While this is apparently not an issue affecting a great number of HTC 8X owners, those who do have the problem are stuck with an unusable brick of a phone. T-Mobile subscribers with the phone are supposed to receive the update on Monday. The update brings Data Sense, which allows users to get a better grip on the amount of data they have consumed, an FM radio, and a way for owners of the phone to finally delete those unnecessary duplicate files that ended up in isolated storage, consuming some of the phone's free unused storage capacity.
Let's hope that it also doesn't bring the bug that is causing HTC 8 X owners to lose their phone and gain a paperweight. We will keep an eye on this story and see what HTC and Microsoft are doing to make this right for those whose phones no longer work.