Updating after bricked phone - success?

nismospec

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So like many others on this forum, I had a Nexus 5X for 1 1/2 years before it bricked in early January.
Seems there was a known hardware defect from LG that one of the recent android updates caused.
Google admitted that in a roundabout way and replaced my phone with a refurbished one even after my warranty expired.

The question is, now that I have my phone back, it's constantly requesting me to update to 7.1.1.
I can't recall, but I thought 7.1.1. was the cause of the bricking that started, so I'm hesitant to install that update again.
Currently I'm on 6.0.1. which is what was on when it shipped to me.

Has anyone received a replacement phone from the bricked update and successfully updated to 7.1.1 or newer without any issues?
I'm fine with staying on 6.0.1. if it means that my phone runs smoothly and won't run the risk of bricking again because I have a feeling Google may not be so nice the second time around.
 
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This same thing happened to me. I got a refurb from Project Fi, and I was prompted to update about 6-7 days after getting the replacement. The Fi customer service rep I originally talked to said they'd replace the replacement if it had any issues, so I updated with only a little hesitation. And a few weeks later, I'm not experiencing any negative issues. I'm not sure if it will be enough to keep my business because of the rising cost of the Pixel compared to companies like OnePlus, but Project Fi customer service has been the best experience I've ever had with a company. I've spoken to them a few times, and it's always pleasant. I'll be happily riding out this phone as long as it lasts.

So like many others on this forum, I had a Nexus have 5X for 1 1/2 years before it bricked in early January.
Seems there was a known hardware defect from LG that one of the recent android updates caused.
Google admitted that in a roundabout way and replaced my phone with a refurbished one even after my warranty expired.

The question is, now that I have my phone back, it's constantly requesting me to update to 7.1.1.
I can't recall, but I thought 7.1.1. was the cause of the bricking that started, so I'm hesitant to install that update again.
Currently I'm on 6.0.1. which is what was on when it shipped to me.

Has anyone received a replacement phone from the bricked update and successfully updated to 7.1.1 or newer without any issues?
I'm fine with staying on 6.0.1. if it means that my phone runs smoothly and won't run the risk of bricking again because I have a feeling Google may not be so nice the second time around.
 

nismospec

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sounds good. I think I may take your approach and chat with Google to see their thoughts.
if they say I should be good to go, then i'll update as well. appreciate the insight.
 

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So like many others on this forum, I had a Nexus 5X for 1 1/2 years before it bricked in early January.
Seems there was a known hardware defect from LG that one of the recent android updates caused.
Google admitted that in a roundabout way and replaced my phone with a refurbished one even after my warranty expired.

The question is, now that I have my phone back, it's constantly requesting me to update to 7.1.1.
I can't recall, but I thought 7.1.1. was the cause of the bricking that started, so I'm hesitant to install that update again.
Currently I'm on 6.0.1. which is what was on when it shipped to me.

Has anyone received a replacement phone from the bricked update and successfully updated to 7.1.1 or newer without any issues?
I'm fine with staying on 6.0.1. if it means that my phone runs smoothly and won't run the risk of bricking again because I have a feeling Google may not be so nice the second time around.
My phone got stuck in a boot loop and then bricked (after supposedly being repaired) just before Christmas. It took me most of January to get it back!

However the second time it came back I updated to 7.1.1 straight away and it's working fine. I've actually signed up to the beta program and am now running 7.1.2 with no issues whatsoever.
 

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