It’s not certain what causes the issue, how common it is, or whether there’s practical solution short of replacing a given phone. We’ve asked Google for comment. Ars speculates about the possibility of a hardware issue like LG’s bootlooping, although there isn’t enough evidence to definitively point to a physical flaw.
Either way, the reports of bricking aren’t great news for Pixel 3 owners. Many of those phones are either out of warranty or close to losing coverage. You may have to pay for repairs or a new device through no fault of your own. Google did extend some Pixel 4 warranties to cover known issues with those handsets, though, so there’s a chance the company might do the same here and provide free solutions.
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