The much-awaited Lumia Cyan update bringing Windows Phone 8.1, along with a host of new features to the Lumia devices range is likely capable of bricking the devices.
Specifically, Lumia Cyan update that was rolled out for users running Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers has reportedly locked the phones automatically. Users’ using BitLocker disk encryption to secure their phones had an issue downloading the update.
Microsoft’s statement noted that the company is investigating the issue and has paused the roll out of the Lumia Cyan update temporarily which will be resumed when it is patched.
The company also suggested users to downgrade their devices to the latest commercially available version of the OS before installing the Lumia Cyan update. If there are any issues or the phone gets bricked, the Nokia Software Recovery tool could be used to un-brick the device.
The others who are running regular Windows Phone 8 and yet to receive the update would have no issues with the handset.
The suspended update also includes the build 12400, the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview version. The 21MB Build 12400 is an upgrade to the existing Build 12397. The updates are expected to fix stability issues and make other optimizations in the OS.
Those who are not using the Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers and are not using BitLocker for encryption are also requested to wait until the company can fix the issue and begin rolling out the update.