Did BLU brick your Life One X2 smartphone? Don't worry, you can now buy its sequel (UPDATE)


UPDATE: We've just been informed by BLU that they have fixed the issue with the previous update and customers who own the Life One X2 are now restoring their devices via a new software update.

BLU Products, the US-based company that's trying to conquer the entry-level segment with some of the cheapest Android smartphones that money can buy, recently made headlines due to an issue with a software update.

Apparently, BLU managed to brick a lot of smartphones when the company released a faulty software update a few days ago. Unfortunately, the company didn't issue any official statements, so if you've bought the BLU Life One X2 and installed the last update, then your phone will probably remain unusable.

But there's a solution to the problem if you're willing to pay extra. It looks like BLU has decided to launch the sequel to the “bricked phone,” the Life One X3, despite the fact that it didn't offer any solutions to customers who bought the Life One X2.

The Life One X3 is a mid-range smartphone that packs a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a secondary 13-megapixel selfie snapper, and a massive 5,000 mAh battery.

But who would buy another BLU smartphone knowing that the company that launches them won't offer reliable software support? We sincerely hope that those who made the mistake to purchase the Life One X2 will eventually be able to completely recover their devices.

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9 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

If you buy a Blu product after this BS then you are a fool..

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I haven't trusted BLU products ever since it was found that their phones came stock with spyware, but this recent story made me so repulsed by the brand that I just associate it automatically with junk. I wouldn't be surprised if BLU goes under or gets bought out by some Chinese manufacturer.

6. gamehead unregistered

Dude. If you're afraid of spyware you shouldn't be using ANY smartphone.

3. nitefire

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I'm pretty sure the update doesn't permanently brick the phone, and that a factory reset fixes it

4. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

" did BLU bricked ....." I'm not entirely sure if the grammar is correct there.

8. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Thank you for fixing the error. More readable now.

5. JcHnd

Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Lol... what a shady title :p

7. gamehead unregistered

Less ram, but a bigger battery. So barely an upgrade

9. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I stil have a blu and its terrible. They were on to something but honor and moto are the way to go if you're on a budget.

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