As for those who only downloaded a hack of a software installer, what were you thinking? You know Apple has not put out an SDK. So you are voiding your warranty and perhaps the use of your phone to a command line geek who could care less about what it does to your phone.
On top of all that, Apple warned you about modifying your phone. They saw that their update would cause problems for some of the unauthorized hacks and told you that the update was coming and that it would likely break your hacked iPhone. Apple was not trying to brick any iPhones. The last thing they want is a mob of angry people showing potential buyers how fragile the iPhone is. Instead of taking heed, people said things like "Oh, Apple wouldn't dare release an update that would do injury to a modified phone."
Now, I'm not suggesting you did anything illegal, just stupid. If you mess with your firmware in your computer so that it will not turn on, or open an iMac case because you want a better graphics card, or you just want to overclock your system, no problem. But when your computer does not work any more, or a software update breaks your modified system, you have only yourself to blame. The reason you have to back up your data before sending it in to Apple Care is because they will likely restore the system to factory settings. If it works the way it should, then it is your problem, not theirs. Send a warranty voided, obviously modified system to Apple and they won't even look at it. This is true with all products. Why should Apple be any different?
Bottom line. You bought the phone and it worked beautifully. But you wanted it to do even more. You wanted to turn it into something it was not. From the first moment you put home baked software on you phone, you voided your warranty. Apple tried to warn you but you didn't listen. I understand why you are sad about the ill health of your phone. What I don't understand is why you are angry at Apple.
I am not flame bating. I genuinely want to know why you think that your bricked phone is Apple's fault.