T-Mobile rolling out software update that kills Galaxy Note 7's charging capability

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.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



17. monoke

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Just scattering the roaches. Closet not 7 owners will find a way I think..

11. matistight

Posts: 1066; 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.

9. bubbadoes

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

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; 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

13. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I haven't replied here in weeks.....calm your tits Joseph. Not to mention I haven't said anything derogatory here...

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

How do you get security updates or can you if you have update blocker? Is it even worth it if you can't get security updates?

3. Jaytech

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Ha ha jokes on them. My note 7 has updates blocked out.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014


6. trojan_horse

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.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"It's but logical" None of this entire saga has been logical...... not one instance.

14. wizbang_fl

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yeah, don't think that will work for long the have also started rolling out signaling updates as well, no update, no phone / data service.

15. benzb

Posts: 82; 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!

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"so if you haven't yet returned your Galaxy Note 7, now would be a good time to do it." If you haven't returned your Galaxy Note 7. You're a dumbass.

1. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Hahahahahahah lol . Don't mind me , I'm still laughing after reading the airpod review.

12. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

hahahhaha lol.

16. Tizo101

Posts: 644; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I just see that guy wearing the airpods (on the review) in my mind every time their mentioned... that dumb ass lol (he sure looks one while wearing those)

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