The Blackphone 2 is a smartphone which was designed with privacy in mind and now the company behind the device has released a software update which is bricking some devices.
Silent Circle has released a software update for the Blackphone 2 and the update has bricked some handsets which the company says are not authorized handsets.
The guys over at Ars Technica were contacted by one of their readers who had this happen to them and they have now received an official statement from Silent Circle, which you can see below.
Silent Circle is aware that unauthorized devices have been manufactured as Blackphones and we’re working aggressively to stop the sale of those. As we’ve counseled, it’s imperative for consumers and companies to work directly with authorized sales partners when purchasing the Blackphone 2. We invite people to check with us prior to purchasing, so we can help them be sure they’re securing an authorized phone to ensure they get the software and services that come with it. We also invite people to visit our support knowledgebase.
So if you intend on buying the device, make sure you are buying it from an authorized retailer or your could end up with a device which will not work.
Source Ars TechnicaFiled Under: Android News, Mobile Phone News