Remember that minor upgrade sent out to owners of the Motorola CLIQ just the other day? You know, the one we reported
that placed version 1.3.18 on the CLIQ and fixed some minor bugs with the touchscreen and GPS and improved battery life. One thing that the update has done to some phones which was not included in the change log, was to brick the handset. Some are reporting on the Motorola and T-Mobile forums that after downloading the upgrade and rebooting the phone
, it accidentally sets the time stamp to "0" which in Linux is equal to December 31, 1969 at 7:00 P.M in the Gregorian calendar format. To make matters worse, the time cannot be changed which is making many functions of the handset not work. Some were told to do a Master Reset and that only made matters worse by not fixing the time and preventing users from signing into MOTOBLUR and even turning on the phone. Motorola and T-Mobile are aware of the problem and will be sending out a fix. In the meantime, do not update to 1.3.18 unless you need a new puck for your next ice hockey game.
A T-Mobile spokesperson named Meriah said, "Thanks everyone for informing us what the latest Motorla CLIQ OTA update has brought to light. We want everyone to know we have been reading your comments and we hear you. We have forwarded your concerns to the appropriate people and are working hard on them. As of now, we advise you not to Master Reset your phone if your OTA update did not download of if you are experiencing issues at this time."Motorola CLIQ Specifications