Nexus 4 owners frustrated over Android 4.3 update which threatens to “brick” phones

Your Nexus 4 could possibly overheat or "brick", according to users at Google's product forum

The much anticipated Android 4.3 update, released earlier this week, has caused headaches for thousands of Nexus 4 owners as several incompatibility issues emerge.

Signal loss, continuous reboot loops, application bugs and battery life issues are just a few of the myriad of problems reported hours after the update was released.

However, the majority of users on Google’s Product Forum have reported Wi-Fi connectivity issues, which include automatic toggling between enabled and disabled Wi-Fi and the failure of the Wi-Fi icon to appear on the notification window. In more extreme cases, users reported severe overheating and even bricked phones.

The problems have caused dissatisfaction among those affected, some users threatening to switch back to the previous 4.2 firmware.

This is not the first claim of phones overheating this week, as a man’s apartment was set alight after his Galaxy S4 caught on fire, but that was likely caused by fake parts or battery.

It was hoped that the new software would increase productivity by allowing a more efficient multi-user ability, better App control, and higher graphic capabilities in the desired device, through the compatibility of Open GL ES 3.0.

Android engineer Dan Morrill says Google is aware of the issue and is working on a fix, but there was no advice given to rectify the current situation.

Source: Google Product Forums | Image: OneClickRoot

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