Bricked? | Rickard Andersson


Today as I was driving home from work, I noticed my iPhone didn’t have any service even though I was clearly in an area with full service. So I rebooted the phone and got this:

Bricked iPhone

When I got home, I plugged it in and started up iTunes. After half a minute or so, I got this:

iTunes activation error

Either my SIM card is busted or the phone itself is. I was able to restore the phone by holding down the power and home button for 10 seconds which apparently instructs iTunes that the phone needs to be restored. It didn’t have any effect though. I’m going down to the Telia store where I bought the phone tomorrow to see what they think. It’s at times like this I’m glad I never unlocked or jailbreaked (jailbroke?) the thing. Fingers crossed, I can get a new one!

Edit: I didn’t get a new one. They sent this one off for service, so I guess I’ll be without my iPhone now for a couple of weeks. Damn.


  1. Bruno
    Posted November 22, 2008 at 14:50 | Permalink

    I have the solution for a few euro!

    A notepad and pencils: 2 € 50.
    An old mobile phone as trium Alcatel in a flea market: 5 €.
    An mp3 player made in Taiwan: 30 €.
    A Kaleidoscope offered in boxes of cereal to see new-age video!
    A Viewmaster to see movies! (

    And a travel bag for transport …

  2. Posted November 22, 2008 at 17:07 | Permalink

    You forgot a map and a compass to replace the GPS :)

  3. Posted December 5, 2008 at 16:23 | Permalink

    I got a new iPhone. I guess they determined it was beyond repair :)

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