The symptoms have nothing to do with P02-08. They are related to differences in silicon.
We received a different version of silicon than we specified a while back. Unfortunately, by the time we discovered this, a few units had snuck out the door. P02-08 is what we happened to be shipping at the time. All versions subsequent to P02-08 accommodate multiple versions of silicon. The silicon differences only affect field updates of firmware, which is why they test fine in the factory and in the observatory.