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Unlike Android phones, all supported Windows Phones have been already patched and it goes without saying that Microsoft was one of the first companies to patch the vulnerabilities. Last week, Microsoft began rolling out a cumulative update to address the vulnerabilities in chipsets manufactured by Intel, AMD and ARM.

Just like the PC counterpart, Windows Phone also appears to be affected by a bug after installing the patch for Meltdown and Spectre. According to a report from a German site, Windows Phones with latest cumulative update reboot and freeze at random times for no clear reason.

First-party and third-party applications might crash at random times. Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged the bug yet but the company may be already working on a fix, it could be released the next cumulative update scheduled to arrive on Patch Tuesday tomorrow.

Microsoft has also released updates for Windows PCs aimed at Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. A number of users have reported that the patch is causing BSOD on PCs with AMD chipsets.

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15254.158 brings security fixes to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Graphics and Windows Kernel. Are you experiencing similar problems? Let us know in the comments below.

  • FirstLine

    For me it’s the reverse. My 650 hasn’t rebooted by itself since the last patch. Used to reboot by itself twice a week.

  • Abraham John

    No problem with my phone.

  • Yash Agarwal

    My app will got crash twitter asphalt 8 weather

  • Brancaleone

    Nobody will notice this problem.

  • Christopher

    My Lumia 640 has taken a terrible turn since the patch. It started with a completely missing start menu and a suddenly read only locked SD card. After several factory resets, the phone has become mostly unresponsive and the app store has completely disappeared. It’s pretty bad folks.

  • judokus

    after installing 15254.158 a lot of programs won’t start, like Whatsapp.