Google Pixel devices have received their latest update for May 2023. The update was highly anticipated as it aimed to improve the performance, security, and overall user experience of the devices.

A fix for the issue occasionally causing lock screen UI elements to overlap with the home screen launcher interface is included in this patch.

Google Pixel devices bricked after May update

However, the update has caused a stir among some users who reported issues with their devices after installing the update (1,2,3).

Google Pixel bricked
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According to reports, some Google Pixel users have experienced issues after installing the May update, with some devices becoming ‘bricked’ as a result.

The issue seems to have escalated in recent days, with numerous reports on social media and tech forums indicating that some Pixel devices are completely unusable after installing the update.

Some users have reported that their devices are stuck in a boot loop or won’t turn on at all, while others have encountered other problems that prevent them from accessing their device’s features and functions.

For those affected, the issue is understandably frustrating and disruptive. With no clear solution in sight, some users have resorted to seeking help from Google support.

Pixel 6, before the latest update, my pixel would boot up after seconds. Now it stays on a loading screen with the G logo and a loading bar underneath.
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My pixel 6 pro keeps shutting down after update and showing messag that cannot load android system your data may be corrupt and after doing factory reset two times, the issue remains unsolved.
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There is also a case where several times a day users get an ‘xxx keeps stopping’ (xxx refers to any app name) until the phone becomes unusable and is only rectified by a reboot.

Issue escalated

A Google Diamond Product Expert has escalated this issue for further investigation. However, there is no ETA for a fix yet.

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Unfortunately, there is no workaround at the moment. But we still hope that a fix for the issue where Google Pixel devices are reportedly bricked becomes available at the earliest.

Until then, we will keep an eye out on the problem and update this space as and when we come across more information so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

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Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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