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Android 5.0.1 fixes accidental device reset bug

Android 5.0.1 fixes accidental device reset bug
Lewis Leong

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The first update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is here and it fixes a bizarre bug. The 5.0.1 update doesn’t improve performance but does cut down on the chances of your device accidentally resetting itself, which wipes everything from your phone.

The reset bug is triggered by accidental screen taps, which can occur in your bag or purse. If your phone’s lock screen is triggered and an incorrrect password entered too many times, the device will reset itself. While the bug only occurs under very specific circumstances, Google isn’t taking any chances.

The patched operating system will now require a minimum lock screen pattern of four dots, up from three. This will cut down on the chances on accidental taps from resetting the phone.

Many users are still waiting for Android Lollipop. Nexus and Google Play Edition phones got the update first and many manufacturers are already testing Lollipop on their phones.

In the meantime, check out how to use Android 5.0 Lollipop to see all its features.

Source: CNET

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