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09-22-2012, 10:14 PM #1How do I permanently brick an iPad?
I have a gen one iPad that is collecting dust. Since it won't take iOS6 I want to brick it permanently. How can I do it?
09-22-2012, 10:22 PM #2
Why in the world would you want to do that? Donate it to a school or charity, something.
09-22-2012, 10:27 PM #3
Agee with Bo. I'll take it if ya gonna destroy it. Make some money off of it instead of destroying it.
09-22-2012, 10:49 PM #4
09-23-2012, 12:36 AM #5
09-23-2012, 06:14 AM #6
I hear that Simon
09-24-2012, 01:44 AM #7
why would u want IOS 6 on an iPad 1 any way, it's a great iPad I got one and I got an iPad 3 the iPad 1 I actually downgraded to 4.3 and it feels like a new iPad the battery is back to 10 hours easy and it's much faster now, Every device runs the best with the IOS That it came with.
09-24-2012, 01:08 PM #8
Now on to the real story...
Yes I want to brick the pad, it shouldn't matter why to any of you, or why I don't donate it. However, if you all must know... I've had it since launch day. It was given to me by my employer, who will not upgrade a functioning iPad to a newer model. So to avoid having to buying my own personal pad which will get used primarily for work and occasionally for personal, I'd rather just brick this one, hand it back in, and ask for a new model. Does this help everyone understand why I or anyone else would want to brick a pad instead of donating it to a good cause or giving it to a family member, or downgrading it and keeping it for better battery life, or any other reason? If not, just back away from the keyboard because you have no useful comments for this topic.
09-24-2012, 01:35 PM #9
Truth, when I first read your post, 2 things came to mind;
1; This guy is really ticked off at his iPad...
2; This guy wants us to help him scam someone (perhaps Apple) so he can get a new iPad.
Turns out, I was close with my second conclusion. Having a sense of "doing the right thing" I could not and will not assist you in any way, sorry. Just the way I feel about this type of thing.
Not necessarily judging you, but take it for what it's worth.
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09-24-2012, 03:06 PM #10
I thought it was on topic. If you had kids you could give it to them. Makes sense to me.
As for your real reasoning I'm with Blkcadi. We won't help you with what pretty much equates to a scam.
So I suggest you back away from our forum and don't come back with the attitude or scam attempts.
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09-24-2012, 07:31 PM #11
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09-24-2012, 08:05 PM #12
^ now that makes sense, awesome.
09-24-2012, 08:29 PM #13
Pick up and drop on floor... Repeat if needed sorry I had 2
09-24-2012, 08:36 PM #14
09-25-2012, 08:59 AM #15
How about actually contributing to the post or posting a single time with why you'd rather not help out instead of making sarcastic remarks?
Thanks Blkcadi for actually being civil and not feeling the need to flex your mod fist. Your comments were actually of substance.
09-25-2012, 12:07 PM #16
09-26-2012, 06:31 AM #17
Ok, fun over.
You basically have two options I can think of, one has already been mentioned.
1: Drop it so the screen breaks/cracks (as Brooms already mentioned)
2: Restore it in itunes and half way through the restore yank the cord. It will leave you in recovery. Probably wont be permanently bricked but may work for you.
There is no real perma-brick method for idevices these days, most of the time a restore can fix what would otherwise be considered bricked.
09-26-2012, 11:05 AM #18
Yeah 2 is where I've been before. People know I'm too smart to just leave it at that and not fix it. That's why I was looking for a sure fire brick. I don't want to crack the screen as that will be physical damage making me responsible for the cost of replacement, whereas bricking it can say software died, etc. Thanks for the ideas though.
09-26-2012, 11:14 AM #19
I would probably be able to brick a 3GS software wise by choosing the wrong bootrom with redsnow when jailbreaking. That leaves your phone in a place where only a battery removal will allow a successful restore. Not sure if something similar method could be used for an iPad though.
09-26-2012, 02:44 PM #20
Oh wow, thought this was over. Guess not huh.