Hot Potato: While Android's smooth performance and top-notch camera set Google Pixel phones apart from the competition, the devices have had problems with their hardware and software for generations. The latter seems to be a major problem, targeting Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners, causing phones to accidentally turn off, set special recovery mode, and in this case stop them.
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have only one month to remove Google from the list of supported devices. However, since a number of Pixel 3/3 XL owners running the latest Android 11 version had an issue - some in December last year - this turned their devices into bricks. Some users believe that the mysterious error appears to be related to a security update, although Google, being aware of the problem, has not yet provided a solution.
Interestingly, these pixels sometimes accept wired/wireless charging and appear as "QUSB_BULK_CID: xxxx_SN: xxxxxxxx" when connected to a computer, indicating that the device is turned on. A special recovery works called Emergency Download (EDL). While powerful Android users will likely be able to disconnect devices from boot mode using an operating system flash, there is currently no easy-to-use method to solve the problem. Unfortunately, the Pixel 3 / 3XL is almost completely out of stock at this point, because homeowners have no choice but to do a factory reset or have their devices checked or repaired at an authorized repair center. Not allowed.
Mysterious bugs turn Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL into molds