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BLU finally addresses Life One X2 bug that locks users out of the phone

Exactly a week ago on November 28, some individuals started to complain about a pretty nasty bug that was affecting the BLU Life One X2. After downloading and installing a software update for the phone, users reported being met with a new screen asking for a password they didn't have. In other words, they were completely locked out of their device.

People began to discover that factory resetting the phone helped get past the screen, and while this did work for some, the real horror is that BLU took six whole days to actually address what was going on.

BLU sent out two messages on its official Twitter account on December 4, and they read as follows:

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One user that spoke with BLU has since shared a link to the .zip file that supposedly fixes the issue, but it's not entirely clear how it's supposed to be used. Our guess is that it needs to be flashed to the Life One X2 since there's no way to get past the password screen and to the OS itself, but since BLU hasn't made instructions for using the file public, we'd advise contacting the company directly and following its directions to ensure you don't screw up your phone even more.

It's certainly relieving that owners of a Life One X2 now have a way to actually use their phone once again, but if you ask me, being radio silent for almost a whole week with something like this is unacceptable.

Some users can't access their BLU Life One X2 after latest software update

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Being locked out of their phone I'm sure made people feel a bit BLU...
  • At least the issue isnt as serious as how the note 7 BLU up (sorry guys, I only brought up the exploding not 7 for the purpose of the pun 😅)
  • U get what u pay for!
  • "This fix is only for users which haven't yet done a Factory Reset or exceeded the amount of pin attempts." I get the Factory Reset thing, but they should have an update to reset the PIN attempts. Maybe Google can assist with that? I get it would be the same as Apple vs the FBI with the San Bernandino thing, but still.
  • Wow, I'd be so upset. And the Life One X2 looks a lot better than other BLU phones I've seen.