T-Mobile rolling out software update that kills Galaxy Note 7's charging capability
posted by Cosmin V. / Dec 27, 2016, 12:16 PM
T-Mobile is the first major carrier in the United States that will kill all Galaxy Note 7 units registered on its network. The Magenta is also among the first three carriers in the US to have agreed to push the software update that cripples Samsung Galaxy Note 7's charging capabilities, alongside AT&T and Sprint.
After refusing to do Samsung's bidding, Verizon agreed to released the update. Bottom line is all three major carriers in the country, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, will soon release similar updates to Galaxy Note 7 phones registered on their networks.
Today, T-Mobile announced it has started to roll out an update to Galaxy Note 7 phablets, and mentioned it on the phone's support page. So, beginning December 27, firmware version N930TUVU2APL2 is being pushed to T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 phones.
The official changelong mentions that the update will send an on-screen notification about the recall with action steps to take. Aside from that, the update will prevent the charge ability of the Galaxy Note 7.
This is one of the last steps taken by Samsung in its attempt to have all Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the United States returned. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will begin pushing the update in the coming days as well, so if you haven't yet returned your Galaxy Note 7, now would be a good time to do it.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016
Hahahahahahah lol . Don't mind me , I'm still laughing after reading the airpod review.
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 12:50 PM 5
Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2016
Ha ha jokes on them. My note 7 has updates blocked out.
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 1:04 PM 1
Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 1:09 PM 0
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
It's but logical. I seriously doubt if there are still many people out there running the original Samsung firmware on their Note7. I assume those who still own the device have already disabled OTA updates, flashed a custom ROM or taken any other measure to prevent their Note7s from getting hit by all these restrictions imposed by Samsung.
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 1:53 PM 0
Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 19, 2012
So you will continue to hold a phone which is unsafe, will not receive software updates or improvements, has no dollar value (since it's recalled), which you probably paid over $800 for, just to show Samsung that you can overrule them? You are SO SMART!
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 10:20 PM 0
Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012
the usual suspects are in denial and waiting on the note8. techie. darkj and teddykord. funny how techie missed this article. he is busy giving his sole opinion on the great airpod review of 9
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 3:06 PM 5
Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015
LOL it's funny how kiko and bub always show up in Samsung articles but then get mad if someone post something about apple they do not like in a apple article lol. But anyway, I do agree, just turn the phones in and get your money back and wait for the awesome S8, S8 edge or the note 8
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 3:43 PM 2
Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009
Just don't update? People get a boner every damn update and update it 2 seconds after they're notified, brick their phone and then are confused. The pay dev's money for free updates; they have to get paid some way.
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 4:47 PM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):