The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL looked like a worthy second attempt at an iPhone-killer from Google. But since launch, the supposed Android flagships have struggled with a laundry list of problems longer than Jay-Z’s, like a defective screen, hissing problems, and questionable durability.

According to a rash of complaints from Google’s own forums, spotted by Android Police, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a fun new party trick: The device will reboot randomly, including on brand-new devices that Google has sent out to fix the problems.

Android Police heard from one reader, who reported random reboots on an original Pixel 2 XL and a second device that Google sent him following a complaint. It happens even in safe mode, which means the problem is linked to the device itself or its firmware, not a third-party app.

One Pixel owner called Nader Babbili claims to have tracked down the issues to poor LTE reception. “It’s from being in a low signal area and LTE – for example when I’m at home on wifi it rarely happens, once I leave my wifi area (low signal area, LTE comes and goes)  reboots happen constantly . . .  So I went into Settings -> Network and Internet -> Mobile Network and change Preferred network type to only use 3G = NO MORE REBOOTS!”

Google hasn’t commented officially on this particular issue yet, so Babbili’s fix might be the best option for any Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL users seeing the random reboot issue.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.