Google has launched a new security update for Android 14. However, it would come too late for a bug that is causing some users problems with data storage.
There is a new security update for Android 14. For a number of Pixel devices, this rollout also includes a patch that should fix a bug in the storage system. However, that seems to be figs after Easter for some.
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The bug in question surfaced in mid-October and first appeared to affect the Pixel 6. However, responses from many users with other devices reported similar problems in Google’s IssueTracker. The recent Google Pixel 8, for example, can also be affected.
The bottom line is that a number of people with multiple accounts seem to be stuck in a reboot loop and can no longer access their data. Some users even made the comparison with ransomware.
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Calling for backup
Despite the earlier reports, it took a while before Google launched a fix for the problem, the rollout of the Android 14 update continued as usual. According to the IssueTracker, the patch would be successful for a number of people, but users who are stuck in the loop do not seem to be out of the problem yet.
Google published an update stating that the company is still looking into how it can recover the data of users with this problem. It is therefore always advisable to make an (external) backup of your important files.
In August, Google released a revolutionary security update for Android 14. However, this was separate from these problems.