Oh no. Just when it looked that the everlasting stream of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL upshots had come to an edge; yet another trouble has arisen for Google. This time users are reporting that their new Pixel 2 phones are rebooting at random. In short, Pixel 2 reboot issue has emerged this time.

Technically this is a long-standing issue that has been bothering some devices since launch. XDA-Developers and Google Pixel product forum posts reporting occasional reboots date back to late October; this means Pixel 2 reboot issue is not something new.

Those afflicted seem to have tried everything from cleaning their phones with a factory reset setting and reviewing for any malicious third-party apps in Safe Mode. One user even resets his device; decided to not install any apps, made a few adjustments as feasibly possible to the standard set-up and still faced the problem while inconstantly typing out an email.

What Can Be the Reason?

Thanks to the detective work of user Nader Babbili; however, we now know that the plausible culprit is critical bug dwelling in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s LTE modem; that’s causing Pixel 2 reboot issue.
Babbili suspected this might be the case after discerning; that reboots only tend to happen when entering a low signal area where LTE signal is inconsistent. After changing the preferred network type to 3G only; the user noticed that the reboots ceased completely.

Not appeased with his work; Babbili supposedly obtained access to a local Wilson Cell Amplifier and discovered; that turning it off also arose the tide of reboots, even with LTE active on the phone.
It’s unclear what exactly makes the Pixel 2’s modem meltdown; but we do know that Google hasn’t yet fixed this Pixel 2 reboot issue. Users running Android 8.1 Oreo are still reporting; that reboots happen randomly after the update; as did several users who received replacement devices.

Hopefully, a speedy software update can fix the issue once and for all as completely disabling LTE permanently is far from an acceptable solution. In the meantime; let us know if you’ve encountered reboots on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL devices in the comments below.

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Fiza Khan is a tech geek who loves to let the readers informed about tech trends and news. The writing style is precise yet informative which keeps you updated about what’s new in the tech world without spending much time on reading a huge article.


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