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Some Samsung Intercept owners find their phone in a coma after Froyo upgrade

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Some Samsung Intercept owners find their phone in a coma after Froyo upgrade
Sprint has acknowledged that some owners of the Samsung Intercept have seen their phone bricked after the Android 2.2 upgrade. The carrier is telling those who have experienced this problem to give them a call at 1-888-211-4PCS.

The carrier hasn't publicly said what it is going to do about those with bricked units, but Sprint did apologize for the inconvenience while it investigates what happened and corrects the problem as soon as possible.

If you were one of the unlucky Samsung Intercept owners whose phone was bricked by the upgrade, there is an unofficial fix available. The update.zip that is allegedly the same program that Sprint is currently testing as a fix for frozen Samsung Intercepts, is available to install at your own risk by clicking on this link.

source: Sprint via AndroidCentral


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posted on 21 Dec 2010, 01:36

1. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Just another example of the problems with andriod.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 02:29 1

2. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Meh. Someone had to take a shot at Android. I'll take a shot at Apple by means that all iPhone users are bricks. ;)

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 06:47 1

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


yeah its a minor problem most likely to be related with the cable used or with the posses being done in a unappropriated way, but lucky for us bricked =/= broken and the phone can be recovered...

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 07:54 1

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


oh yeah hawk your magical device also has this problem...
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=968838
here is another
http://luciendantuma.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/bring-a-bricked-iphone-back-to-life-after-update-ios4/
virtually all phones have a chance on getting bricked, even on officials updates... next time you want to go bragging about how much android sucks make sure is in something your phone does not suck at too... oh yeah i forgot your leader says your phone is perfect any errors is the users fault, he makes perfect equipment, not perfect end users...

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 05:32 3

3. DrewSadik (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)


and then Windows people, well, they just cool

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 11:31

6. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


I have not read anything where an iphone bricks because of low battery or a cable. The android problem is because there is an update every month, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 etc. Then each manufacturer must redo all their different phones.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 12:52 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


the 1st and the second are not completely related, on the second I'm showing its not an android isolated problem, its on every phone you buy regardless. now of you read carefully on the fist link i posted you will see they asked the guy if he did something wrong and if thats not the OS's fault, why they ask this? because is the normal behavior if you skipped a step or used something bad you will found a problem... now even if its not the users fault the phone can fail for "unknown reasons"

and android phones has too many updates?
have you checked apples updates?

here they are:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history#1.x:_Initial_release_of_the_OS
and here is android's:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)#Update_history

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 01:09

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


is it for both sprint and virgin mobile?(the update)

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