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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 7th Feb 18, 12:52 PM
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    UK phone maker Wileyfox in administration
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    • 7th Feb 18, 12:52 PM
    UK phone maker Wileyfox in administration 7th Feb 18 at 12:52 PM
    No more OS updates

    Warranty likely to be invalid as believed to be in house , not 3rd party
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 7th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
    Damn, that's a shame.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 7th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
    Bad news indeed. Let's hope the administrators can avoid liquidation and closure.
    Last edited by pmduk; 07-02-2018 at 1:10 PM.
    • Exemplar
    • By Exemplar 8th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    • #4
    • 8th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
    Wileyfox goes into administration
    • #4
    • 8th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
    Seen on the net today - just for information only:

    https://www.gsmarena.com/wileyfox_enters_administration-news-29529.php

    Looks like everything in the on-line store is 'out of stock'.

    Sad really as I liked the build quality.
    Last edited by Exemplar; 08-02-2018 at 2:44 PM. Reason: bleurgh
    'Just because its on the internet don't believe it 100%'. Abraham Lincoln.
    • Jon 01
    • By Jon 01 8th Feb 18, 2:44 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 2:44 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 2:44 PM
    Posted yesterday; http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790080
    • Exemplar
    • By Exemplar 8th Feb 18, 2:51 PM
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    • #6
    • 8th Feb 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 2:51 PM
    I did look but as it was buried on page 2.....!
    'Just because its on the internet don't believe it 100%'. Abraham Lincoln.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 8th Feb 18, 4:46 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 4:46 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 4:46 PM
    Actually, it's still on page 1
    • toshi
    • By toshi 8th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 11:13 PM
    As Wileyfox sold Cyanogen OS phones initially, some of Wileyfox phones are well supported by Android Open source developers community.

    For instance, Storm and Swift is officiallysupported by LineageOS

    https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/#wileyfox

    Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 for Swift 2 is available
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/swift-2/development

    This is not the first case, Nextbit Robin has been stopped, (now Razer Phone) however, Nextbit Robin is well supported by Android Open Source Developers communities as well.

    I hope some Wileyfox users will continue to get software support by Open source communities.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 9th Feb 18, 9:47 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:47 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:47 AM
    I thought most Wileyfox handsets had been moved onto stock android? My original Swift was before I killed it.
    • DanHam
    • By DanHam 9th Feb 18, 12:38 PM
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    If I've purchased my phone from Littlewoods (about 3 months ago), would I be able to send the phone back to them should it no longer function?
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 9th Feb 18, 1:23 PM
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    If I've purchased my phone from Littlewoods (about 3 months ago), would I be able to send the phone back to them should it no longer function?
    Originally posted by DanHam
    Hardly, more like clear no, but IF something happens- worth a try contacting whoever is administrator.

    Shame, as IMHO they had good intentions, not too bad products, but seem to be unable to compete with bigger businesses from far east
    • tonygold
    • By tonygold 9th Feb 18, 6:18 PM
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    If I've purchased my phone from Littlewoods (about 3 months ago), would I be able to send the phone back to them should it no longer function?
    Originally posted by DanHam
    if you paid by credit card you could claim from them if the phone fails within an unreasonable' timeframe.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 9th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
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    This is bad news for me, my OH and my granddaughter. I have an original 2 yo Swift, OH a slightly younger original Spark. We bought our 12 yo GD a new Swift 2+ at Christmas. Not too bothered about our phones, we can always wait until upgrades are no longer possible and buy an alternative, but GD has just had her cranky old second hand Moto replaced by the Swift 2+ and is really pleased with it. It is a very good phone and we were planning on replacing both ours with a Swift 2+.

    When Cyanogen Mod went TU, Wileyfox were really good at helping OH and self to download & install stock Android, then upgrade to 7.1.2.

    Of course I am also sympathetic to all the laid-off staff. Bang goes the only British Smartphone company.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • PHK
    • By PHK 10th Feb 18, 10:39 AM
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    Hardly, more like clear no, but IF something happens- worth a try contacting whoever is administrator.

    Shame, as IMHO they had good intentions, not too bad products, but seem to be unable to compete with bigger businesses from far east
    Originally posted by Atasas
    I don't understand why the manufacturer going out of business would affect the consumers rights against the retailer.

    Hardly any manufacturers do their own repairs anyway (they use third parties) and the retailer can still refund or exchange.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 11th Feb 18, 2:27 PM
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    [QUOTE=Robisere;73858029

    Of course I am also sympathetic to all the laid-off staff. Bang goes the only British Smartphone company.[/QUOTE]

    They're not gone yet, but in administration due to problems with their backer. Who knows, if they find backing elsewhere they may yet survive or be sold. Fingers crossed
    Last edited by pmduk; 14-02-2018 at 8:29 AM.
    • tronator
    • By tronator 12th Feb 18, 9:56 PM
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    Somebody posted this link on reddit today

    http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2018/02/12/wileyfox-will-continue-despite-administration/

    I put LineageOS on my Swift one year ago and it will be out of warranty soon. So it won't affect me this much anyway.
    • devizes18193
    • By devizes18193 13th Feb 18, 12:28 PM
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    Somebody posted this link on reddit today

    http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2018/02/12/wileyfox-will-continue-despite-administration/

    I put LineageOS on my Swift one year ago and it will be out of warranty soon. So it won't affect me this much anyway.
    Originally posted by tronator
    If there a idot dummies guide on how to to this . I fancy the idea but scared to plough in
    • tronator
    • By tronator 13th Feb 18, 12:58 PM
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    If there a idot dummies guide on how to to this . I fancy the idea but scared to plough in
    Originally posted by devizes18193
    This is the guide for the Swift (crackling)

    https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/crackling/install
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