Tag Archive: Bricked


iOS 10 Update Problem Fails, Requires iTunes to Fix Bricked iPhone & iPad

Some users are experiencing trouble installing the iOS 10 software update by way of the Over-the-Air Software Update mechanism. The problem is not subtle if encountered, the update halts and then displays a “Connect to iTunes” screen similar to recovery mode, preventing the update from going further. Essentially this means the iPhone or iPad will … Read More

Apple pushes out update to fix bricked iPads

iOS 9.3 has caused headaches for some iPad owners who updated to the new software only to find their devices bricked, but Apple already has a fix out to help bring devices back to life. Apple temporarily pulled the iOS 9.3 update from some devices yesterday. The company has since released a new build of […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How an Apple security expert ‘bricked’ his brand new jeep

In addition to Apple devices, noted security expert and The Mac Hacker’s Handbook co-author Charlie Miller has carried out some fascinating (and potentially terrifying) research into hacking vehicles. Last year, alongside fellow hacker Chris Valasek, Miller demonstrated that it is possible… Read more ›

Pebble Smartwatches Are Getting Bricked After Latest App Update

If you have a Pebble watch, don’t download the Pebble 2.1 update. It could very well brick your smart watch. According to Smartwatch Fans, a number of people are finding that the updated Pebble app is killing their Pebble watches:… Read more ›     

Apple TV Update Pulled After User Reports Of Bricked Devices

Apple TV 6.0Friday, we reported that Apple TV was updated with a new v6.0 update, bringing with it features like AirPlay from iCloud and iTunes Radio. Today, however, Electronista reports that the update has been pulled. We’ve confirmed that the update is no longer available, as our un-updated Apple TV still says it has up to date […]

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Potential Fix For iOS 5 Bricked First Gen iPads

William Joye, who originally reported the problem about iOS 5 updates bricking first generation iPads, has reported back that the prescribed fix using Redsn0w fixed the problem with his iPad. Here are the steps he used to bring his first generation iPad back to life.   Download a copy of Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows or Mac�from the Dev-Team blog. Copy Redsn0w to  [Read More…]

First Gen iPad Owners Complain About Bricked Devices After iOS 5 Updates [Updated]

  Cult of Mac reader, William Joye, brought an interesting problem �to our attention. According to William there is �an issue concerning upgrading first generation iPad 3G to iOS 5. A number of owners, including myself, now have disabled iPads after attempting to upgrade to iOS 5.� This is the first we�ve heard about this problem and by far the worst after iOS 5 was released last week. Sadly, it seems  [Read More…]