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Topic # 182421 15-Oct-2015 09:55
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A new software update for the Vodafone Smart Prime has been released

DO NOT download it. It has been bricking many people's phones. Vodafone hasn't really offered any support for the people inconvenienced. If you are looking to purchase a cell phone, I recommend you avoid the Smart Prime until this situation has been remedied.


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  Reply # 1407077 15-Oct-2015 09:58
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Downloaded and installed last night.  No problems at all.  :)



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  Reply # 1407080 15-Oct-2015 10:01
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Yeah, it's been working fine for most people, but a lot of people, including me, have had it bricked. I think it's probably safer to avoid the update until the problem has been fixed. I'm sure people can stay on slightly earlier firmware for a while to avoid the possibility of a brick.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1407107 15-Oct-2015 10:46
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If you have issues then you return handset to place of purchase with proof of purchase and advise it happened during the latest handset update,



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  Reply # 1407110 15-Oct-2015 10:48
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I know, but it's still a pain to lose a phone for 2+ weeks while it's off for repair. It's safer to avoid the update until Vodafone actually fixes it.

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  Reply # 1407114 15-Oct-2015 11:04
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Has VodafoneNZ officially advised of an issue with the update?



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  Reply # 1407117 15-Oct-2015 11:07
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They haven't really said anything except acknowledging that the problem exists and they are "working on it".

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  Reply # 1407119 15-Oct-2015 11:08
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Who advised you this in VodafoneNZ?



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  Reply # 1407120 15-Oct-2015 11:09
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Dylan on the community forums

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  Reply # 1407123 15-Oct-2015 11:11
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GibbyAG: Dylan on the community forums


Can you please provide a link then off to this



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  Reply # 1407126 15-Oct-2015 11:17
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Here you go

Edit: Nevermind. I dont think newbies can post links

https://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Android-phones/Vodafone-Smart-Prime-update-problem/td-p/190935/page/2

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