New Locus Pro update bricked my phone
Last night, about 8 hours ago, my Samsung S5 was suddenly bricked while I was browsing.
I left it for the battery to discharge overnight so I could restart.
This morning it was not actually dead but it displayed an error message about a service not able to run. The particular service was not stated.
The status bar of my phone showed a Locus icon and the message was "automatic backup complete". I have never configured Locus for automatic backup.
I started Locus and the update information page was displayed.
When I dismissed the update page, multiple error messages about file locations were displayed, and all my maps are gone.
I would say that Locus updated automatically and attempted to backup data to a cloud location. I have not enabled automatic backup. I have no cloud storage enabled on my phone.
This would have been a disaster if I was using my phone to do motorcycle navigation through Asia, as I have done many times in the past.
New features should NEVER be enabled by default. The app should not do anything automatically that could leave a user stranded, Error messages must state the app that gerated them.
I thought Locus was a good alternative to Garmin devices, but obviously I cannot trust it.