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Besides bricking, you could at least prevent furher use of mobile networks by blacklisting the phone (via the IMEI) with your carrier. Your carrier can then further blacklist your phone by instructing the GSM Alliance, via their IEMI Database, to do so, so that the mobile can't connect to any networks. This, however, as sebastian nielsen already said, does ...


"Bricking" is a Little bit wrong Word, because this refers to old theft locks on older phones, that really did make the phone unuseable, permanently. There was no recourse of activating it, not even for the manufacturer. Then they made so such locks could be reenabled by the manufacturer, but only after being the original owner and showing a sales receipt, ...

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