What’s the Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to a Device of Yours?

What’s the Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to a Device of Yours?

At XDA, we know that we should always take precautions to ensure our device is safe. Whether that means carefully following flashing instructions or protecting our phone inside a tough case, we want to make sure our devices reach the end of the day unscathed — or at the very least, functional.

But accidents happen sometimes. A sudden fall, glossing over a specific flashing requirement, or simply unjustified overconfidence can quickly put your phone to rest (at least until you repair or restore it). Sometimes, we are just hit by plain bad luck, often resulting in frustrating but somewhat funny scenarios. So we ask you,

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to a device of yours? Was it an accident, a case of overconfidence, or an honest mistake? How bad was the damage, and how’d you get around it?

Share your stories below and join the conversation, and show pictures if you have them!

About author

Mario Tomás Serrafero
Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. Quantifying smartphone metrics and creating benchmarks are his favorite hobbies. Mario holds a Bachelor's in Mathematics and currently spends most of his time classifying cat and dog pictures as a Data Science graduate student.