Quote Originally Posted by slayerboy View Post
I've bricked phones/tablets before because I was careless with following steps, essentially making them really expensive and useless paperweights.
Ouch. >.<

Rushed and forgot one of the most important steps, didn't you? I almost made that mistake once with my OG Incredible.

Recently, it's become so much safer to root with most common phones. The Nexus 4 has a couple applications that make it nearly as simple as jailbreaking iOS, you just click a button. The most important thing is to make sure to make a NANDroid backup in case you mess up, so you can still restore it.