly brick a Droid?

    Anyone know how?
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    I have a feeling you want to use this knowledge for evil.
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    Tell me why, and maybe I'll tell you how.
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    No evil intended on any individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbhil View Post
    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.
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    And the developers don't know how to brick a phone? That's well, umm, interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffs View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDWX View Post
    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++
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbhil View Post
    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.
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    No problem. Have fun lol
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    Alternately, use the moto reflash tool, and unplug the phone halfway through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffs View Post
    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
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    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.
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    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 :/
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    Default Re: How to purposly brick a Droid?

    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

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