More devices added to LG’s bootlooping class action lawsuit

By now you’ve probably heard of some bootlooping issues on select LG devices, especially in the high-end segment. A class action lawsuit was even filed against LG pertaining to the G4 and V10 being bricked because of the defect and LG’s inability to fix the issue. It doesn’t look like things are going to get better for the smartphone maker, either.

Several new devices have been added to that lawsuit, including the Nexus 5X, the LG G5, and the LG V20. For those of you keeping score at home, yes, that’s all of LG’s flagship devices over the past two years. The G6 isn’t included, so there’s still a chance that maybe LG fixed the issue in 2017, but it’s never too late for that to be added to the lawsuit, too.

The lawsuit claims that the CPU in flagship LG devices wasn’t secured to the motherboard as securely as it should have been. Heat from using the device causes the processor to become detached, slowing down the phone and causing problems before failing completely. That’s when you see the bootloop.

LG has until May 8th to respond to the lawsuit.

source: Ars Technica


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