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Nike's self-lacing shoes are being BRICKED by Android update

Nike's new Adapt BB self-lacing shoes are being bricked when updated over Android

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 20, 2019 09:31 pm CST - 1 min, 6 secs reading time

We've all wanted to wear the self-lacing shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II, and now that Nike has launched their awesome Adapt BB kicks, there are some niggly issues.

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Now that Nike's new Adapt BB sneakers are in the wild, owners are complaining that their shoes are being bricked when being updated over the Android app. There are reports on the Google Play Store with reviews stating that the shoes "stop working after the update". You can obviously still wear them, but the self-lacing part of the Nike Adapt BB sneakers is a big, well, the entire part of the shoes I guess.

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I'd be pretty bloody pissed off if I plonked down $350 on a pair of self-lacing shoes that turned out to be duds post-update, and even more so as it seems to be affecting Android users with iPhone owners reporting they have no issues updating the Nike Adapt BB shoes. If you update the shoes through the iPhone and then pair them afterwards on your Android smartphone, you should be alright - but you shouldn't need to do that.

Nike should surely fix this issue soon, and I'm sure once these stories and user reviews land in front of their eyes there'll be a fix issued.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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