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Use "bricking" in a sentence
"It seems that a lot of the problems are from a) firmware not being updated; and/or b) firmware update problems (units "bricking" - I guess circuits overloading and frying) when the units download firmware updates direct from the internet."
"There are warnings about "bricking" your phone, which renders a device unbootable, and this commonly happens after installing a custom build of Android."
"Like with most firmware updates, there have been several cases of the process causing problems, with some 'bricking' reports, but nothing out of the ordinary and, seemingly, on a very small scale."