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Android 10 update for the Galaxy A70 reportedly bricks some variants of the phone

Do not install the One UI 2.0 update on your Samsung Galaxy A70
Do not install the One UI 2.0 update on your Samsung Galaxy A70 (image via Samsung)
The Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A70 reportedly causes some variants of the phone to stop working. You can get around the problem by sideloading Android 9 Pie on to your phone. If that isn't an option, the only way out is to get a hardware replacement from a Samsung retailer.
Anil Satyanarayana,

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.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-04- 9 (Update: 2020-04-10)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2