(Verb) To "brick" something or when something is "bricked": refers to installing or upgrading some sort of digital device (say, an iPhone or a Wii), having something go wrong, thus rendering the device completely inoperable and usually beyond repair.
Damn! I totally bricked my iPhone by installing that latest security patch!
As verb: to brick something. This is the action of rendering any small-medium size electronic device useless. This can happen whilst changing the firmware, soldering or any other process involving either hardware of software.
I bricked my mobile phone when I tried to install Linux on it.