Android 10 update for the Galaxy A70 reportedly bricks some variants of the phone
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Every major software upgrade comes with its share of bugs, and Samsung is no different. Thankfully, Samsung's Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update has been mostly bug-free. However, things are less than ideal for some Galaxy A70 users, as the One UI 2.0 update is reportedly bricking some variants of the phone.
Sammobile discovered the problem and attributed it to a discrepancy between the Galaxy A70's motherboard and charging PCB, that renders the phone inoperable. Since the phone cannot be switched on, a software fix is out of the question. For most users, the only way out is a physical replacement, something that might be difficult to get considering that a lot of places are on lockdown. Flashing a stable Android 9 Pie build will solve the problem too, but the process is a bit cumbersome. You can find out more about it on this XDA Developers thread.
It is unclear as to how many users have been affected by this problem. The number shouldn't be very high, considering that the One UI 2.0 update for the Galaxy A70 is only available in the Netherlands at the moment. A cursory glance at Samsung Netherlands' community forums reveals that there are no complaints so far. However, we were able to find at least one Twitter user who claimed that his Galaxy A70 stopped working after he installed the Android 10 update.
If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy A70, hold off on installing the One UI 2.0 update until Samsung issues a clarification about the matter. Not all variants of the phone are affected, and a lot of Galaxy A70 users have successfully upgraded to Android 10 without any hiccups. Still, you shouldn't risk it, especially not at a time when a replacement could potentially take weeks.