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

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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18. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 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. 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!

19. bbdol

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

32. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

the thought it was just for the galaxy s II

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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."

35. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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

33. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

37. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

40. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

38. chris_t610

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

41. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

42. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

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

43. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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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