Straight Angle™: iPhone Bricked by Apple!
Thursday, September 27, 2007

iPhone Bricked by Apple! 

As I am writing this, I am staring at a screen that says, "iTunes has deducted an inactive iPhone. Please restore the iPhone to the blah blah.....". What the latest firmware update to the iPhone had done to my iPhone is, to brick it (well, almost nearly). All my data has gone- including all my songs, my notes, calendar information, SMS's, browsing history, bookmarks - its as good as a new iPhone. Thankfully, my contact list is still intact. But my voice mail settings and all the voice mails that I had saved, are gone- I am distraught- I didn't expect this from Apple- to brick my phone- my confidence in Apple is taking a second nasty blow- after the now infamous price slash.

I did read commentary on the firmware update- all it said was that, an active AT&T Sim was necessary to get the iPhone working post update. But, I hadn't unlocked the phone in the first place- So, I don't understand what went wrong. Do I have any recourse for this?

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Blogger Chakra said...

My Nokia phone is due for upgrade in December. iPhone would be available in UK from November. I thot of going for that... but looking at your experience and quite a few other guys, i don't think i would go for that. Instead, I prefer to get a Blackberry Curve.

10/09/2007 4:23 AM  
Blogger Krish said...

@Chakra: Seems like this is a random happening- my iPhone just happened to win the lottery of being bricked by a pure random probability. That aside, I know that is not a good enough reason to invest in something that you would treasure- but the pure joy of using the phone- nothing beats it!

10/09/2007 11:39 AM  
Blogger Mouly said...

Finally did the upgrade yesterday and it worked fine. Was scared to do it especially since mine is a prepaid one. But went thru a breeze and was up and running within minutes.

10/29/2007 11:50 AM  
Blogger Krish said...

@Mouly: Post upgrade experience and knowledge says that, this bricking of "good" phones is a random occurence. Good that it didnt happen with you- but the functional upgrade is of no big use for us- may be the technical part of the upgrade would be of some use!

10/29/2007 8:37 PM  

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