The act of Bricking and Electronic Device occurs when the Firmware or BIOS has been Corrupted or when improperly installing Hardware, this includes soldering. Any of which will render the Device unable to boot.

Bricking can occur When: Installing the wrong firmware; Power loss during a Firmware or BIOS update; Poor Hardware connections; Installation of firmware that is infected with a computer virus.

Partial Bricking: This term refers to a Device that has the potential to boot but is disabled due to Bad, Previously Stored Information, or Corrupted Temporary Files written to the Devices Flash Memory (RAM).


Un-Bricking: Once a Device has been Bricked it will not be able to Boot until Corrupted Data has been removed and the proper data replaced. Since the device can not boot this means it must be done manually. This includes Removing and Replacing/Soldering Chipsets. Generally a Device is considered forever useless once it has been bricked, This is because your average electronic user lacks the knowledge and tools to repair electronic devices.

Un-Bricking of a Partially Bricked Device: If the Device is only Partially Bricked there are a number of tricks that may restore the Device. Such as: A few shut downs and reboots; Manually Reseting the BIOS, this may be done on the Devices Motherboard if availible; A series of Keystrokes has also been known to remedy some Cases; Removing the Power Source from the Device for a period of time.
I used a Hack Program to try to Downgrade my PSP and it Bricked.
by Zachry Diehl January 10, 2007
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a pound or kilogram of any drug (item requires clarification from speaker as to the amount intended)
I get my dope straight off a brick. (implying said substance is pure, clean, and untampered with)
by The Butcher of Raleigh June 19, 2003
1) (adj) Very cold.
2) (v) To punch.
3) (n) A quantity of cocaine.
by VAKI5 September 14, 2003
a basketball shot that on hits the backboard and bounces off
*shoots the ball* eww ..brick..
by krees April 29, 2004
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.
by jules_v March 07, 2006
Very cold. Like when somehting is cold and frozen itsz as hard as a brick.
Dam its madd brick outside.
by MiiZZ EXLCUSiiVE August 22, 2006
There are a number of different meanings for the word brick so don’t just dump it there’s some good stuff here:
1 Very cold. Usually only used to describe the temperature of a place, e.g. the weather or indoors in a particular location.
2 An unintelligent person. Derived from "thick as a brick."
3 A basketball shot in which the ball bounces off the backboard and/or hits the rim, but does not go though the net.
4 A large quantity of drugs packaged in a brick shape, especially cocaine.
5 An external power transformer that provides power from a wall socket to a laptop, wireless router, projector, etc
6 A piece of electronic equipment that has been rendered inoperable. This usually happens when trying to update the firmware or BIOS of the device, when "jail-breaking", installing new mobile phone ROMs, etc.
7 A large mobile phone.
8 British slang for a reliable person.
9 To bail, ditch, let down, not show up or do something as promised/agreed to.
10 To hit something or someone with bricks.
11 To avoid doing something because of fear, derives from shitting bricks.
1 It's brick outside today, I’m going to have to put on my thermals.
2 That twonk is such a brick!
3 He keeps on hitting bricks, the useless wanker.
4 I'm gonna score a brick tonight.
5 The sodding brick is fucked.
6 I think I’ve fucked up the brick.
7 That’s not a mobile phone, it’s a brick.
8 You can always rely on Charlie, he's a real brick.
9 Looks like he's gonna brick on the party, but the rest of us are coming.
10 That fat bastard has pissed them off once too often, they’re going to brick him.
11 I knew he’d brick it, no way would he do a parachute jump.
by AKACroatalin April 27, 2015
all white bricks mean dope. off white brcks is heroin
aye bruh who u kno sell dem bricks?
by bay~be September 13, 2008

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