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Official Samsung-made ICS update... bricks the Galaxy Note in France

0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2012, 09:38 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the most amazing success stories in smartphones recently - first met with a cold shower from many people, but the hate soon turned…

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posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:51

18. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Yea this bug materialized initially on leaked ICS builds a couple of months ago and was experienced soon there after by some really unfortunate folks on XDA who installed the leaks. I was lucky enough to not have been affected, but it effectively stopped me in my tracks from installing custom ROMs for quite a while.

For anyone interested here's a link that details the issue.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1633938

My basic understanding is that there is a workaround for the bug that removes some code that activates an erase command in the firmware. Therefore, CM9 is supposedly free from the bug and I have been running CM for about a month and have wiped system/data etc multiple times safely and my phone is still running like a top.

Cheers and happy 4th of July to my America counterparts!

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:53

19. bbdol (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Seriously Samsung? XDA member Chainfire reported this issue to Samsung and I believe they responded with a statement that they're working on it. This is why I trust my phone with respected developers at XDA more than the manufacturers.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:06

32. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


the thought it was just for the galaxy s II

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 12:40

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


this may be an inconvenience but this is actually pretty lucky for them because Samsung will surely pull out the stops to appease them for this huge slip. "pick out whatever you want pal! Galaxy S III? you got it! we've kept you waiting long enough for ICS. oh you had a $40 case for your Note that's useless to you now? here's a $40 credit."

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:16 1

35. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


if this happened to apple, they would just deny it and pretend it didn't happen lol

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:37

36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nah, they're actually pretty good when it comes to that kind of thing. people had chances to get 2 cases for antenna gate and they did that 1st gen iPod Nano Replacement Program which i actually participated in and got a free 6th Gen Nano. i sold that thing. xD

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 14:09

33. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


why isn't taco criticizing us? is he banned, his he sick, where is galitoking either.
taco criticizes android for things that make no sense, but now for something that is actually worth criticizing, he keeps quiet lol

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 15:17

37. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


He had (limited) written near his username in his latest posts, I think he is either banned or on a very short leash...

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 17:29

40. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


lol yay

well i liked watching his stupidity though it seemed very amusing :(

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 15:59

38. chris_t610 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


they just rolled out the ICS for my Galaxy Tab 7.7, but I am sticking it out with Honeycomb for a while until I am confident that no such issues like this ever happen.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 17:30

41. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


it won't happen

only happens for devices with touchwiz 4 firmware (ie galaxy s II, galaxy R, note, advanced etc) because they use similar firmware

7.7 uses firmware similar to what was found on the galaxy tab 2

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 20:24

42. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


If they rooted before updating they wouldn't have any problems right now....

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 00:57

43. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Archos updated the Archos G9 101 tablet with ICS and it was buggy as heck, but then it updated again, and has been pretty awesome ever since.

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