[Resumed] Razer Phone Oreo 8.1 update roll out delayed due to issues
Update (May 25):
The roll out has been resumed.
The Oreo update (Android 8.1) for the Razer Phone – which started rolling out beginning last week – has been delayed. That’s true at-least in the UK, where carrier Three has confirmed the roll out has been delayed due to issues.
The carrier’s support team on Twitter revealed this information in a series of tweets. Take a look:
Sadly, the carrier didn’t reveal anything about the problems that forced Razer to take this step.
SIM detection issues?
We tried digging out reports of problems (if any) users have been facing post update, but couldn’t find anything widespread. However, we did find some reports where users say the phone doesn’t detect SIM card after the update.
Here’s a Reddit thread discussing this:
And here are a few reports on XDA.
Users are also complaining on Twitter:
@Razer @Android ever since I updated my Razer phone (which btw I fkn love this phone) to Oreo 8.1.0 I've been having cellular data problems such as no service which I had no problem with before I updated and I can't even rollback to 7.1
— NoLongerActive (@2stepclutchthas) April 27, 2018
@RazerSupport After updated android 8.1,my razer phone can not catch any sim services, sim card work well on other phones
and before android 8.1.Please fix it.There's lots of report said this issue.
— カリンションボリ( ´_ゝ` )=з (@yuminagakarinn) April 20, 2018
There’s also a discussion going on over at Razer’s official forums.
So far, only Three UK has confirmed the roll out has been suspended, but this is likely to be the case for several other carriers as well. Razer is yet to officially come up with a word on this. Also, there’s no info on when the roll out would resume.
We’re continuously monitoring the situation, and will let you know as and when something news-worthy happens. Until then, keep a tab here.
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