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Originally Posted by mitchellvii
I honestly don't know how you guys do this development work without bricking your device. I know on my Epic 4G Touch it is SUPER easy to hard brick if you don't do things just right.
It's like poison berries. Who was the first poor schmuck to find out those shiny berries would kill you?
For every "don't do this or you will brick your device!" warning out there there is a developer with an expensive paperweight.
I was probably the first to repartition a Nook Tablet... honestly? It took a lot of confidence that I wasn't going to brick the device... there was a lot of concern that the security might brick, but going through the source code of the booting process, I was pretty darn sure that it wouldn't brick. But in the end, it came down to some big balls, and trust that it wouldn't brick. Of course, the forum post about it was slathered in "don't get this wrong or you'll hard brick your device" but not because I had an expensive paperweight at any point, but rather, because I knew what would happen if something went wrong.
Basically, think of it like the physics teacher demonstrating the bowling ball swinging away, and then coming close to, but not hitting their head. Physics tells them that it works... they've demonstrated it a million times before... and all that faith goes towards letting that ball go, when their common sense is screaming at them that something horrible will happen. I have no doubt, that each time they let go of that ball, their heart skips a beat, as they wonder: "maybe today, physics won't prevail..."