More and more Pixel 3 owners are grappling with an issue that makes their phones unusable. The devices suddenly go into an “Emergency Download Mode” (EDL) from Qualcomm, which does not even allow new firmware to be installed in a regular way.
That comes from a report from Ars Technica. More and more Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners are affected, who have reported the suddenly occurring error to Google’s IssueTracker and are discussing the problems in various forums and on Reddit. The devices go in an emergency download mode “, short EDL, which stands for Emergency DownLoad fashion. It comes not even to the boot loader zoom to try to install new firmware.
This means that the device” overall brick “- becomes a” brick “. This describes a device that can no longer be used and is completely inoperative. There is no warning or sign of an impending problem.
No solution at the moment
It is not sure what is causing the problem, according to Ars Technica. At the moment it is also not possible to say how often it occurs. In addition, the magazine reports that there is still no practical solution that excludes the replacement of the phone. It has been speculated that this is a hardware problem, but not enough information is currently available to prove it. In response to requests from several media outlets, Google has not yet commented on this, but the user reports are currently being investigated.
The fact that the Pixel 3 family is now affected is annoying for many owners since smartphones from this series bought early are already out of the warranty period. Anyone who is affected should wait and see whether Google discovers a technical defect and act accordingly. With the Pixel 4, the group had already extended the coverage once in order to fix certain defects free of charge even after the warranty had expired.
Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.