1. venom0706's Avatar
    I have a 2 months old Xperia Z2 which runs very smooth on Kitkat 4.4.4. I am probably going to update to Lollipop when it comes out as a system update, however, I am very scared of it bricking my device. Is it possible? I plan to do a factory reset after the update, but still...
    02-23-2015 11:18 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    If an over the air update bricks the phone (I've had it happen to 2 phones), bring it to the carrier. They bricked it, they own it. (Both of mine were so badly bricked that they had to be replaced. I don't keep my phone on a charger whenever it's not on my belt, and the battery died while it was updating during the night some time. Result - flashing a ROM always failed. Probably damaged a cell in storage.)

    Not that it happens often, but if it does just bring it in and tell them that after it updated it stopped working, went into a bootloop, whatever happened, and would they please fix or replace it.

    BTW, after the update, first try clearing the cache. That might be enough, you won't have to do a factory reset and restore all your backups.
    02-23-2015 01:56 PM
  3. venom0706's Avatar
    My phone is bought from Amazon, so I can't bring it anywhere if it gets bricked. Also, does a factory reset automatically wipes the cache and can only a cache wipe brick the device?
    02-23-2015 02:46 PM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    On good grief, it's not going to brick your phone.
    02-23-2015 03:06 PM
  5. mcelmeel17's Avatar
    On good grief, it's not going to brick your phone.
    Now now. The only dumb questions are the ones not asked. As long as its not troll bait..

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    02-23-2015 07:17 PM
  6. Morq's Avatar
    Just make sure to have enough power to carry on through updating and you'll be fine
    02-24-2015 04:41 AM

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