So yeah, whoa on that Galaxy S21 update – wait on install

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What it looks like over here

Going to give some of the highlights of the past hour – apps opening in split screen but not taking input, apps not closing, widgets disappearing, inability to get power menu to launch, phone shaking while making a phone call, apps not closing, notifications not clearing, phone becoming what you see in the image above. It finally rebooted, I don’t know actually what caused the reboot because I was trying everything I could.

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Things locked, no reason why, dual screen painted over each other, unable to dismiss apps

Phone’s finally back up, very long reboot, missing widget now returned and looks correct (it had not after the update)

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Apps launching in split screen, not taking input

Anyway, might want to put a hold on that update – may have just been a first boot on Android 12 thing, but it was enough to down my phone for a while and with no way to reboot (I know how to reboot, it wasn’t) it could get you locked up for hours.

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App launched in split screen from a notification that decided it would hang out over everything else, including the Android select screen

I’ll letcha know if it comes back, but if you can hold off a day or so do yourself a favor and don’t be the guinea pig.

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