Owners of Samsung’s critically acclaimed Galaxy S smartphone should be aware of a potential problem with the handset.
A major glitch can occur when connecting the Galaxy S to a PC using Samsung’s Kies software, with the bug wiping the handset back to factory default settings, the Inquirer reports.
According to a spokesperson for Samsung, this problem only occurs if the handset in question contains a file name extension longer than 16 characters. Removing the offending file will solve the problem.
It’s not known how many mobiles have been affected by this issue, but Samsung is currently working on a fix which should be available early next week. Until then, it may be best to avoid hooking your Galaxy S up to your computer, just in case.