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Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet reportedly suffering from boot loop issues after KitKat update

Verizon Ellipsis 7

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet has been receiving minor updates over the course of the months, but the carrier took everybody by surprise when it rolled out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to this budget tablet a couple of weeks ago.

While it was a very good gesture from Verizon to roll out the update for its budget tablet, user reports suggest that it wasn’t without its own issues. Most users are reportedly seeing boot loops with the Ellipsis 7 after the update was installed by the users.

This can be particularly annoying for the users since boot looping essentially restricts users from accessing the device. Some users have found a work around by heading over to the custom recovery option (power + volume down key) during reboot. Even Verizon seems to be suggesting the same workaround, so it might be worth a shot if you’re facing boot loop issues with the update.

Are you facing similar trouble with your Ellipsis 7 after the Android 4.4 update? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Verizon Support

Via: Android Police

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  1. For some strange reason the link to Verizon Support community thread was broken, taking me to some page written in Spanish. Editing the link, stripping it down just to its destination, no referrer etc. info. I got to the intended page:


    I found the following exchange regarding the Over The Air update interesting…

    Customer Service: “This is very strange Kroewe! We definitely want you to have a device that powers on and works as intended! Is there any physical/water damage to the device? Is your device within one year manufacturers’ warranty? Try connecting your device to a USB port on your computer and test power on. Keep us posted.”

    Kroewe: “Physical/water damage? Really? Induced by this broken update? Tablet was fine… Ran OTA update… Tablet is a flat useless brick.”

    Currently I am recharging per the OTA instructions which specifies that you should boot up on a full recharge. I am probably already past the issue. Still, I am waiting nervously.

    UPDATE: I brought it back up not fully recharged but close. Seems to be working.

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