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What is Bricking ?

Bricking is a term that may refer to the process of making a device, such as a computer, smartphone, or other electronic device, non-functional. It is an irreversible process, often done by manufacturers, which renders the device useless. The term ‘bricking’ comes from the idea that the device has been rendered as useless as a brick.

Bricking in More Detail

Bricking can be done for a variety of reasons, such as when a device is stolen or when a manufacturer wants to force an update to the device’s software or operating system. It can also occur accidentally when a user tries to install an incompatible firmware update.

In some cases, a bricked device can be repaired, depending on the reason why it was bricked in the first place. If the device was bricked by a manufacturer, the user may be able to get a replacement from the manufacturer. If the device was bricked accidentally, it may be possible to repair it by restoring it to its original settings.

In general, it is always best to avoid bricking your device, as it can be difficult and expensive to repair. If you are unsure about making changes to your device, it is best to consult a professional before attempting any changes.