We previously reported that the Gingerbread update for the Kyocera Echo was bricking phones, with even a couple of our readers chiming in with their own stories. Well it looks like Sprint has had dealt with enough customers calling in to complain about the update and the carrier has decided to suspend the update. In the mean time it will be looking into the problem, and will try to figure out what’s causing the phones to brick.
No word on how long it will take to issue a fixed update, but we’ll keep you posted on any updates. Anybody out there who managed to update their Kyocera Echo phone’s successfully? I guess you’ll just have to stick with Froyo in the meantime, or find some way to root it for a custom ROM. It’s a shame to see updates being pushed out in a rush and bricking phones – I feel that carriers should thoroughly test their updates before pushing them out to subscribers instead of rushing to meet a deadline. After all it’s better late than never, and in the case of Android phones: better late than bricked.