- Nov 24, 2021
I am certainly playing devils advocate regarding it being a hardware failure. But from what it seems, this is consistent enough to be linked to OTA updates which, when paired to Google's history of poor end-user support, seems to be a form of planned obsolescence. It's the shopping holiday, the Pixel 5 and 6 went on sale at various retailers.... yea. My Pixel 1 also died in the same fashion after 2-3 years. I replaced it with this Pixel 3.Sorry to hear, don't blame u at all being rather pissed, I'm not happy either having a pix 3.
One important thing though, the firehose would give us access in EDL mode, but **if** the problem is failed hardware, then there's nothing that could be done even with the firehose.
That may be why google is approaching this as they are, they may prefer to leave this as a *mystery*, rather than have it be known as hardware failure. Additionally, I"ve read of this now starting to occur with the 4a and the 4.
I'ts a pretty big mess really. I'm personally switching back to my LG preference for daily driver. Last thing I'd like to have happen is to need to make an emergency call or something, and find the device is dead.
I highly recommend people fill out the class action lawsuit form. I am not emotionally "pissed", I am tired of having to be forced to upgrade every few years due to an OEM in one way or another manipulating me to do so. I am not alone, either. If Apple can support a phone from 2015 with their latest software release, then so can the giant that is Google. Phone sales are not their bread and butter, data collection is. If they want to harvest me like a corn stalk for ad information, then they need to keep me on a phone for ~5 years, no less.
I am not a fan at all off Apple's UX and ecosystem personally, but their customer support is seemingly the defacto standard all others should strive to make their minimum.